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Early needle lace

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Using, mounting, conservation of lace

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Dorothy Morgan commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"https://www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/articles/mp-06-04-lace.pdf is where you can find Stillwell’s book and others such as DMC’s booklet"
Miriam Gidron commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Thank you all for your help and advice. Right now I refrain from ordering books from abroad. I live in Israel and since the corona outbreak lots of mail from abroad does not arrive. I pulled out Alex Stilwell's book and will have ago at it…"
Elizabeth Horta Correa commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Hi, Ladies, Let me help a little more.  Miriam, Tejido de Soles, from Sandra Rodrigues, Puerto Rico is new but is not available at internet. You can buy it. Books at Antique Pattern Libray are available at internet but aren't not recent,…"
Jenny commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Hi Miriam, I am self taught and have used 'The Technique of Teneriffe Lace' by Alexander Stillwell as a guide. It is in English. The book was supposed to be on the Antique Pattern Library for free download, but I cannot find it. I have a…"
Elisa Vincenty commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Hi!! Miriam Gidron I'm from Puerto Rico. I will recommend you a book of soles, is in Spanish but you can lead the pictures, step by step. https://www.etsy.com/listing/485024298/libro-tejido-de-soles-lecciones-basicas I hope that help you, Elisa"
Miriam Gidron commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Thank you Elizabeth. I will watch your videos on Youtube and see how I get on. I will let you know how I am doing."
Elizabeth Horta Correa commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Hello, Miriam. I have a step-to-step video at Youtube channel NHANDUTI DE ATIBAIA. There are 3 videos, 3 fundamental classes in portuguese, but they are long and slow - circa 30 minutes - and explain with images. If you have some doubt I can try to…"
Miriam Gidron commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"I am following this page and I want to add something. A few years ago I wanted to get into sol laces but couldn't find any good sources to learn how to do this lace. I am following pinterest and what I see makes me want to get into this lace.…"
Elizabeth Horta Correa commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Thank you, Elizabeth. You're quite right. People dont study "soles". and we cannot love something we dont know! If you know someone that make Sol lace in Australia, talk to me. We have people of several parts of word at our meeting.…"
Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Elizabeth, I Loved the article. I found it very interesting, and am amazed at the amount of study you have done into this type of lace.  Very well done.  I hope we get some more articles from you, as I loved it. Thank you for bringing this…"
Elizabeth Horta Correa commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Hi, ladies. Jenny, I know that for those at the ends - California/USA and Australia - the schedules are not very comfortable. I know your tenerife lace works and I'll be hoping you can be with us.  Elizabeth, this lace at back cover is…"
Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"I received my IOLI Bulletin yesterday, and have seen the article about Sol Lace, and will read it properly tonight. Inside the back cover they show your lace close-up and in full colour - and it is Beautiful. Thank you for writing the article,…"

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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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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


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!!


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