Needle Lace Stitches

Needle lace stitches. Here we will put stitch diagrams and stitch photos (that we make ourselves) so we can all be talking about the same thing. Needlelace stitches.

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Stitch sources 

Brona has really good diagrams:

I have the most basic stitches: 

A booklet of stitches from the Guild of Needlelaces, by Kay and Michael Dennis,  Learn a new stitch Booklet size of A5, not hard cover, a well illustrated pamphlet, total of four A4 pages folded, stitch list 

Charlotte stitch
Corded double Brussels
Corded double point de Venise and corded single Brussels
Corded double & treble Brussels
Crossbar stitch
Holey stitch
Jessie stitch
Kay stitch
Net and bar
New Eliza
Pea stitch
Raised point de angle Terre
Scallop stitch
Up and down stitch (Ardenza stitch)
Williamson stitch

See also the recommended book list in our BEGINNERS group -

Discussion Forum


Maureen Bromley's recent piece ABSTRACT DESIGN sparked a discussion of how to make little rings. So, we are starting an experiment. Anyone can join. I searched out the methods shown in DMC…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Maureen Bromley Jul 5, 2014.

Fig. 893 fourth stitch Encycl. Needlework 14 Replies

Inadvertently worked this stitch yesterday. Can anyone tell me please if it has an actual name for future reference. Thanks.

Started by Teri Dow. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Jan 10, 2014.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 10, 2013 at 11:41am
Comment by Lakshmi R on December 10, 2013 at 4:09am

Elizabeth ma'am thank you :) I forget things easily so was thinking of making a chart :) will do that ASAP

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 9, 2013 at 7:15pm

I think that might be a very good idea, Lakshmi. If you can draw up the stitches from here or another site showing them, you will have your own reference handy.

Comment by Lakshmi R on December 9, 2013 at 4:43am

can i make a chart of all the common stitches on a cardboard may be .. cover it in a plastic sheet and hang it in front of my work table??

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 29, 2012 at 6:05pm  

I don't know where I got this link from.  Perhaps one of our members has already posted it.  On the off chance that it isn't, here is it.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on June 4, 2012 at 8:55pm

Oh!  I knew there must be a quicker way!!!!  Thank you Lorelei!  I must remember that.

I am still on a big learning curve ..!!! :)

Comment by Karla Barraza on June 4, 2012 at 8:05pm


Comment by Lorelei Halley on June 4, 2012 at 5:23am

The easier way to go to Elizabeth's page is to click on her blue name, or on her gum leaf icon.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on June 3, 2012 at 8:50pm

If you go to my page and see the photos of my lace, look at the one marked Gros Point Motif - and you will see the double Pt de Venise stitch zig zagging its way along the rows.  The stitch was worked sideways - from centre outwards, , not up and down the way the photo is, but you can see where I was having a bad day working it!!!

Sorry, I don't know how to put a link in here, so go to Members, and put in my name.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on June 3, 2012 at 8:44pm

BY Point de Venise - I presume you mean the buttonhole stitch with another stitch below it - can be worked singly or in groups, with one , 2 or more stitches below it.

I find this hard to keep even.  I have a piece with double Pt. de Venise stitch, and 2 below it - and the blocks tend to lean one way or the other as I worked the rows.  More pronounced and it would have been a nice zigzag pattern!!!

I think is is just the ususal - Practice, Practice, Practice!!  It is all a matter of tension, and keeping the spaces between the stitches even, and also the stitches below the stitch at an even tension, so it stays upright, not leaning one way or the other (like mine did).


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