What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
My wife teaches. Is a student of Alice Odian Kasparian, and has been.teaching janyag (Armenian needlelace) over 30 years.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
interested in comparitive studies of Eastern Med. lace.
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I don't do lace myself (my passion is rugs), but my wife Susan Lind-Sinanian is textile curator at Armenian Library & Museum (ALMA), near Boston, Massachusetts. Oversees over 1,000 examples of Armenian needlelace. Given digital imageing, seeing the real thing may be superflous, but if interested in studing historical examples, visit the museum.
Gary: I want to explain what the terms TAGS means in reference to the software for this site. Tags are search words. Members can search for references to particular things or subject matter by typing a tag (keyword) into the site's search slot.
Also I should tell you about the grammar that is necessary. If a tag is a phrase of more than one word, you must enclose the phrase in quotes " ". Otherwise the software breaks up the phrase into individual search words, which may not be helpful.
So I recommend tags such as "Armenian needle lace","Mediterranean knotted needle lace",bebilla,oya,janyak.
Another issue about the words we use to describe things is that we want search engines to find us and our discussions. Sometimes the general public, those few that know anything at all about our subject matter, may have many mistaken ideas and terms running around in their heads. If they use a search engine to find out more, they are likely to use those erroneous words that they already know. Therefore we must have those erroneous words somewhere on the pages we want them to find. If there is a correct word, and only we and small handful else know it, the people who are trying to find information will never find us. Search engines search words, strings of letters, not thoughts or intentions.
Sorry to run on so, but I want our members to be able to use the software to get the most out of our network. I didn't write the software and I can't change it. But I do have experience making it work for us.