Beth Schoenberg
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600-year-old bras -- trimmed with lace!
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Hi, all,Has anyone else seen, just hitting the news recently, the story of the 2008 textile finds at Lengberg Castle in the Austrian Tyrol?  The finds date from the 15th century, and include several…Continue

Tags: Lengberg Castle, 15C lace, 15th century lace, bras, bra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula Harten Aug 25, 2012.


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What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Point de Gaze, Alencon, basic Point de Venise, all for over 20 years
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Argentan, Point plat de venise and Youghal, Gros Point de Venise, Filet lace (knotted mesh and motif darning), Nanduti/Sol/Teneriffe, Hollie point (esp the traditional motifs), Limerick lace & needlerun nets, etc.
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I design my own lace, and especially love needle lace for the freedom of design it offers. I collect lace and have a decent cross-section of lace types, but especially of needle-laces. My lace collection is used not just to ooh-and-ahh over (though there's plenty of that going on), but to inform my lace designing as well.

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At 6:58pm on January 14, 2013, Raelene St John said…

hi Beth

My name is Raelene and I am living at Tuross Head, south of Bateman's Bay. I haven't started on any projects as yet but have been avidly perusing The Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont. I am very keen to get started on a project but have an injured right thumb at the moment. Do you have any meetings of people who do Needlelace in Canberra that I might come to?



At 12:53am on January 30, 2012, Lorelei Halley said…


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