Linda Dumas
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Why do you make lace? What do you do with it?
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Seems like a silly question, but it is one that I am asked all the time.  They ask "What are you going to do with that lace?".  I've given different answers until now I give the same answer.  For me,…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakshmi R Dec 11, 2013.

IOLI Convention Meetup
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Hi.  I started this so that we can figure out who will be getting together at SLC IOLI Convention.  I will check out the schedule of events and propose a time.  Just check in here to let me know that…Continue

Tags: Meetup, SLC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Aug 13, 2013.

Lace Making in your Country
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Hi everyone.  I love the fact that we live all over the globe and meet here to discuss our love of needlelace.  It got me to wondering, what is Lace Making like in your country?  It seems like here…Continue

Tags: Making, Lace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakshmi R Dec 11, 2013.


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Linda Dumas commented on Margaret Stephens's photo


"wow, I have been wanting to do a house in needlelace.  what inspiration."
Linda Dumas commented on Margaret Stephens's photo

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"another lovely piece Margaret!"
Linda Dumas commented on Margaret Stephens's photo

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"Hi Margaret,  I just saw this on pinterest.  It is wonderful and so inspiring!"
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo
Feb 19
Lorelei Halley commented on Linda Dumas's photo

my owl needlelace complete

"Linda Not at all. You do such beautiful work. Many of us do lace in color. Please keep on posting you work here. I enjoy seeing what you are doing. I was expressing my personal view, which does not have any universal validity. I should not have said…"
Feb 18
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo

my owl needlelace complete

"Lorelei,  Are you saying that if my lace is in color that I should not post a picture of it here?"
Feb 18
Lorelei Halley commented on Linda Dumas's photo

my owl needlelace complete

"I think I would like it better if it were all one color. With needle lace the interest is in the juxtapotition of different densities, and different kinds of holes. Color distracts from that. But that is just me. You do very good lace work."
Feb 17
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Feb 14
Linda Dumas commented on Christiane Machabée's photo

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"this is beautiful Christine.  "
Feb 3
Linda Dumas replied to Miriam Gidron's discussion Joining Teneriffe medallions
"I have made many a medallion and I'm sorry to say that it is always that way for me.  I'm not sure you can get around it because of the very nature of the way that the medallion is made.  "
Dec 1, 2020
Linda Dumas commented on Kathleen Minniti's photo

A&O 3 in progress (1)

"this is wonderful."
Nov 20, 2020
Lorelei Halley commented on Linda Dumas's photo

My Owl needlelace 6

"Why not just put them in as embroidery? That's not cheating. It is problem solving! The piece is nicely done, and your stitches are so regular and even. But I think I would like it better if it were all in one color. That is my personal bias.…"
Nov 6, 2020
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo

My Owl needlelace 6

"As you can see, the owl has no eyes or beak.  I was unable to do them while doing the face, so I thought that I would do them separately and attach them.  But this is not working out.  I just tried to do the eyes and they end up…"
Nov 6, 2020
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My Owl needlelace 6

This is the latest version of this piece.
Nov 6, 2020
Margaret Stephens commented on Linda Dumas's photo

My Owl Needlelace 5 (2)

"Your stitching is very even and tension excellent. He looks as though he may have an attitude problem and totally full of himself. Looking forward to seeing him finished."
Nov 2, 2020
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo

My Owl Needlelace 5 (2)

"thank you.  I really need to finish it!"
Oct 31, 2020

Profile Information

Your skill level
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I don't make any lace, but I do bobbin lace.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
I just saw a demo on it yesterday and I want to try it.
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I love bobbin lace, tatting, and crocheted lace. I also knit.

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At 8:04am on July 13, 2018, Graig Eldred said…

Thanks for the welcome and the correction. Good catch. Another consequence of shaky hands. Hopefully the shakes won't keep me from learning needle lace techniques.

