What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
i am a very new beginner. i am a student of textile arts at Box hill Tafe.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
I would very much like to learn the Hungarian 'Halas csipke' of Halas Lace of Hungary. this is a neddlelace techniqui developed he 1900 s.in t
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I did not have any needle lace technique let alone knowledge until i was introduced to it by the Embroiderers Guild of Vic. as a textile student one of our required pieces of work is an entry for the Hester Hopkins award. this award is specifically aimed at the 3rd year student in order for us to demonstrate our ability to respond to an piece of hand made piece of embelished textile. the idea is that we develop our own response to it without duplicating the piece. we can use any element of the the shown piece as our inspiration.
fell in love with a piece of the Carrick lace sample piece and in my research found the Halas lace which ties in with my project that i am undertaking with my story of an immigrating to aust.
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We spoke on the phone yesterday, I think! Welcome to Needlelace Talk. you will find it invaluable.
There is a book on Halas lacemaking by Marie Laurie, an Aussie, who was allowed to study the lacemaking techniques in Hungary a few years ago. They keep the techniques very much to themselves, so letting Marie study it was a very rare happening. You need to be quite proficient in the craft before tackling Halas Lace. They have a big variety of stitches, and they do darning, or needle weaving for the solid areas, not close corded buttonhole stitch. Get started on the beginners pieces, and you will soon progress further, - then you can try Halas lace! If you get a good grounding of the basics, the other types of needlelace are not difficult.
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. I suggest you join our BEGINNERS group and our HALAS group for starters. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.