"Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome. I've managed to find the photo's now and just been staring in amazement at some of your work. It's stunning! Lorelei, your instructions are perfect for a beginner and I can't wait now…"
"Welcome to this wonderful world of Needlelace. It is a lovely craft - but very addictive!! You will get heaps of help here, so I am glad you found us.
You do not need to work on a pillow, as you saw at Burano. You can hold the pad in…"
Firstly, you don't need to buy lots of stuff to start needle lace. Burano, Venetian and western European needle lace all start in basically the same way. You make a sandwich of your pattern and 2 to 4 layers of cloth (the cloth being a…"
"Hi Carolyn, how wonderful to have seen this craft worked first hand. One of our members, Ombretta Panese, is an authority on Burano lace and you will find much inspiration on her page.Yes, there are many NL styles but you may be better just taking…"
"Hi Teri, We visited Burano in Venice so I'm guessing it is called Venitian lace? I think it was the lack of bobbins that appealed to me. I love little intricate things and could have stayed all day, unfortunately the guided tour only allowed us…"
"Hi Carolyn, welcome to this wonderful exciting world! Lorelei usually comes online later in the evening and she will delighted to help you find your way around this brilliant site. Whilst you wait for her,you might like to look at the guild of…"
"Thank you Lorelei. Please can you tell me how I view the photo's people post? I just looked on the beginners page and there is a thread about 'work in progress' and the chatter suggests that people have posted pictures, but I…"
Hi, I'm new to your group and this forum. I have recently returned from a holiday where I saw needle lace being made. I've never seen anything like it before. I did try bobbin lace many years ago but gave up before I got very far. I have been a keen crafter for most of my life and enjoy knitting and crochet as well as parchment craft, I have also done a cross stitch portrait of my girls which is 80,000 stitches so I definitely have the patience to learn this beautiful new craft but I have no…See More
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. I especially recommend the BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has lists of resources, both…"
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. I especially recommend the BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has lists of resources, both books and online. Take some time to explore. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.