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 June 3, 2012 at 1:43am

The only suggestion I can make is the same as for any needle lace stitch. After you make each stitch, use your left hand to maintain the correct tension on the stitch just made, so it stays the same size. Meanwhile use the right hand to move the needle. Anybody have other suggestions?

Comment by Karla Barraza on June 3, 2012 at 12:17am

Is there any trick to getting point de venice even? 

Comment by Beth Schoenberg on February 20, 2012 at 11:04am


Just a note, I was playing with stitches and shading many, many years ago, in a set of butterfly wings I was working.  I decided to open up the shading to just short of "open space," and used a non-traditional, very open and uneven "crackle" stitch, which turned out very reminiscent of many of the lighter machine-made laces of the 1930s.

I've just posted photos of the wings;  the crackle stitches can be best seen in the third photo.  Enjoy!


Comment by Lorelei Halley on February 18, 2012 at 3:20pm

Brona posted some diagrams of one of her edgings here:

Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 19, 2012 at 3:12pm

Beautiful diagram, Brona.

Comment by Karla Barraza on January 19, 2012 at 11:20am


Comment by Karla Barraza on January 18, 2012 at 5:02pm

the one in Brona's post.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 18, 2012 at 4:03pm


What kind of spider are you talking about?

Comment by Karla Barraza on January 18, 2012 at 3:26pm

for the spider, how do you finish up the stitches to keep them from unraveling?

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 12, 2011 at 2:07pm

Thanks Brona!


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