Christiane Machabée
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  • Montréal, Québec (province)
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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 Xiaojie Aug 10, 2015.

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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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Angelina replied to Christiane Machabée's discussion Concernant la brode, concerning the « brode » in Alençon lace in the group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"A toutes, Vous serez peut être intéressées d'acheter ce fil auprès de ces sympathiques vendeurs…"
Aug 21, 2018
Christiane Machabée commented on Linda Dumas's photo

new design complete

"Félicitations! Magnifique! - Congratulations! Magnificent!"
Aug 11, 2018

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Your skill level
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

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.


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.


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…


Have you seen this website? It might be helpful. 


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