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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Raelene St John left a comment for Beth Schoenberg
"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…"
Jan 14, 2013
Paula Harten replied to Beth Schoenberg's discussion 600-year-old bras -- trimmed with lace!
"I had not been following this group for a while, but was thrilled to see the articles about discoveries at Lengberg Castle.  Of course, the discussion of where needlelace was "invented" had me diving into my Raul…"
Aug 25, 2012
Lorelei Halley replied to Beth Schoenberg's discussion 600-year-old bras -- trimmed with lace!
"Back in the 1980s we were hearing speculations that sprang may have been involved in the development of bobbin lace, but that idea has been abandoned and is now dead.  Possibly the authors information is a little out of date.  The U…"
Jul 21, 2012
Beth Schoenberg replied to Beth Schoenberg's discussion 600-year-old bras -- trimmed with lace!
"Yeah, and "bags for the breasts" just about describes what some of us need after a certain age, doesn't it?   :-(      :-D I wish I could remember which book it was that I read the reference to the…"
Jul 21, 2012
Lorelei Halley replied to Beth Schoenberg's discussion 600-year-old bras -- trimmed with lace!
"I also remember a reference to bone lace in an inventory of the late 1400s.  I tried to find it in Santina Levey, but couldn't.  Levey does say that the transition from needle lace as cutwork to true punto in aria occurred between…"
Jul 20, 2012
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Gros point 1690 detail

"Wow!  That was fast!  Thank you so much! I can see the stitch details so much better with these new close-ups.  I'm still having trouble getting my head around how this pattern actually works.  Usually this sort of thing is…"
Jul 19, 2012
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Point de Gaze butterfly (3), wing detail

"Hi Beth, Wow this is fantastic, you do beautiful work I love the heavy cordonette, Margaret"
Jul 14, 2012
Beth Schoenberg commented on margaret ruhland's photo
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"Hi, Margaret, Could I impose on you to take another close-up photo of this piece of lace, showing the filling stitch in that little crescent-shaped motif in the top right corner of this photo?  I'm trying to work out how this is made,…"
Jul 14, 2012
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Point de Gaze butterfly (1), the right-hand pair of wings

"Carolyn, I used a continuous bundle of looped threads for the chain of couronnes/"pops" because I thought it would be easier to make them close to all the same size.  I semi-intentionally made them in the squished oval shape you see,…"
Apr 22, 2012
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Beth Schoenberg's photo
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Point de Gaze butterfly (1), the right-hand pair of wings

"Nice work, Beth. I do like the shaded effect on the wings.  Question: did you work the circles on the outer wing edge as separate couronnes, or as a continuous looped thread?"
Apr 21, 2012
Beth Schoenberg commented on Paula Harten's photo
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needle lace orchid

"... Beautiful, Paula!  Just beautiful! I've been musing on and sketching out ideas for 3-D needle-lace projects, and this flower is just inspirational.  I'm finding that little fuschia center "petal" especially…"
Apr 11, 2012
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wire needle lace necklace

"... That shell is so cool!  Did you start with that, or did you have a design in mind and then found that the shell fit into it?  You must get great comments when you wear it.  Well done! ..."
Apr 11, 2012
Beth Schoenberg commented on Lorelei Halley's group Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace
"... If making wire needle-lace onto eggshells seems too intimidating, how about making it onto (or with) chips of sea glass?  Here's a jewelry-maker on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OctupusGarden?ref=seller_info ..."
Apr 11, 2012
Paula Harten commented on Beth Schoenberg's photo
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Point de gaze rose (2), with raised petals

"I am just getting around to looking at this discussion.  Again, I have not touched Point de Gaze for quite a few years, but I thought I would comment on the differing instructions by Catherine Barley for the raised petals.  She finishes…"
Mar 29, 2012
Beth Schoenberg commented on Lorelei Halley's group Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace
"... Hi, Janice and Laura, The secret to using real chicken eggshells is to blow them out, clean them out, and then line the inside with several layers of an acid-free clear or white glue.  This strengthens the shell, though you sacrifice…"
Mar 21, 2012
Beth Schoenberg commented on Elizabeth Horta Correa's photo
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renda tenerife, renda sol: gola V

"Maravilhosa!   Eu amaria ver this na veste.   Você terias vaidosa deste belo esforço. (Wonderful!  I would love to see this on a garment.  You should be proud of such a beautiful effort.)"
Mar 21, 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?

Regards

 Raelene

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

Beth

WELCOME.  Please read all the NOTES.  The policies are a little different from ioli, mostly in having a very narrow focus only on true needlelace.  Join whatever groups interest you.  If you have questions, contact me and I'll try to help.

 
 
 

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