I think the book by Barley is the one to use. She is a well known author and artist in this particular form of lace. Have you done any needle lace before this? If not, perhaps you should start with a stitch sampler."
"I want to make a wedding veis for my daughters. I have only found 2 books on Point De Gaze, It is very hard to find any books on it. The one book I already have which is by Catherine Barley and the other one POINT De GAZE BRUSSELS NEEDLE LACE…"
Our sister network laceioli has a group for computer aided lace design. Several members there are quite knowledgable about computer software and can probably make suggestions. That network is also free to join, and joining it would allow you to…"
If you should ever be without grid paper this might be useful. Especially for practice pieces [which is all I am capable of thus far :0)]. I purchased it at JoAnn's. $5 w/out a coupon. It is clear, heavy plastic with a printed grid. Can be used indefinitively, I guess. Each one square inch has 16 squares or 64 smaller squares. Just place it over your design and copy. I've attached pictures. Sorry if this has already been discussed. Thought I'd share just in case it's useful to someone else.
"Let your needle dangle often to get the kinks out. With finer threads, I knot my thread to the needle so it does not drop off when I dangle the needle and thread. To knot a thread to the needle, first thread it. Then with about 3…"
"Well, that didn't go all that great. My stitches are very uneven, but I did feel a little more comfortable with the 120/2. Not sure if my stitches are about the right size. I managed 12 per inch across. Will need a lot of practice. I do have a…"
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one for BEGINNERS, and one for POINT DE GAZE. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.