"I am so excited to work this book!! Just received it today from Blurb and have a question-- when stitching the woven bars, I understand to work the length of each bar and not diagonally. However, after stitching the first length, is the…"
"Jennifer, - please add me to your "friends" list.
I am happy to be able to help. Keep asking questions - it is the best way to learn, - and really, - that is what this site is all about. Lorelei set it up for needlelacers to swap ideas and…"
"Elizabeth, the Barley book arrived and is completely divine. Worth the cost, every penny. I haven't had much time lately to work on this piece but here is my progress. I worked a pyramid section, which is too tight on the top…"
"Elizabeth, I contacted several of the U.S. lace dealers (Holly Van Sciver, etc) and they said they can no longer obtain the Barley book. So, my hubby bit the bullet & ordered it for me at the lowest Amazon.com price. Looking forward to it! I…"
"The Val Grimwood book is excellent, so work steadily though that and you won't go wrong. I wish it had been available when I started needlelace!! The Guild of Needlelaces 2 booklets are excellent, too.
The Barley book price is…"
Your new sample does look a lot better.
For used books I go to http://www.themadsamplar.com/index.php They may not have what you are looking for right now, but you can ask for a title and they will notify you when they…"
"Elizabeth, the cheapest Catherine Barley book is $114 on Amazon.com used marketplace. Too expensive for my budget! Too bad when these books go out of print, the price skyrockets. I checked for it on Lacis.com but they only have one…"
"Great! I'll look for it right away since I have a bit of extra money for a change. Anyway, I bought Starting Needlepoint Lace by Valerie Grimwood, Lace by Virginia Churchill Bath, and two Pat Earnshaw books- Needle-made Laces and Outlines and…"
"What books did you buy?
The best one - for later on, (it is a more advanced book) is the Catherine Barley book. Has some 3D strawberries on the cover. Get a copy as soon as you see one - 2nd hand is good! - they are out of print, now, but is…"
"Ha ha. Thank you, Elizabeth. :-) I will look up the Guild. In my flurry of immediate impulse buying, I went on Amazon.com and bought a few needlelace books. I'm that sort! I will definitely look up the…"
"That is looking Much better, Jennifer Well done. ( See what more practice can do?!!!!!!!!!!!! --said with tongue firmly planted in cheek!!!!!!!!!!! :) )
The Guild of Needlelaces has 2 very good booklets Beginners and Intermediate - if you…"
I am happy to be able to help. Keep asking questions - it is the best way to learn, - and really, - that is what this site is all about. Lorelei set it up for needlelacers to swap ideas and help eachother, - and the more the site is used - the happier the Administrator (Lorelei) will be!!!!!!!!
I wish this site had been around when I started the craft. I learned from books, and a kind lady at our 6 Lace Days (per year) who offered advice, and showed me a few tricks - she usually brought a piece of her lace to show me each time! then I got a workshop which, after the first day I came home and told my husband - "Now I understand what the books are telling me to do"!!! I have had 2 othser wonderful workshops, which have helped enormously, so if you ever get a chance - try to go, - they give you a great leap forward.
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. We do have a group for Mediterranean knotted needle lace, called OYA. You can join it and any other groups that interest you. There is a long list of resources on the opening page of that group. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.