Devon Thein
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Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
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Often do we hear the plaint, where is there a brick and mortor school for Needle Lace, because some people would like to have a non-virtual lace class. In Sacramento, Aug. 3-9, at the …Continue

Tags: contemporary needle lace, needle lace class, IOLI convention needle lace instruction, Alencon lace, 3-D needle lace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Mar 6, 2014.

Alencon Lace
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I am so excited about Laurie's class, that I am wondering if there would be interest in having a group to discuss Alencon lace. I have been inspired to scan a few samples that I have and will attempt…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Aug 16, 2010.

Copyright
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My favorite subject. The website at http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm provides a nice and very concise summary of when things pass into the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Jan 10, 2011.

Puncetto
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A friend of mine is interested in Puncetto. Is anyone doing it? If so, what are the best instructional books and how should she go about learning puncetto?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Apr 11, 2010.

 

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Devon Thein replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion 2015 Donations Requested
"Dear Lorelei, How close are we to achieving the amount of money needed to pay for the Ning software for another year? Perhaps you should make a thermometer. Devon"
Jul 13, 2015
Devon Thein replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion 2015 Donations Requested
"Dear Lorelei, I am delighted to contribute toward this worthy cause. I think that the site has been a wonderful development for the lace community. The amount of time and effort that you spend on it is a gift of incalculable value. If I can support…"
Jul 10, 2015
Lorelei Halley commented on Devon Thein's photo
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19th cent needlelace

"Hard to see stitches. Dense areas look like corded single Brussels. Fillings look like twisted buttonhole in various patterns (because of height)."
May 14, 2014
Lorelei Halley commented on Devon Thein's photo
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detail of back of 17th cent piece

"Gros point diamonds section appears to be twisted buttonhole, rather than plain buttonhole or corded buttonhole."
May 14, 2014
Lorelei Halley commented on Devon Thein's photo
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cordonnet stops in middle of motif

"Where the diamonds are, is the stitch plain single Brussels, or twisted buttonhole?"
May 13, 2014
Lorelei Halley commented on Devon Thein's photo
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twisted stitch no cording

"twisted buttonhole worked into diamonds."
May 13, 2014
Linda Grové commented on Devon Thein's photo
Mar 27, 2014
Devon Thein replied to M Meissen's discussion Lace Identification
"From looking at images at the Kenmare Lace Center on the internet, I think that Kenmare is not the source, although you could certainly send them a photo and ask what they think. Not that there are any real rules about these things, as Irish…"
Mar 17, 2014
Lorelei Halley replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"I am glad to hear that you have found NLT and laceioli useful. That makes my hard work worthwhile."
Mar 6, 2014
Teri Dow replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"Brona is not our tutor Devon. Our tutor is UK based and travels a considerable distance frequently to teach us. She is a dedicated, enthusiastic lady who always sets ones mind buzzing and invariably I find my mind engaged in the subject hours after…"
Mar 6, 2014
Devon Thein replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"I am assuming that your teacher is Brona Bacilkova who is on this list and who really does breathtaking work. You are so lucky to have hands on instruction. (I find it surprising that she is your tutor since she seems to live in Prague and you live…"
Mar 6, 2014
Teri Dow replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"Hi Devon. At our last class our tutor was discussing shape with us and although she tends to use only corded Brussels in her projects, because she adopts "the new modern way" of using stitch direction, she achieves some fascinating…"
Mar 6, 2014
Devon Thein replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"One of the interesting things about needle lace is that there are not a lot of different stitches, maybe three? But depending on how you group them, whether you work back and forth, or do a whipped return or a straight return, causes tremendous…"
Mar 6, 2014
Loretta Holzberger replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"Lorelei, Almost all stitches done in Alençon lace are made with the twisted buttonhole stitch with a straight or whipped return.  I think the exceptions are the cordonnet and the little tiny solid areas. It was amazing to me to find that…"
Mar 5, 2014
Lorelei Halley replied to Devon Thein's discussion Real Life Instruction- IOLI Convention
"Loretta: That is a really good picture of your Alencon sampler. I can actually count the twists on each stitch.  In the dense part, is it corded twisted buttonhole, rather than corded single Brussles?"
Mar 5, 2014
Devon Thein commented on Loretta Holzberger's album
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Making a picot Alençon method

"Here is a hugely enlarged photo of an antique piece of Alencon. You can see the horse hair, which does indeed look like "invisible thread" holding the picots. But there is a gap in the horse hair at the top of the circle where the picots…"
Mar 4, 2014

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What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
reticella, point de Gaze, Venetian Gros Point, modern
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Punto in Aria
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I am interested in bobbin lace, the history of lace and museum and private collections of lace. I would like to be more proficient in needlelace skills, but I find that there are not many opportunities in the US to study the subject with qualified teachers.

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At 3:21pm on January 4, 2012, Lorelei Halley said…

Devon, I hope to have your input on possible dates for the recent lace photos that Margaret Ruhland posted.  I think some of those gros point may be very old, but some may be 19th century.  But which are which?

At 3:56pm on August 16, 2010, Lorelei Halley said…
Devon
I slightly renamed some of your photos to clarify which ones are the same piece, and to make them more visible to search engines. Search engines appear to find photos 2 ways: by the name of the file, or if the key word appears on a page the search engine takes any photo which is on the same page.
At 3:26am on May 14, 2010, Beth Lea said…
Hi Devon
I love what you've put up on this website. It doesn't matter that you can't find the teachers, if tecky books make sense, you can be your own teacher. Its my personal opinion that thanks to digital photography we can probably work out ways to decipher antique work now better than ever before, even where there has been a break in the tradition.
kind regards
beth lea :)
P.S. I'm with you on the florals too.
At 3:56pm on May 7, 2010, Lorelei Halley said…
Devon
I took the liberty of adding tags to some of your photos. I hope you don't mind. I wanted to be able to call up groups of similar things, especially antique laces and gros point.
 
 
 

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