Catherine Thomas
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  • Ballarat, Victoria
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Lovely lace and threads in America
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Hello Everyone,I am just writing to ask you all for some help. I am going to America shortly and I would love anyone to be able to share with me any places to visit needlelace or stores with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Thomas Jul 9, 2016.

Kenmare Lace Festival 2015
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Hello Everyone,I just wanted to share my 3D piece of needlelace that I made that recently won first place in the contempory lace section at the Kenmare Lace Festival in Ireland. The link is below…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna West Sep 28, 2015.

In need of some help and motivation
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Hello everyone!Last time I wrote I was saying how excited I was about starting my proficiency with the Australian lace Guild. However, my nanna died and I have not been able to get back to my lace…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith Connors Jul 5, 2012.

Australian Needlelace Proficency
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Hello Everyone,Just posting my first Comment. I am about to embark on my needle lace journey in the following year and do my Stage one proficency. I have almost completed my introduction to needle…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith Connors Dec 10, 2011.


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teach needlelace
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Dimentional Needlelace
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All, as I am very passionate about all needlelace making
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Catherine Thomas began sewing with her grandmother at the age of 5 years old. Catherine joined the Embroiders Guild, Victoria Ballarat branch in 2005. While at the Guild she was introduced to the art of Needlelace and it quickly became her favorite technique. Her work has been exhibited in both Australia and overseas and has been the recipient of International awards. She is dedicated to learning and teaching the traditional techniques of this form of lace making. However, she enjoys the challenge of applying them to create her own contemporary designs.
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At 7:47pm on January 8, 2013, Elizabeth Ligeti. said…

I will check the most recent update of requirements, and send to you separately.

I will get my Proficiency out and see what I did!!!


At 8:12pm on January 7, 2013, Elizabeth Ligeti. said…

Staying cool is the hard part at the moment!!!!!!  You, too, I suspect!!!

Doing your Nl Proficiency is a good way to go.  you will learn a lot - things you might otherwised dodge you will Have to do for the exam!!

I am a traditionalist, mainly, and not very good with contemporary art. I am mainly self taught, but have had a couple of wonderful workshops with the Aust. lace Guild AGM week, which helped get me correctly on my way! Margaret Stevens (on this list) really got me going when I had 4 days with her, when the NAC was in Melbourne, and I was just starting Needlelace. After the first day with her, I went home and told my husband - "Now I can understand what the books are telling me" - and I have never looked back!!  I still have the Dorset ring and the tassel with the beaded NL head that we made in class hanging here!!!

Another week was well spent at the Gros Point workshop. I had worked a piece, but knew I was wrong somewhere, but did not know how to correct it.  The late Linda Russell soon sorted me out, and I think Gros Point is one of my favourites. I love working all the embellishments on the raised work!

Keep in touch, and I am happy to help wherever I can.

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