Carolyn Wetzel
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  • Williamsburg, MA
  • United States
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Carolyn Wetzel left a comment for Andrea Ocello
"Hello Andrea, I follow you on Facebook and really appreciate all of the high-quality information you share there! Your collection is amazing. Thank you for joining us here on Needle Lace Talk."
Nov 9
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Margaret Stephens's blog post Re-visiting Needlelace
"I'm late to the discussion here, but I purchased your Aemilia Ars book and can recommend it to others! "
Nov 9
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello Punto in Aria
"Lovely work Kathleen! Thank you for sharing the photos. I look forward to seeing what you do with linen thread, I have a project with linen in my queue but it will be awhile before I get to it. About the couching "dents", I find that some…"
Nov 9
Carolyn Wetzel replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Reticella Finished! in the group Reticella-reticello
"Beautiful!!! What will you use it for?"
Oct 5
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Hi Linda - For a small project I pin the core threads of the brode to the edge of the work itself rather than to my clothes, but the clothes method provides the best control of the tension and direction. The number of "skipped" stitches -…"
Sep 28
Ann Meyer left a comment for Carolyn Wetzel
"Hello, Carolyn, thank you !  I do so wish to learn, and I will keep my eyes open for more about the course.  I am so happy to find you !   Ann"
Mar 28
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"@Ann Meyer - I just sent you a "friend" request to tell you about a needle lace class I will be teaching in North Carolina in June, if it is not cancelled due to coronavirus. I can teach you the foundation of this kind of lace. But…"
Mar 28
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Feb 29
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Are you interested in learning the Bosnian form of Eastern Mediterranean knotted lace? Ramza Saliefendic, a native of Bosnia who learned this beautiful lace as a child, will be teaching a class on it at the IOLI Lace Convention this summer in…"
Feb 29
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Youghal and Kenmare needle laces
"Interested in learning to make Kenmare lace from THE expert, Nora Finnegan, from Ireland? She will be teaching Irish Needlelace at the IOLI convention this summer in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Details can be found…"
Feb 29
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"A great new video from The Modern Maker showing him making punto in aria lace on a bolster pillow:"
Feb 21
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Aleksandra's photo

Квадратик пунчетто (puncetto)

"Beautiful! It looks great to as a first piece."
Jan 31
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Vera Slobodinskaia's photo

My training work

"Your needle-woven filling is like in Halas lace ("halasi csipke")."
Jan 31
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Vera Slobodinskaia's photo

Educational work. linen

"I like your design. What size is the finished piece, and what size linen thread?"
Jan 31
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Anna Putevskaya's photo

aemilia ars 03

"Nice work! Are these your designs? They’re beautiful. You said that you are still learning, so I have a suggestion to try, and that is to not wrap the cordoncino so tightly. The threads should lay close together, but not too crowded. This will…"
Dec 19, 2019
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Puncetto
"Interesting, thanks for the clarification Alessandra."
Oct 9, 2019

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What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
generic 20 years, reticella intermediate, armenian novice, alencon novice
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
more alencon, point de gauze. Amelia Ars
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I started tatting in elementary school and bobbin lace and needle lace in graduate school, "many" and 25 years ago, respectively. I teach all three (gratis) in local workshops. I am vice president of the New England Lace Group and a member of IOLI and the Finger Lakes Lace Guild.

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At 1:51pm on March 28, 2020, Ann Meyer said…

Hello, Carolyn, thank you !  I do so wish to learn, and I will keep my eyes open for more about the course.  I am so happy to find you !  


At 4:39pm on January 28, 2018, Lorelei Halley said…


Thanks for posting all those events.

At 1:36pm on December 16, 2012, Mandy Currie said…

Hello Carolyn, I was thrilled to find your step-by-step photos of laying the grid for pag lace. I am a complete beginner to lace making and had no idea of where to start, this has been very helpful. Your work is stunning, just had a quick peak at your photos, you've certainly done a lot. I will continue to follow the group, I intend to start my sample of pag lace in the new year when I've completed all my Christmas projects. Thank you again for your help.

At 12:33am on June 8, 2011, Elizabeth Ligeti. said…

If there is something specific I can help with - just email me.

I am not sure qwhich or the 2 classes you might have joined if you could have come to IOLI, - but don't hesitate to sing out if there is something you are not sure of.

Your work lookslike you are as far as advanced as I am so I am not sure what I could teach you. It might be more the other way around, and you teaching me!

At 7:57pm on June 7, 2011, Elizabeth Ligeti. said…

Sorry, but I am in USA for a month only - 2 day workshop in Denver, then on to Washington/Bethesda for the IOLI convention, and then across to Seattle to visit the family, and give a 2 day workshop there, - then home! (and a good rest!!! :) )

A pity we can';t meet, but I can understand when life, family and other things get in the way. You are not alone in that!!!

At 6:54pm on June 1, 2011, Lorelei Halley said…
A microscope image for the THREADS group logo sounds just exactly right.  Whenever you have the time.  When you post the image, please post it to our PHOTOS.  That way members will be able to see the whole original image in all its detail.  When I plug it into the icon slot for the group, the software will create a small version just for that, but the original will stay in its original condition.
At 3:58pm on May 30, 2011, Lorelei Halley said…


The threads and fibers thing is of interest to most of our members, I think.  And it is possible that arachne members and other fiber enthusiasts may find the discussions and photos useful.  And our capacity to show pictures makes any verbal discussion doubly valuable.

I will create a group called THREADS, so any discussion can go there.  After you have posted photos, I will create a PHOTO ALBUM called THREADS and collect your photos there.  Will this work?

At 11:47pm on May 29, 2011, Lorelei Halley said…


Thanks for Nora's news.

At 11:31am on February 22, 2011, Linda Dumas said…

Hi Carolyn,

So ever since I watched your presentation on Saturday, I've been so excited to start needlelacing.  I found some info on the web and have begun.  Then it hit me that you did a presentation on the bee for our group last fall.  I guess I wasn't ready then.  I'm so glad that I went saturday.


At 3:31pm on January 26, 2011, Lorelei Halley said…


Thank you for the infor about where the photos came from.  As I understand it, anything published 1923 or earlier is out of copyright.  Perhaps the one image of the bedspread is OK to post.  I am relieved that we can use the important lace photos themselves.


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