Leslie Edens
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Teri Dow commented on Leslie Edens's blog post Finally Finished...
"Hi Leslie, an interesting design and a good variety of stitches. It's true, this is the only way to learn, constant practise and determination ...do keep keep it up ..."
Jun 1
Leslie Edens commented on Leslie Edens's blog post Finally Finished...
"Thanks =)  I have two of those books already, but I'll take a look at the others.  "
May 31
Lorelei Halley commented on Leslie Edens's blog post Finally Finished...
"Look at the BEGINNERS group on this network. There is a list of recommended books there, and links to other good online information."
May 30
Lorelei Halley commented on Leslie Edens's blog post Finally Finished...
"Leslie I posted an answer on laceioli, before I saw that you had posted this here as well. http://laceioli.ning.com/profiles/blogs/i-finally-finished?xg_source=activity"
May 30
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"That is an interesting site. Some great colours in the cocoons. "
Jan 17, 2016
Teri Dow replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"Hi Liz, thank you for the nugget about the Handy Hands site and Lizbeth thread. Another thread site I would recommend is the following - fantastic customer service. www.sajou.fr › They do wonderful tiny balls of cotton thread, known as…"
Jan 17, 2016
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"I have used a Poly cotton - "Duet", and it was Ok, - but I prefer to stick with cotton. I used silk once - very shiny little mini-cob  - can't think of the brand. I was in a hurry, too, and found it far too slippery. I could not…"
Jan 16, 2016
Leslie Edens replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"Who doesn't want their lace to survive for 500 years? =P  "
Jan 16, 2016
Lorelei Halley replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"I like cordonnet crochet cotton, both DMC and Lizbeth. Lizbeth has beautiful colors. DMC not so much. Any size that fits with the object I'm making.  These threads are just a teeny bit stiff. Softer, and therefore more flexible is DMC…"
Jan 16, 2016
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"That web site - HHTatting. - is the site for the makers of Lizbeth threads - Handy Hands.  I have not dealt with them, but I use their Lizbeth threads a lot! Love the colours, and it works up well. I  rarely use anything but cotton for…"
Jan 16, 2016
Teri Dow replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"Hi Leslie. The following supplier in the USA does Lizbeth threads and I note there is a similar vibrant gold in the range. I have no knowledge or experience of this company. www.hhtatting.com › lizbeth-thread"
Jan 16, 2016
Teri Dow replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"I would avoid linen as it has too many slubs and thickness inconsistencies. You are wise in sticking to cotton. There are lots of lace vendors over here in the UK and perhaps you'll find a vendor through a recommendation from NLT. Trillium…"
Jan 16, 2016
Leslie Edens replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"Oh, I learned that quite quickly, lol.  I love the color but it just doesn't want to hold any sort of form.  Fights the knots.  As does the polyester thread I also have on hand.  I'll just stick to cotton/linen I…"
Jan 16, 2016
Teri Dow replied to Leslie Edens's discussion Your favorite thread in the group Threads
"Hi Leslie, I note that the thread you posted the other day is rayon. I've not used rayon myself but was advised today that it is not that good for Needlelace as its not particularly easy to work with. As for what to use in terms of "go to…"
Jan 16, 2016
Leslie Edens added a discussion to the group Threads
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Your favorite thread

So, I made a visit to my local craft store today and realized I was completely out of my depth in terms of what thread I wanted to use.  I think perhaps I was just overwhelmed with choices and couldn't make up my mind.  It got me thinking though...Is there a thread brand/size that you use as your 'go-to' thread?  Something you enjoy because of the color options, or how durable it is?  What do you choose and why?There was no discussion on this already so I figured for people such as myself who…See More
Jan 16, 2016
Leslie Edens commented on Leslie Edens's blog post Best to just dive right in....
"Awesome =)  Glad to know it's appropriate for needle lace."
Jan 14, 2016

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Your skill level
beginner
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Needle lace, tatting, crochet
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
All of them.
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I'm interested in all forms of lace.

Leslie Edens's Blog

Finally Finished...

Or "How I learned a lot"…

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

Best to just dive right in....

It's been a long time since I worked on any lace.  Actually, almost since I posted my last blog post.  I have found that life just seems to get busy on me, and I get distracted with other art projects, commissions, and work. I was feeling…

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Posted on January 13, 2016 at 9:24pm — 9 Comments

Finally finished my first piece!

What I learned with my first piece of lace…

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Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

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At 1:32am on March 23, 2015, Lorelei Halley said…

Leslie

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. I especially recommend the BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has lists of resources, both online and books. We also have written tutorials and a set of tutorial videos. Look through all that material and then start asking you questions. Needle lace is very versatile and you can make delicate traditional looking lace, or go for a modern and impactful effect.  

There is also another online network that I administer, which includes all handmade laces. It is also free to join. You might like that one also.

http://laceioli.ning.com

If you have any questions about either network, contact me and I'll try to help.

 
 
 

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