Halas Lace

For anyone who wants to learn about or discuss Halas needlelace.

Members: 28
Latest Activity: May 11, 2016

Halas lace resources: books, webpages etc.

This website has photos of Halas lace. The gallery page has a video, which has some brief shots of the lace being made. The laces are not shown in enough detail. But the catalog page does have some images which can be enlarged, so stitches may be identifiable. 

A facebook page, be sure to look at the PHOTOS.


Marie Laurie has a book about Halas Lace 'Hungarian Needlepoint Halas Lace' an Australian Interpretation.  ISBN 064639097.

Lacefairy has some enlargeable photos of the laces, plus a book list. 

This one includes Kalocsa as well as Halas. 


Laurie Waters of lacenews has collected a list of Youtube videos on Halas lace:  

Some photos of Halas lace: 

A short account of its origins and history:

Do a search on:     Halasi csipke

Discussion Forum

Making Halas Lace 3 Replies

Excerpts from a Halas lace article and project written for the IOLI Bulletin Summer  2014.I was asked if I would share the article I wrote for the IOLI Bulletin with this group since not all of you…Continue

Started by Loretta Holzberger. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Sep 2, 2014.

Halas books and links 3 Replies

How about if our members post, in this discussion, information on any books they know about on Halas, or links to websites with instructions or even pictures of Halas. I think needlelacetalk has info…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Jan 3, 2011.

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Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 5, 2013 at 6:36pm

This is such a pretty lace it reminds me of Bucks point which is the Bobbin lace i do, so love the honey comb stitch and using a gimp thread.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 30, 2013 at 12:31pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 14, 2012 at 3:02pm
Comment by Carolyn Wetzel on December 13, 2012 at 8:46pm

Beautiful! I've never seen 3-D Halas lace before. I wonder what the 2013 calendar looks like?

The videos on the site are interesting, too.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 13, 2012 at 3:11pm

Some Halas photos on facebook:!/media/set/?set=a.136119829789751.26941.135977436470657&type=3  

click on PHOTOS

Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 29, 2012 at 5:14pm

Paula: thanks for posting the butterfly, and your Halas, too.  We have had very little of that, since it is quite a difficult style, and finding teachers nearly impossible.  I created an album of the Halas photos that we do have.  I added your butterfly to it.  The link to the album is in the next column to the right, just under the list of members of this group.

I have the activity feed (newly added content and comments) set so that all photos newly added appear on the MAIN page.  So if our members look at the MAIN page every day, they will see the new stuff that has been added, including new photos.

Comment by Paula Harten on March 29, 2012 at 4:42pm

Since I still am not sure how everyone can manage to navigate all the nooks and crannies of this site, I will add a link to the photo I took at The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, CA here.  It is a legitimate Halas butterfly.

Comment by Rochelle Sutherland on March 27, 2012 at 3:09pm

Don't be embarrassed about your contribution, it is a starting point. The outline is never very prominent in this lace, being only a single thread.

Comment by Paula Harten on March 27, 2012 at 1:06pm

I went back to read the earlier posts and see you had a knowledgeable teacher.  How lucky you are.  

I am afraid I did not keep record of what thread's I used.  I was embarrassed to post those pictures with the uneven fillings, but figure it can't hut to get criticism.  I have done a lot of needle lace since then.  Looking at other pictures and re-reading the instructions, I think the filling thread is too heavy for the outline, or the outline is too thin.  The rabbit is the same thread, I am sure, so I guess I did improve ☺

I have a photo I made for the Lace Museum's newsletter of a real Halas butterfly the guild purchased for the museum.  I am not sure if I should post that photo here.   Maybe I should try copying it, without the fishes of course.

I also have a photocopy of an article by Eniko Farkas and edited by Holly Van Sciver that must have been in an IOLI bulletin (date?)  There are 3 references listed with Hungarian titles. Not up for trying to type those in correctly right now.    

Comment by Rochelle Sutherland on March 26, 2012 at 11:59pm

What thread did you use for the outline thread in the Kopelli piece? It doesn't seem to sit quite the way it should. Or was the piece upside down when photgraphed? The second piece is much better. It is very hard to maintain tension over long rows, especially in those loose stitches like the green pyramids and the 2 1 stitch. Don't be tempted to overfill the space, the rows pull down very easily to create a more even ground. Your darning stitch is very nice. I think it would be time to have another go at this, what about a butterfly?


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