Tutorials

When a member writes a tutorial for our whole network to use, we will post direct links here, to make them easier to find.  


BEGINNERS' NEEDLE LACE TUTORIALS

Michael Dennis' beginning needlelace videos--very good

prepare the sandwich:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNxdoB9dpkI 

couch the cordonnet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyw6-FPSMNY  

start filling stitches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLoZGg5RL48 

corded single Brussels:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysehs3diwUI 

spider web stitch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAI9ehFyRQc 

corded double Brussels:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYPchFOwll0

Ardenza stitch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlonO8e242Q 

Williamson st: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=583ibL1mWCg 

top stitching the cordonnet and releasing the lace:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-arGavTPr8 

The TUTORIALS page on his website:  http://www.michaeldennisneedlelace.co.uk/tutorials.html 

Lorelei Halley -- These are tutorials I have written for beginners. I want to stress that a year ago I could not have written anything. All the marvelous help I've received from our real experts made it possible for me to incorporate what I've learned from them into my very basic tutorials.

 

TUTORIAL 1 -- Plain bookmark sampler, part 1: laying the outline, corded Brussels filling

TUTORIAL 1 -- Plain bookmark sampler, part 2: more filling stitches, bars, the cordonnette

PHOTOS AND DIAGRAMS FOR TUTORIAL 1 are here.

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TUTORIAL 2 -- Leaf 10, part 1: laying the outline threads

TUTORIAL 2 -- Leaf 10, part 2: more fillings, buttonholing the cordonnette (outline)

PHOTOS AND DIAGRAMS FOR TUTORIAL 2 are  here.   

CHALLENGE-AN ONGOING WORKSHOP is a place where our beginners have been working on easy pieces and getting advice.  It started in March 2010, and still exists.  Some parts of the discussion is on the opening page of the BEGINNERS group, underneath the DISCUSSIONS.  But most of it is:

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/group/beginners/forum/topics/challenge-an-ongoing-workshop              (We haven't always been well organized!)

by our member Sophie, in French, with good pictures:  

http://petitcoeuramoi.over-blog.com/pages/COURS_7_BRODERIE_DENTELLE_AIGUILLE-971489.html

http://petitcoeuramoi.over-blog.com/categorie-10713358.html 

by Brona Bacilkova

http://sitakrajka.blogspot.com/search/label/Modern%C3%AD%20%C5%A1it%C3%A1%20krajka 

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Aemilia Ars needle lace tutorial by Brona

http://sitakrajka.blogspot.com/2011/12/aemilia-ars.html  Includes pattern and how to place tacking stitches.

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ALENCON - How to use horsehair to make Alencon needle lace picots

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/album/show?id=5118721%3AAlbum%3A59293&xg_source=activity&nbsp

How to make the ground:  http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/alencon-bee-2015-hex-set?context=latest 

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/alencon-bee-2015-hex-set/next?context=latest 

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Armenian/Turkish Needlelace -- Igne Oyasi, Bebilla

by Brona

http://sitakrajka.blogspot.com/search/label/Arm%C3%A9nsk%C3%A1%20krajka&nbsp

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GEOMETRIC NEEDLE LACE USING THE FIL DE TRACE AND AEMILIA ARS WORKING METHOD

Sylvia has a very good tutorial in italian, with a handy English translation button on the page, and very good photos showing the stages of working:

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico.html 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/search/label/merletto%20geometrico 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/search/label/Tutorial 

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Gros point embellishments on cordonnette

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/group/grospoint/page/zigzag-on-top-of-cordonette 

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Halas needle lace tutorial by Loretta Holzberger

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/group/halaslace/forum/topics/making-halas-lace?xg_source=activity

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NEEDLELACE PILLOW -- HOW TO MAKE A NEEDLELACE PILLOW:

Two of our members have posted tutorials on making a needle lace pillow on their personal blogs.  Here are the links:  

http://cjstitchingandblooms.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-needle-lace-pillow.html 

http://tatt3r-lace.blogspot.com/search/label/pillow 

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PAG NEEDLE LACE, Pattern 1

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-one-part-1

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-one-part-2

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-one-part-3

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-one-part-4

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-one-part-5 

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-stitches

 http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-first-project-charts

These are the same information, presented with all the photos in sequence on the same page.

PagLaceOne-pt1   scapi  skeleton

PagLaceOne-pt2   kolumbar, gusti dintel, flower - 1st ring

PagLaceOne-pt3   center ring, kolumbar, retki dintel, gusti dintel, zupcic (picots)

PagLaceOne-pt4   pogacica (diamond shapes)

PagLaceOne-pt5   Outer circle.Ending and cutting the lace free

 

PAG NEEDLE LACE PATTERN TWO

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-two-1 

PAG NEEDLE LACE PATTERN THREE

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-three-1 

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-three-2 

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-three-3 

PAG NEEDLE LACE - MENDULICA

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/pag-lace-mendulica 

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PUNCETTO TUTORIALS

BY AVITAL

Avital has written several sequential tutorials on puncetto and posted them, free, on her blog.  Here is the list:

Avital's online tutorial. The last 2 are animated, demonstrating open squares and square motifs.
http://apinnick.wordpress.com/patterns-and-tutorials/

http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/puncetto-valsesiano-part-7-open-squares/ 

http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/puncetto-valsesiano-part-8-web/ 

http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/puncetto-valsesiano-part-9-diamond/ 

BY BRONA

http://sitakrajka.blogspot.com/search/label/Puncetto%20Valsesiano Her blog has a translate button.

