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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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I will use this forum for posting general information from the administrator -- spammers, security issues, software, etc.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Jul 14.

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

ning maintenance

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 left a comment for Anne Schultz
"Anne Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. Please be aware that this network does not include crochet. But there is another online network which…"
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Youghal and Kenmare needle laces
"a Youghal lace from the Victoria & Albert museum was posted on facebook today. take a…"
Oct 16
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Anne. Stewart
"Anne Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. We do not include stump work, but we do have some individuals who are interested in that. They may be able to help and offer…"
Oct 15
Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Hi Loretta, I am not trying to compare La Gaze Claire to Le Reseau Fin.  I'm trying to compare La Gaze Claire to Point de Gaze from Laurie's article Part 2 stitch formation.  There she talks about the Point de Gaze having 1 1/2…"
Oct 13
Loretta Holzberger commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"I'm looking at La Gaze Claire on page 87. I think the difference here from Le Reseau Fin on page 75 is that rather than a whipped return, there is a straight return to the left, and it is left exposed between the rows of twisted stitch. It is…"
Oct 13
Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"I have been reviewing La dentelle à l'aiguille" by Brigitte Deslesques Dépalle and have come up with a few questions. 1.  on page 61 there is a photo of Point d'Alencon.  for the rempli ajoure it looks…"
Oct 13
Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Myriel, thanks for posting these pictures.  I see where you are coming from now."
Oct 12
Lorelei Halley replied to Eve Zelinsky's discussion Reticella Finished! in the group Reticella-reticello Punto in Aria
"There is a company called Jule-Art which makes acrylic frames for photos. And another which makes what they call "Float Frames". But I have been having troubles contacting JuleArt. They are located in Arizona, which is a clovid hot spot."
Oct 11
Lorelei Halley left a comment for vuylsteke
"Vuylstreke Nice to see you here too. Welcome. Please read the NOTES. For this network, we have a very narrow definition of NEEDLELACE. "
Oct 11
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Myriel I think your first idea - that the fuzziness is a product of how the machine works, and the sloppy cutting - was correct. I very much doubt imitation of Alencon has anything to do with it."
Oct 11
Myriel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Linda, unfortunately I was just randomly browsing around ebay that time and I can't find the exact lace anymore for the life of me, but I found two other examples that kinda show what I mean.For this example, I would've thought in the…"
Oct 11
Linda Dumas commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Hi Myriel, by any chance, is that a picture you can post here? thanks, Linda"
Oct 10

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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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It is that time of year again and I must ask you all for contributions towards our hosting fee to ning, which is due this month. Their fee continues to be $240 American dollars. Any donation of any size, small or large, is welcome. I have a paypal account, and you can make a deposit into my account by using my personal email address as the destination for your donation. If there are currency issues, paypal will handle the currency conversion (for a small fee, which I…


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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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Today I am switching to a different internet service provider. If t  here are glitches I may go silent for some time, until it gets straightened out. Just so you know.  The prospect freaks me out.

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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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