Loretta Holzberger
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  • Puyallup, WA
  • United States
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Loretta Holzberger commented on Janice Blair's photo


"Such a stunning piece!  I look forward to seeing you wear it at our next IOLI convention.  "
Dec 27, 2020
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, 2020
Loretta Holzberger commented on Elizabeth Ligeti.'s group Gros Point
"What a beautiful collar!"
Sep 30, 2020
Loretta Holzberger commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"Here are photos of 3 working projects.  I have worked with the pattern pinned to a cushion, but hate it, because my working thread keeps getting tangled around the pin heads.  The solid plastic wheel with the edge whipped to give me…"
Aug 3, 2020
Loretta Holzberger commented on Lorelei Halley's group Sol laces - Soles
"I inherited a couple of solid plastic-like circle forms that I have used.  They have a series of small holes around the outside edge, but I much prefer making my own.  I draw or print a circle on light colored paper and add marks around…"
Aug 3, 2020
Loretta Holzberger commented on Lorelei Halley's group Oya-Bebilla-Turkish-Armenian-Mediterranean knotted needlelace
"Oh, Liz, I'm so sorry to hear that you won't be coming to convention this year or the future ones.  We will miss you."
Feb 29, 2020
Vera Slobodinskaia commented on Loretta Holzberger's photo

Net stitch study

"Thank you,Loretta! Yes I agree - this will be very useful!"
Jan 22, 2020

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What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Gros pt de Venise, Point de Gaze, basic, over 30 years
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
all kinds
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
Enjoy studying the history of lace, do some tatting, and lots of dimensional embroidery
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At 4:32pm on April 23, 2015, Jean Bowen said…

I would love to have the pattern,how kind of you. My e-mail is jeanbdrinkstone@gmail.com

Many thanks,Jean

At 10:21pm on January 22, 2015, Lorelei Halley said…

Loretta - I greatly enjoyed your article on Alencon in the recent IOLI Bulletin. I would be very happy to have it here as well, as you did with the Halas lesson. Or perhaps after the 2nd part has appeared in the Bulletin. That style does seem to collect more interest than most antique styles of needle lace, except for gros point and point de gaze. So it would be great to have your instructions readily available for English speakers.

At 2:39pm on May 11, 2014, Lorelei Halley said…


I enjoyed your article in the spring IOLI Bulleton. Your experiments with parchment are especially useful. I have heard recent questions about using it in another online network. I think you are the only person who actually tried it.

At 11:13am on February 15, 2014, Florencia Moore said…

I definetly will. Thank you for your help, I will post some pictures as I go along, I really appreciate your help, thank you!

At 1:51pm on February 14, 2014, Florencia Moore said…

Thank you! The size of it is 3 in x 5 in. I have not stitched it, I'm in the process of couching on the base, I will post pictures as I go along~ they don't have many threads available in my area, so I will use DMC Cotton Perle for the outline and common cotton sewing thread for the motifs and background and see how it works out... 

At 6:11pm on January 14, 2013, Lorelei Halley said…


I deleted Stacy from our membership.  Sorry that such an annoying person got past me.

At 2:27pm on September 14, 2012, Lorelei Halley said…

Loretta, I want to thank you for commenting and answering questions for our beginners.  Your active participation and helpfulness are a real gift to our community.  And your skill in several forms of needle lace is worth celebrating.

At 3:05pm on April 6, 2012, Lorelei Halley said…


Congratulations on your beautiful bracelet article in the IOLI Bulletin.  That is such a beautiful piece.

At 6:40pm on January 9, 2012, Nora Finnegan said…

Hi Loretta,

The only thing I can suggest is that you get a taxi from  Killarney to Kenmare. It would cost you about 50 Euro.



At 6:11pm on January 9, 2012, Nora Finnegan said…

Hi Loretta,

The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre is normally closed on Sundays, however, I will be delighted to open it for you on the Sunday assuming nothing else gets in the way. I have nothing in the diary at the moment so I should be ok.  Please email me on info@kenmarelace.ie nearer to the time so we can arrange a time etc. 

Looking forward to meeting you,




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