At 8:36am on March 29, 2015, Teri Dow said…
Hi Linda, it will be like riding a bike and you'll have all that wonderful passion back. Happy lacing.
At 7:35am on March 29, 2015, Maureen Bromley said…
Lovely to see you back online again. We have missed you.
At 2:38pm on October 3, 2014, Lola said…

it is bobbin lace. They have three parts and then I sewed it

At 3:30pm on October 2, 2014, Lola said…

Excuseme but at the first time I was wrong and I didn't send the picture, I hope you can see it now 

At 2:38pm on October 2, 2014, Lola said…

Hello Linda l send one photo from my last work, they are shoes for baby patucos%20mios.jpg

It is the first time that I tray to send a picture, I hope it goes well

At 5:14am on February 7, 2014, Yolande said…

Hi Linda, thank you for your friend invite. I still am a bit overwhelmed by all the nice comments I get.

If you find my work inspiring,  through your pictures I fell in love with Pag Lace. So very beautiful, different from reticello and aemilia ars, and yet.. I didn't know this kind of lace (there are so many) and I very very definitively want to try it. Your pictures will surely help me!! Are there any books you could recommend on the subject? I'm sure that here in this part of France, nobody ever heard anything about it.

At 4:09pm on January 28, 2014, Karen Ryszman said…

Hello Linda, thank you for inviting me to be your friend!  I have looked at your photos and am in awe.  I hope with lots of practice I will be able to produce such beautiful pieces of needlelace.

At 4:12pm on January 8, 2014, Christiane Machabée said…
Madame Dumas,
J'ai vu les photos que vous présentez. Je profite de l'occasion pour vous dire mon admiratin pour votre splendide travail. À bientôt
At 3:34pm on September 23, 2013, Cheryl Morrill said…

That would be great Linda.  I don't know anyone who share my interest in lace making, it will be nice to share with someone.  I just returned from Ireland was able to go the Kenmare lace and design center.  I was in awe of all the beautiful antique and modern day lace on display.  Now I want to learn it all!!  :)

Linda Dumas's Blog

Pag Lacemaking - learnings and questions

I couldn't stand just working on 1 piece of Pag lace, so I have started an additional piece.  The more I do of the lace, the more I am learning.  That is the best part.

Learning tightness: it seems to me that there is a difference between the tightness one needs for laying the cordonnet for Pag lace vs. other needle laces.  I don't have a great deal of experience with lots of other needle laces, so I could be wrong on that.  What I do know, is that for Pag lace, the cordonnet needs to…


Posted on June 25, 2016 at 6:45am — 3 Comments

Pag lace: info on OIDFA Pag Lace class

Here is the information about the OIDFA class for paska cipka:


Location: Ljubljana

Tutor: Nedjeljka Uros, President of Society of Pag lace makers

The needle lace from island Pag in Croatia can find its origin among the accomplishment of the textile handicraft of the eastern Mediterranean area. One of the basic decorative forms of the original Pag lace is reticella. The women from…


Posted on June 22, 2016 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

Pag lace

I have been thinking and doing a lot of Pag lace recently.  Before I wrote this, I looked up at comments on Pag lace.  No, it is not easy to learn Pag lace.  While I understand and respect that this is intellectual property of the people of Pag, I just want to learn how to make this beautiful lace.  I do not want to profit in any way or take anything away from the wonderful people in Pag.   Every since the first time I watched the video put out by Unesco and saw the women making this lace, I…


Posted on June 20, 2016 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

Sacramento - friday

Sorry for the delay.  Friday - last day of classes.  I left feeling like I had learned a great deal but still a great deal to practice and learn.  The banquet was very nice.  The meal was delicious.  I had the prime rib.  The entertainment this year was a fashion show of lace from Lia Baumeiser-Jonkers collection.  She certainly has some beautiful pieces.  while the show was taking place, a woman was playing music from an electrical harp.   

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 1:49am — 2 Comments


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