Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNxdoB9dpkI
couch the cordonnet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyw6-FPSMNY
start filling stitches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLoZGg5RL48
corded single Brussels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysehs3diwUI
spider web stitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAI9ehFyRQc
corded double Brussels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYPchFOwll0
Ardenza stitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlonO8e242Q
Williamson st: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=583ibL1mWCg
top stitching the cordonnet and releasing the lace:
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.
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:
by Brona Bacilkova
Aemilia Ars needle lace tutorial by Brona
http://sitakrajka.blogspot.com/2011/12/aemilia-ars.html Includes pattern and how to place tacking stitches.
ALENCON - How to use horsehair to make Alencon needle lace picots
How to make the ground: http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/alencon-bee-2015-hex-set?context=latest
Armenian/Turkish Needlelace -- Igne Oyasi, Bebilla
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:
Gros point embellishments on cordonnette
Halas needle lace tutorial by Loretta Holzberger
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:
PAG NEEDLE LACE, Pattern 1
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
PAG NEEDLE LACE PATTERN THREE
PAG NEEDLE LACE - MENDULICA
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://sitakrajka.blogspot.com/search/label/Puncetto%20Valsesiano Her blog has a translate button.
RETICELLO -- PATRICIA GIROLAMI'S WORKING SEQUENCE FOR RETICELLO
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
Teneriffe -- LASZLO'S TENERIFFE MEDALLION
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.