"That is a huge increase! Will there be more functionality for the site?
"Many hands make light work" - hopefully we can collect enough money from users to keep it going, if everyone pitches in with what they can."
"I copy the pattern on plain blue paper, cover it with matte clear contact paper, then put it on one layer of bookcloth (Arrestox) and one or two layers of cotton fabric, sewing all the layers together. The bookcloth gives it some flexible stiffness…"
"I don't know what the original size was. This pattern was circular graph paper taken from the internet, I think. You can print it out at whatever size you want, for whatever size thread you decide to you. I realize this vague answer is…"
The thread in the picture you posted, do you have an opportunity to buy it? It looks to me like a good size for Pag lace, and fairly smooth. If it is not too expensive you should give it a try! But you may need to wash the thread or lace…"
"I agree that the two laces are similar enough to group them with both names in the group title even though they are distinct laces. Not that I am a history expert, but there are stylistic and technical differences between them."
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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?
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.
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.
I was making such an elementary mistake,-it's embarrassing! I forgot to 'Save'; shhh--. Haven't had time to check out everything on the forum yet. It's seems just great. Thanks again for telling me about it.