I have learned needlelace from books. I managed to get a workshop a couple of years after learning from a book, and that helped me progress, and then another workshop about 5 years ago for advanced learning, but mostly I just use books.
This Needlelace Talk site is excellent, and I suggest you start at the Beginners section, and do some of the pieces that Lorelei has put up, and we can all help you. You have certainly come to the right place!!
Once you get a good grounding , then you can progress quite quickly and try other needle laces. It is really just a matter of Lots of practice!!!
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 some photos of antique Burano needle lace, which you might enjoy. If you have any questions, contact me and I will try to help. I enjoyed looking at your blog. The Madonna in colored threads is really lovely.