Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. (NOTES explain how.) Please be aware that we don't include carrickmacross. But I administer another online network (also free to join) that includes all handmade laces. http://laceioli.ning.com
As for true needle lace, we have a BEGINNERS group and some tutorials right here, to get you started. The bookmark just teaches the basic method. That is followed by a leaf shape. I myself have found our experts on this site very helpful in improving my tension and technique. If you have any questions about the site, contact me and I'll try to help.