Christiane Machabée
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Fil de lin / linen thread
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Je me suis procuré un fil de lin de marque Goldchild 100/3 mais il manque d’être suffisamment lisse et uniforme. Il a des imperfections que je qualifierais de rustiques. On me dit qu’il en est de…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carolyn Wetzel on Thursday.

Traduction
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S'il vous plaît,Le terme "brode" utilisé en français me semble correspondre à ce que les anglophones appelle "the cordonnet". Est-ce que je me trompe?Please The term "brode" used in French seems to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christiane Machabée Jun 14, 2014.

Droitière ou gauchère / Right-handed or left-handed
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Pour une gauchère comme moi, un miroir fait tout à fait l'affaire.For a left-handed like me, a mirror is quite useful.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by julianna mann Apr 10, 2016.

Nos bouts de fils aux oiseaux / Our thread ends for the birds
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Savez-vous que si nous leur donnons, les oiseaux se servent de nos bouts de fil pour construire leurs nids?Did you know that if we give them, the birds use our thread ends to build their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teri Dow Apr 21, 2014.

 

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Carolyn Wetzel replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Perhaps Bart and Francis in Belgium would be interested? They are located in Kortrijk, a historical Flanders linen production city. And they work on specialized thread production. Here is a link to some linen thread that they produce now, which I…"
Thursday
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Xiaojie, Lorelei, sorry for the delay in my answer, and thanks so much for yours. Xiaojie, thanks for the tip, I will definitely put it in practice!!! :) Lorelei, thanks for adding more information, and yes, I also agree Carolyn's explanation…"
Aug 6
Lorelei Halley replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Carolyn's explanation of Feb 6 this year was quite interesting."
Aug 5
Lorelei Halley replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Back in the 1980s there was a brief time, of just 2 or 3 years, when linen threads in sizes 120/2 and 140/2 were manufactured. But after that initial batch was sold there has been no more. I understood it to be a problem with the linen plants not…"
Aug 5
Xiaojie replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"I searched "lin pour dentelles", or "fil a  dentelles ancienne", thats in French, and there are showed old threads from UK and USA, also. But have to be patient, sometimes there is no one offered. Good luck!"
Aug 1
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Oh they look gorgeous! I'm glad for you! I will try to find something similar. Do you happen to remember the link on eBay where you bought them from?"
Aug 1
Xiaojie replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"I found some extra fine threads on ebay. All of them are very fine and very strong, and nice for work. "
Aug 1
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Xiaoje, thanks for the link, it is very interesting. As for finer threads, I guess in a sense you are right : it would surely be difficult to do with them. I ignore how they did it in the past. Thankfully we do have magnifiers nowadays, there are…"
Jul 31
Xiaojie replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"I found this, and in my opinion even we find very very fine threads, it would be too hard for work, because my eyes are not going well. I wondering how did they see in that time, 200 years ago, and there wasn´t…"
Jul 31
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"I find really frustrating the fact that linen threads are not manufactured these days in the thickness we need. I was just wondering if we all (interested people here) could organize as a group in order to request a special manufactured order from…"
Jul 30
Lorelei Halley replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Very interesting."
May 30
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Oh, I found the author's profile now, the link of it is: https://en.gravatar.com/colddrake"
May 27
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"I found an interesting post in a blog on the Internet. I ignore who's the author, but it has a valuable quotation from aj old magazine series. Very interesting and well written post, I guess. Here is the…"
May 27
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"PS: I expressed myself bad, actually AutoCAD IS a scientific precision tool. Thing is, we would be taking measurements based on pictures, so precision level would depend mainly on the picture resolution (number of pixels per area unit). The higher…"
Feb 6
Verónica Castro replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Carolyn, the information you provide is so much, very interesting!!! If you want, I offer myself to put pictures to scale (approximately) by using AutoCAD. All we need is: each one of the people who take pictures showing a ruler in them in the same…"
Feb 6
Carolyn Wetzel replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Fil de lin / linen thread
"Our group has 29 fiber flax accessions from the USDA germplasm collection, which were originally from all over the world. We've been trying to grow them out to get enough seed to do some field trials (they only send about 200 seeds). It's…"
Feb 6

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Your skill level
intermediate
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Venetian and Burano lace, Alençon and Argentan for almost 2 years
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Point de gaze, Halas, Youghal, Aemilia Ars, Reticella, Carrickmacross
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
Crochet, tricot, frivolité et broderie / Crochet, knitting, tatting and embroidery

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At 2:48am on October 15, 2015, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

Thank Christiane, yes we are working on a third book. A hug

At 11:59am on May 2, 2015, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

 No Christiane I have never worked with linen thread because now it's not like the old one. The modern thread often has small bumps that do not slide and then it becomes hairy. I prefer cotton or silk.

At 3:38pm on December 16, 2014, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

Thanks Christiane, a happy and peaceful New Year and Merry Christmas

At 11:55pm on October 8, 2014, Kathy Neal said…
Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire, Christiane.
At 2:01pm on September 1, 2014, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

Christiane merci pour votre commentaire. Nous travaillons sur le volume II.
une salutation
Ombretta

At 4:41pm on May 27, 2014, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

During the reign of the Sun King, about 30 Venetian lacemakers taught this type of lace to some French teachers and so it spread to France. When the Serenissima Republic of Venice became aware of the economic damage than to her derived, ordered the immediate return to the ladies with the threat of death, but it was too late. In the old archives of Venice, there is still the order. So the two laces are a bit similar.

Ciao

At 8:31am on May 26, 2014, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

The guide costs € 15,00 + € 1.00 the envelope. The mail for America is € 9.00 by priority mail or by registered mail € 12,50.
The full price is € 25.00 or € 28.50. Of course these prices are in Euro.

Ciao

At 5:24pm on February 15, 2014, Elizabeth Ligeti. said…

Yes, this site is Wonderful, and I, too, have learned so much about various needle Laces. Everyone is friendly and helpful, - but that is what it is all about.  We help each other, and learn from each other, and the craft will survive!

I am glad you are enjoying both this site, and making  needlelace, and also contributing, so we can learn from you, as well as the other way around!!

At 2:08pm on February 8, 2014, Ombretta Panese Brettagna said…

Merci Christiane, est entre les deux techniques est un lien commun

At 9:03am on January 11, 2014, Lorelei Halley said…

Christiane

Have you seen this website? It might be helpful.

http://petitcoeuramoi.over-blog.com/pages/COURS_7_BRODERIE_DENTELLE_AIGUILLE-971489.html 

 
 
 

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