"The tip about having a dark cloth below your work was given to me over the internet when I started doing some Filet Lace! The same principle applies - white work of any sort needs a dark background to be more easily seen. Anything that helps…"
"Thank you all for your kind words! Elizabeth, I will look up info on the Rocky Mountain Lace Guild, and I LOVE your suggestion to use a dark cloth beneath my work! My eyes are not as good as they used to be, and that is a great way to…"
"I learned from an Elena Dickson book.later on I managed to get into a workshop with her (2012 IOLI convention. Portland OR)
4 afternoons Very well spent!! She tidied up a couple of things for me - my knots were not tight enough, and a couple…"
An interesting story about your family history with needle lace. I started needlelacetalk precisely because information and help about needle lace is so rare in the general population. There may be a dozen or 2 people in the…"
"Oh I wish I lived nearer to you, I would join you. Start teaching anyone around you how to do it. I will probably volunteer for doing a program on it for our fiber guild later this year when I get a bit more experience under my belt with…"
"Get in touch with the Rocky Mountain Lace Guild.
I don't think anyone there does this sort of lace, but at least they will appreciate your work, and you will have some lacemakers to talk to. I live in australia, but I am a member of that…"
I am learning the Armenian Needlelace (janyak), using the Dickson, Kasparian, and Tashjian books. I am half Armenian, and my mother's mother made exquisitely beautiful doilies and edgings. My mother never learned the craft, so I had to learn it from the books. My Grandma died before I was born, so I wanted to learn this craft to "keep it in the family". I am also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), in which we recreate the life, crafts, fighting techniques, cooking,…See More