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Early needle lace

Here is a set of photos from a man who is doing early needlelace.…Continue

Started Mar 5

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Using, mounting, conservation of lace

I started this forum in response to Ann's question about where to put inquiries about using lace. So, everybody, put your 2 cents in and tell us what you do with your lace.Continue

Tags: lace conservation, mountiing lace, using lace

Started May 16, 2019

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Ning has been doing some maintenance and some aspects of various sites are not working perfectly. What I have noticed for our site is that posting a comment has become very slow. You can type in your…Continue

Started Oct 5, 2017


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Lorelei Halley commented on Linda Dumas's photo

My Owl Needlelace 5 (2)

"I enjoy seeing your work. Such good tension and regularity in the stitches."
22 hours ago
Lorelei Halley replied to Teri Dow's discussion A New Needlelace Book in the group BookReviews
"From the cover I can't even tell if it is history/identification or how-to. The author is new to me."
Lorelei Halley replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Ergonomics of Lace Making in the group Aemilia Ars
"Kathleen - a good demo. Thanks for finding it !"
Eve Zelinsky commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Has anyone worked with Buonpadre's second book of Reticella, book 5 Fior de Reticello? I'd love to continue on with this style but I can't quite tell if the book is just going crazy with contemporary riffs (color, varying hole size)…"
Jenny commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Eve, I’ve looked at book 2 and I think I see the piece you speak of. It appears to be a tablecloth.  Those holes in the diagonal section would be cut separately. I am talking about a grid of different sized holes. I’ve done a…"
Sep 8
Eve Zelinsky commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Jenny, In regards to different sized holes, there's a piece over on Buonpadre's site under Reticella book two where she has a lone motif with two different sized holes. It's on a diagonal so the two smaller holes are nested aside…"
Sep 8
Jenny commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Eve, It’s been a while since I’ve done cross stitch, and yes, the colours will play against each other. The Reticella that I have done has been plain coloured. For me it was experimentation at getting the correct size hole to fit the…"
Sep 8
Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"I mostly did my Reticella type lace without the fabric - sort of Punto in Area style - but laying a foundation thread couched to a pad, and then working the filling stitches. I found working within the fabric "not for me"!!  -=-…"
Sep 7
Eve Zelinsky commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Jenny, I guess in regards to the "camps", I'm mostly thinking of my experience with cross stitch where colors play off each other  so if you're experimenting there, you kind of need to do a little stitch-and-frog. I did…"
Sep 7
Jenny commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Eve, I guess it is what you are comfortable with. I always experiment on small sections of the same fabric, never the main piece. "
Sep 7
Eve Zelinsky commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Jenny, There seem to be two main camps in the fiber world and a spectrum in between- the big, bold experimenters/play/creative outlet types and the "I'll stick to the pattern, maybe change one or two things"/keep my hands busy…"
Sep 7
Jenny commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Hi Eve, I know what you are saying about squishing a petal in. The only other suggestion I can give you is thread size and to make it finer.  It’s all about proportion and experimenting. If it’s not working, change the hole size,…"
Sep 5

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Your skill level
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I only tried it out in the 1980s but did so badly I quit. I began again in 2010 with this group.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
I will be happy just to make it neatly. Especially gros point and point de gaze. I also want to do my own contemporary designs.
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I am an avid bobbin lacemaker and am interested in lace-like embroideries, especially pulled thread, Hardanger and other drawn thread embroideries. I am also interested in filet lacis and Teneriffe, altho I have not done any filet, and only tried out teneriffe. My laces are on my website, just a few pieces on flickr.
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Our members have been quite during the last half of 2017. I hope we have more projects and experiments in mind for 2018. What would you all like to see us do?


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At 12:08am on July 23, 2020, Sonja Luycx said…

bedankt voor het fijne welkom, ik kijk er naar uit om deel uit te maken van de gemeenschap en leer er veel, want ik ben een echte beginner. sorry als mijn taal niet correct is aangezien ik nederlands spreek


At 8:41pm on June 26, 2020, Diana Fawcett said…
Thank you for accepting my request! I’m excited to learn about lace from all the knowledgeable enthusiasts on this site!
At 3:55am on June 13, 2020, Catherine O'Brien said…

Thank you.

At 8:01am on May 29, 2020, Karin Eda Sanborn said…

Thank you for accepting my request to join and for all the effort you have put into this generous, valuable resource.



At 6:23am on May 29, 2020, Viv King said…

Hi Lorelei,

Thank you for your kind welcome, I look forward to being a part of this community.

Regards Viv

At 4:03am on May 5, 2020, Hema Rana said…

Hello Lorelei,

Many thanks for accepting my request and welcoming me to your group. I need one help form anyone from this forum. I want to buy two books from one of the italian website but my UK server is not picking up the website and directs me to some other websites. 

following are the 2 links of the books



Can someone help me to get in touch with the website "contact me" services to place an order.

Many thanks in advance.Kind Regards Hema

At 12:29am on May 3, 2020, Snježana Topalović said…

dear Lorelei

Thank you very much, for your nice welcome.


At 7:13am on April 16, 2020, Elizabeth Horta Correa said…

Ok, Lorelei.

I'll askl Tess for more information.

Thanks for all.

Be safe.


At 7:36pm on April 14, 2020, Elizabeth Horta Correa said…


Yes, I'm from Arachne also. You said I have to ask for  john.p.cropper@gmail.com  or it's better wait you ask for more information .

Well, in any case I will wait your reply.


At 3:45pm on April 14, 2020, Elizabeth Horta Correa said…


I'm glad you liked article. I'ts wonderfull if I can shown how rich and interesting are Sol Lace and his story. World is big and Lace World also and we cannot know all beautyfull things we have in it. I'm happy sharing you my passion. 

Thank you for telling me about archiving my article at www.arizona.edu .Can you helpe me with this? I dont know how I can do it.

I hope you are good health and enjoying extra
time for lace.

Elizabeth Correa



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