Linda Dumas
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  • Windsor, CT
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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

Tags: Question, General

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 Christiane Machabée's photo

Made in Italy-Vintage 2

"great work Christiane!  So beautiful."
Jan 14
Linda Dumas commented on Celia Leites's photo

lacy heart

"This is wonderful!"
Jan 14
Linda Grové commented on Linda Dumas's photo

new pag piece - first try complete

"Wow! your work is so beautiful!"
Nov 15, 2016
Linda Grové commented on Linda Dumas's photo
Nov 15, 2016
Linda Dumas commented on Teri Dow's photo
Oct 7, 2016
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Linda Dumas's photo
Sep 11, 2016
Lynda Chevalier commented on Linda Dumas's photo

newest piece - first try

"OMG that is so pretty....Linda Where did you start? Did you take lessons Or Read Or What.... I am new here so I haven't been around this is my first time..."
Sep 10, 2016
Linda Dumas replied to Catherine Thomas's discussion Lovely lace and threads in America
"hello Catherine.  sounds like a wonderful trip.  the only places I know are near San Fran.  one is a lace store, Lacis, in Berkeley CA and there is the Lace Museum in Sunnyvale CA.  Otherwise, most of the time I get my supplies…"
Jul 9, 2016
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo

newest piece - first try

"Carolyn, You name the place and time, I will be there.  I'm so curious what she has to say."
Jul 7, 2016
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Linda Dumas's photo

newest piece - first try

"Nice work, Linda! A lacemaker from Albany I know was in the Pag class at OIDFA; we'll have to have a meet-up to see what she learned..."
Jul 7, 2016
Maria del Valle commented on Linda Dumas's photo

newest piece - first try

"Well done Linda!!"
Jul 6, 2016
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo

new pag piece - first try complete

"it was not made with the usual knots.  you put the thread under 2 scapi to start.  then put the thread under the second scapi and the next scapi (the third one).  what this does is wrap the second scapi as you are doing it.  you…"
Jul 1, 2016
Xiaojie commented on Linda Dumas's photo

new pag piece - first try complete

"But how did you, if we know the layed thread is fixed to paper."
Jul 1, 2016
Linda Dumas commented on Xiaojie's photo

b flower 1

"Xiaojie,  are all the b flower stitches made the same?  it seems to me that 1 and 3 are the same and 2 and 4 are the same."
Jul 1, 2016
Linda Dumas commented on Linda Dumas's photo

new pag piece - first try complete

"hehe you caught that huh?  I did the pogacica upside down.  Not sure why I did that."
Jul 1, 2016
Xiaojie commented on Linda Dumas's photo

new pag piece - first try complete

"I wrote wrong, the kolumbar in the middle of diamonds can't be round because there are only four šćapi."
Jul 1, 2016

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 8:36am 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 4:17pm on August 24, 2014, Heather Gonzales said…
Hey, Bus Buddy! I saw some of your lace and it is marvalous! I want to grow up and be like you. :)
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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