"My grandmother used a work boot leather shoelace and stapled it together with a ?piece of heavy wire? It worked very well although it did stretch in use and had to be resized occasionally. It finally wore round and stopped stretching.…"
My husband and I took a day trip over to Erwin, TN last week, and stopped at an antique shop. I was sorting through a basket of crochet doilies when I came across this piece of filet lacis. I knew exactly what it was, thanks to this group. I paid…
"Yes, I agree that it is filet lacis. The question about hand knotted vs machine made is a sticky one. This lace is a little different in that regard. Personally, I have a problem figuring out how a machine could make a knotted lace which exactly…"
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. I espcially recommend the BEGINNERS group. We have several tutorials on this site -- a set of…"
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Have been stitching for years, but never tried needlelace before
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Just exploring the options
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
Am currently learning to tat. I am also taking the Thistle Threads class "Cabinet of Curiosity 1." I know many 17h century caskets have needlelace, and would like to use this technique when I make my own casket.
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. I espcially recommend the BEGINNERS group. We have several tutorials on this site -- a set of videos and also 2 written ones with photos and diagrams. Look for the gray bar above, click on TUTORIALS. Take some time to explore. If you have any questions about the site, contact me and I'll try to help.