Kathleen Minniti
  • Female
  • Spokane, WA
  • United States
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Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Reticella Finished! in the group Reticella-reticello Punto in Aria
"I love the idea of being able to switch out the lace so you can cycle and view your precious pieces.  I completely understand the reluctance to use this on a hankie that is in active service!"
Oct 11
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Patterns and Projects in the group Reticella-reticello
"Do you have copies of Veccellio's books from the late 16th century?  They are available from various museums, if you are willing to download one page image at a time.  Other resources might be going to those same museum websites and…"
Oct 6
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Reticella Finished! in the group Reticella-reticello
"Oh, I love this! You inspire me to persist in my current adventures in needle laces at the moment myself.  I am trying out some origninal designs with a Reticella feel.  It's a bit of a learning process, that is for sure, and seeing…"
Oct 6
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Based on how you described you favorite needlwork posture, try a small cookie-type pillow propped up against your thighs.  In the fun video on Battenburg, she shows how to make a pillow using cardboard and scrap felt & fabrics.  Or you…"
Sep 13
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"And here is a fun video of a beginner learning how to make Battenburg lace via one-on-one video chat.  The part that shows applying the pattern to the backing fabric is appropriate for any needle lace done with a pattern. …"
Sep 13
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Ah-hah!  I found it!  Here's a link to Mr. Armon-Gnagy's YouTube video using this approach:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJd6mkrsUCQ&t=539s"
Sep 13
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"First, don't use a hoop - you need to be able to bend the pattern to get access to the working area without constantly bumping into and distorting the rest of the work as you build your lace.  Second, once the pattern is printed/traced…"
Sep 13
Kathleen Minniti replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"You might consider using a pillow.  If you stitch your pattern guide to a larger piece of fabric and place that on a pillow or roll, then put a dowel underneath that you can shift around to create an arc to allow access, this might work for…"
Sep 13

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Your skill level
beginner
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Needlerun (5 yrs), Reticella (crude beginner level)
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Punto in Aria, Reticella, Gros Point, ....all of them!
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I am experienced in tatting and crochet (advanced), and have dabbled in bobbin lace. I love lace and making it - but don't wear it or use it in my home, because I'm just too rough on things. So I make it and give it away :D

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At 10:04am on June 11, 2014, Lorelei Halley said…

Kathleen

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. Take some time to explore our site. If you have any questions about it, contact me and I'll try to help.

 
 
 

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