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RETICELLO -- PATRICIA GIROLAMI'S WORKING SEQUENCE FOR RETICELLO

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/reticella-working-sequence 

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RINGS -- HOW TO MAKE A GROUND WITH LITTLE RINGS OR COURONNES -- POINT D'ANGLETERRE

Maureen Bromley's example, on a laid square grid

Maureen's description of the laid square grid version (posted Jan 12, 2014)

Karen Roy's diagram of putting the rings into a buttonhole ground

In http://encyclopediaofneedlework.com/chapter_13.html  look at figures 711, 712, 714, 715, 753, 754, 756, 757, 764, 765, 766  

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Teneriffe -- LASZLO'S TENERIFFE MEDALLION

https://picasaweb.google.com/koteleky.laszlo/TeneriffeHogyan

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If anyone is contemplating writing a tutorial, contact me and we'll figure out where to post it and how to set it up.  There are several ways to do it.

1. You could create a discussion within a group, just as I did in BEGINNERS. At the bottom of every discussion you start, there is a list of slots where you can post a file.  The software allows jpg   gif   pdf   and Word documents - docx   rtf   doc

2. You could write it using WordPad, creating an .rtf file.  I could then post it as a page in the appropriate spot.

All these options allow you to include photos or diagrams.  Please remember that the photos and diagrams have to be your own.

 

If you have written a tutorial and posted it on your own website or blog, be sure to post a link to it somewhere on needlelacetalk.  The best place would probably be in a comment box in the relevant group, or on your profile, in the slots which accept urls.

 

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 13, 2014 at 3:46pm

Regarding copyright and posting photos or diagrams on this site -- simply copying any photo or diagram from another website, or from a book published after 1924 is prohibited. If it is something from another website, post a link. Links are always OK. Look just above the comment box. The leftmost icon is the link button.  Highlight a word in your comment, click the link button, paste the url of the webpage or of the diagram or photo into the slot. That way the originator of the diagram/photo is credited.  If you have reason to think that the online photo/diagram was posted into a blog by someone who doesn't own the photo, don't link to it or post it. If you can't find the original source, don't post it.

It is very frustrating that we cannot post single diagrams from books with valid copyrights. I do wish the "fair use doctrine" would regard this as acceptable. It is apparently OK for a university professor or schoolteacher to do this.  We are also teaching, but we don't have any official backing from any serious educational institution. The only way we can be sure is to get specific written permission from the author before we post anything.

If we find a whole book, with a valid copyright, posted online, and we post the link also, we are adding to the problem. So we shouldn't do that, even with attached statements that there is a copyright issue. 

My personal practice is that if it is my stuff, from my website, I lodge a formal complaint to the internet host. If it is from an author whose name I recognize, I send her/him a link so she/he is aware of the problem. If it is from somebody I don't know, I don't pass the link around, I just drop it into a black hole.

Comment by Teri Dow on January 13, 2014 at 2:26pm
Lorelei, just a thought. When a member finds a site of interest and wishes to post the details on this site and there is a current copyright issue, would there be any mileage in highlighting this fact somehow so that everyone recognises the status? I was thinking along the lines of perhaps of italics or flagging it in another colour etc. Are we allowed to have the website on this site for reference purposes only?
Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 24, 2013 at 2:02pm

Yes, exactly so.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 24, 2013 at 6:31am
That explains it beautifully, so I gather the actual stitch to hold the thick thread down is a normal up through the fabric and over the thicker thread and back down into the material again.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 23, 2013 at 1:52am

Here are some places where it is explained, in the context of ordinary embroidery.

http://www.inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/couching.html

http://www.needlework-tips-and-techniques.com/couching-stitch.html 

You just lay the thick thread on the fabric.  Then with ordinary sewing thread in a sharp pointed needle, bring the needle up through your sandwich from back to front.  Take a short stitch, just to hold the thick thread in place and put the needle back into the sandwich from front to back.  The short stitch just holds the thicker outline thread in position.  The embroidery explanations tell you about taking the thick thread through the fabric.  But in needle lace you don't do that.  the thick thread never pierces the sandwich, but just lies on top, held in place by the thick couching stitches.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 22, 2013 at 9:03pm

As I would like to do a different kind of needle lace other than Puncetto, I thought it would be a good idea to do your tutorial with Book mark 1, could you tell me what this ''couching" stitch is and how to apply it. I understand the pattern preparation and have done a print of the 2 diagrams you suggested and am all ready to get started.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 9, 2013 at 2:50pm

She is a member.  Her diagrams are so neat and clear!

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 8, 2013 at 7:11pm

A link to a tutoral, it may already be here but i though the picture were very helpful even though its in Italian.

http://sitakrajka.blogspot.co.nz/p/puncetto-valsesiano.html

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