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 Paula Harten on March 26, 2012 at 10:50pm

I am jumping in here with some Halas designs I tried in 2003 using Pat Earnshaw's book, "Outlines and Stitches".  The first one,Kokopelli, has only one ground stitch as I was concentrating on the design using the circular openings and learning the darning stitch as well as working the edge.  The second one, Rabbit, has more fillings.  I have never tried making another one.

Comment by Rochelle Sutherland on January 3, 2012 at 4:45pm

Marie Laurie has a book about Halas Lace 'Hungarian Needlepoint Halas Lace' ISBN 064639097. She has visited the country many times and attended classes there, and was given permission to write the book about this lace. Information about this lace is tightly controlled so it remains true to type.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 3, 2012 at 1:02pm


There is not much written material on this form of needle lace yet.  If you look at the box above, just under the group's icon, there are some websites which have a little information.  The halasicsipke site and the youtube videos are probably the most useful.  There is also a book by Pat Earnshaw  OUTLINES AND STITCHES: A GUIDE TO DESIGN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HALAS NEEDLE LACES.

Comment by Mauricio Bernal on January 3, 2012 at 12:17pm

I would like to know more of this fit and materials. where I can encontarar this information please.?

Comment by Carolyn Wetzel on December 15, 2010 at 2:39pm

eBay alert! "Lace Outlines and Stitches" by Pat Earnshaw, which has coverage of Halas technique, is for sale right now on eBay for US$9.95 plus shipping. I'd snatch it myself but already have it!

Comment by Onna Addis on December 9, 2010 at 5:30pm

sure looks pretty

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 7, 2010 at 9:46pm
Thanks for the link to the Exhibition. Some lovely lace there.
Hmmm! another lace for me to try!!!!!!!!!! I have 2 books on it, - so no excuse!!!!!
Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 6, 2010 at 7:32pm
Comment by Carolyn Wetzel on October 8, 2010 at 11:29am
Hello Group,
I removed my earlier comment that included pictures of Halas lace but 2 of the images are now in the Photos section for your enjoyment.
I'll now be offline for about a week....
Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 6, 2010 at 4:47pm
By the way, you gave your photos good names. Search engines seem to find photos by the words used in the name of the photo, or sometimes by finding a page on which the search word appears and then showing any photo at all which appears on that page. By naming them "Halas" as the first word, they should show up eventually when somebody does a google search on "Halas" images.

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