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Hi, everyone,I went to Italy for a family vacation a few weeks ago. Of course I had to go to Burano! I made a short video of a lacemaker in the Museo del Merletto: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Avital Jul 16, 2012.

 

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Avital commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"I have an Italian/English glossary on my blog. There's a link above."
Aug 4, 2016
Avital commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"It's also a matter of covering the ends when you switch colors. The organization that publishes the Puncetto books has started selling them directly. They're 35 euros, plus another 25 euros shipping, IIRC. They've also published a 3rd…"
Aug 4, 2016
Avital commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"I'm glad you found the translation list helpful. Elana, the woman who used to sell the Puncetto books, helped me with some of the more obscure terms. Alessandra D, someone who found my blog and wrote to me, contributed a couple more. She told…"
Jul 7, 2014
Avital commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"Actually, the knot is a little different from Oya. The Oya knot has the thread going in a figure-8 path. Puncetto is more like a blanket stitch with an extra wrap. I wear multifocals, too, and I swear by the Mageyes. I've used them since I…"
Jul 7, 2014
Avital commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"I use Mageyes when I'm doing cross-stitch on 36-count fabric. They might help you."
Jul 5, 2014
Selena Marie Joosten commented on Avital's photo
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Puncetto My first motif

"Well its amazing, I have seen minatures in Bobbin lace but would not even consider to try that small and I so love miniatures. Knowing me I usually try to get away with using as much thread as I can in one go as joining is not my best thing. I have…"
Sep 9, 2013
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Puncetto My first motif

"No, I have a lot of experience working on miniatures and fine embroidery, so I can manage with my own eyesight for Puncetto. Also, the stitches don't require a lot of precision, once you figure out how much thread to use."
Sep 8, 2013
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Puncetto My first motif

"So tiny, did you not need a magnifyer."
Sep 8, 2013
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"So sorry to inconvenience you about this but i really do love your site. If the problem is not able to be fixed I will be OK just visiting the site from time to time."
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Colored Puncetto

"WOW so amazing, whats even more amazing is that the Author of the Puncetto youtube video made a comment about uploading another of those amazing videos doing Puncetto. I would so love to know how to get hold of one of the books."
Sep 5, 2013
Lorelei Halley commented on Avital's video
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Burano Lacemaker

"Avital Thanks for posting this here.  It shows another way of setting up.  Very useful."
Aug 13, 2012
Avital replied to Avital's discussion Burano lace
"Unfortunately, no. Believe me, if there were, I would have taken photos! There were only two lacemakers. One was working on the cordonnet and the other was doing buttonhole stitch around a ring, very briefly (she came late and spent most of the time…"
Jul 16, 2012
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"Oh... I donated before I read this. Can my payment be used for next year? Avital"
Jul 7, 2012
Avital replied to jessica's discussion turkish oya technique in the group Puncetto
"Hi, Onna, unfortunately, I'm in the middle of preparations for Passover, so I'm up to my ears in cleaning supplies! I won't have time for a while but thanks for reminding me that I'd mentioned doing animations for Oya. I agree…"
Mar 31, 2012
Avital commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"Oh, right -- I have that pattern around somewhere as well. Good luck!"
Oct 4, 2011

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What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I've dabbled in Puncetto, oya, Armenian lace, and Romanian point
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Punto in Aria
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I also tat and make bobbin lace.
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At 6:18pm on September 8, 2013, Selena Marie Joosten said…

So sorry to inconvenience you about this but i really do love your site. If the problem is not able to be fixed I will be OK just visiting the site from time to time.

At 6:16pm on September 8, 2013, Selena Marie Joosten said…

Did not want to leave a message on your 'This and That' but somehow my activation is not going though, here is a link to the message i recieve when trying to join.

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At 11:58am on April 16, 2011, Avital said…
Hi, Onna, the loops are quite tight. It takes some practice to get the loops small, yet big enough that you can stick a needle through them. Keep practicing! When I started my loops were too big. If you try solid areas first, before squares, you'll see the correct tension more easily because it's meant to be quite solid, not open and lacy. Good luck!
At 9:13am on April 16, 2011, Onna Addis said…

I just love your work , Avital. Do you know how to write out patterns for these?

I am curious on the one big square that has 4 squares in it. do you keep the stitches like the large loops in in ascii show or are they actually tighter? are the loops just large to show you where to put the next st.? I tried it loopy and mine was a mess. HELP!! lol

thank you so much ,

Onna :onnasworld@yahoo.com

 
 
 

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