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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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Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"I never learned how to do the Amelia Ars way of working Needlelace. I have tried it a couple of times, - but prefer the other way - laying the outline first, then doing the filling stitches.  Isn't it good that there are alternate ways of…"
16 hours ago
Ann Meyer commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Thank you !!  What a treasure trove.  "
17 hours ago
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Ann - I do have a page on my website with sequential photos showing how to work some simple punto in aria pieces. http://lynxlace.com/reticellaneedlelace.html#simplest205"
18 hours ago
Ann Meyer commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Dear Lorelei and Elizabeth, thank you for your comments.  This is so encouraging !  And thank you Lorelei for pointing me to the Pintrest board.  I will have to start some boards myself.  This must take so much time !!  I…"
Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"You are so right, Lorelei - there is no "One Correct way" to make needlelace. I do not work on a pillow - nor do I roll the pad around my finger like many of your photos show!!  I made myself a Needlelace Pillow out of an old coffee…"
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Ann - I started needlelacetalk precisely because there was almost no one who even knew what it was or how to do it. And I thought the beautiful product deserved a wider audience and more practitioners. I myself have learned a lot from our…"
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"@Ann Meyer - I just sent you a "friend" request to tell you about a needle lace class I will be teaching in North Carolina in June, if it is not cancelled due to coronavirus. I can teach you the foundation of this kind of lace. But…"
Ann Meyer commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Thank you so much Elizabeth Ligeti.  You all are such masters at something that seems to be so rarely taught in person.  The internet is our answer to so many things that so many of us were not taught by our mothers or aunts or…"
Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"I enjoy the "fun" of working out how to lay the entire outline in one continuous line/thread! laying it for a piece like the beautiful one Lorelei did takes a bit of "deep thinking" !!! Ann, - a tip that I was told - you can…"
Ann Meyer commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"Thank you, Lorelei, this information at those links are really excellent, and I have also been scouring lynxlace the past few weeks. I do understand the difference between reticello/a and punto in aria.  I am interested in doing both, equally…"
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"If this is the kind of thing you are thinking of, here are a few places online where I have explained…"
Lorelei Halley commented on Lorelei Halley's group Reticella-reticello
"There may be some confusion regarding the term "reticella". It is my impression that this term is used for a geometric cutwork embroidery, where holes are cut into the fabric, with the edges of the holes secured somehow (usually with 4…"

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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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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 8:33am on March 21, 2020, Peg Whitmore said…

Thank you for adding me! 

At 6:12pm on March 17, 2020, Linsey Mulloin said…

Thank you!

At 8:58pm on March 16, 2020, Deborah Johnson said…

Thanks Lorelei. Glad we caught it quickly.

At 11:45pm on March 15, 2020, Nancy Chiou said…

Thank you for leeting me join the gorup and thanks for the comment on my profile.  Yes I am aware of the fact that bobbin lace and tatting are not a part of this forum.  I joined mainly because I want to start learning needlelace myself.

At 9:00pm on March 15, 2020, Alice Thomson said…

Thank you very much for letting me join the group!!

At 8:09pm on February 14, 2020, MH said…

Thank you! 

At 11:26am on January 31, 2020, Jennifer said…

Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I look forward to learning about needle lace, and will look up the beginner group, and your site!

At 6:46pm on January 22, 2020, Vera Slobodinskaia said…

Thanks for the comfort, Lorelei!
And I think that the large-scale Alencon is a good modern application))

At 5:39pm on January 22, 2020, Vera Slobodinskaia said…

Thank you Lorelei!
I am very pleased as a beginner to be noticed. But the more I read this wonderful site, the more I understand how stupid I am. I did not know what size of a real museum lace was because I never held it in my hands. I can never make a real Alencon because I have poor eyesight even with glasses. I can only imitate the Alanson technique on a gigantic scale. But I can never stop loving needle lace.
Thanks again for your kind words and for your link to wonderful works!

At 2:14am on January 22, 2020, Vera Slobodinskaia said…

I am very glad that you accepted me!
I really love museum needle lace and want to know a lot about it. I want to figure out how to make lace modern and use in clothes. Now I am doing work where the needle lace will participate in my jacket.
I hope I succeed.
I was waiting for joining and every day I looked at the mail and did it lace / photo.
I love you all because you love needle lace! Thanks you!


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