"Wish I could be there!! Sorry , Margaret, that I can't. there are so many different squares fillings here. Wow!
Still I have your book, and some fabric, and threads - so when I get the current piece completed - very soon, I hope, -…"
"I am so excited to work this book!! Just received it today from Blurb and have a question-- when stitching the woven bars, I understand to work the length of each bar and not diagonally. However, after stitching the first length, is the…"
"Credit where it is due, Margaret!
I have wanted to try it for a while but was not sure about a few things in the Italian book regarding the cutting away, and stitching around the 'holes'. I could follow the diagrams for the actually lace,…"
"I had the pleasure of seeing this book, "for real" yesterday at Lace Day here in Melbourne. Excellent, - Very well done, Margaret, and a big thank you for the clear precise diagrams that I saw. You will hear from me with an order for…"
The thread we used for the geometrical Aemilia Ars was DMC Perle No. 12
The thread used for the floral Aemilia Ars was DMC Cordonnet Special No. 50.
The thread for the support stitches both times was No. 50 sewing cotton.
We think that lace…"
"I have been to Italy twice to learn Aemilia Ars. First I learnt the geometrical style which is not to be confused with Reticella ( or Reticello as it is described in Italy).
I learnt from Virginia Bonfiglioli Chiavegato who was an elderly lady and…"
"Beautiful. Is this from your new book?
I Must find time to have a go at this sort of work. I have a couple of books on it, just crying out to be used!! In fact i was browsing though them just the other day!
What count fabric do you…"
Thank you so much for the nice comment on my work. I looked at your page and saw your work and the notes on Giuliana Buonpadres book nr 5. I just finished my version of the flower arrangement you can see on the front page of that book. I must get a picture taken and posted. I used a thread I puchased in Bruges (Belgium) earlier this year, very thin and with spectacular colourchanges.
Margaret: in regard to the names of laces. I have said this before, that sometimes we have to use names in a way that not everyone agrees on. If you do an internet image search on "reticella" or "reticello" you get photos of both geometric punto in aria and embroidered reticella. The public is confused about what it is. If we persist in using the names as one particular lace expert chooses, then the public will never find us. Because the name they are using for the search won't match what we have posted on the internet. We have to use the names the way the public does. Then, when they do a search on their misunderstood words, they will get a link to us. Once they are here, we can explain the difference between geometric cutwork embroidery and geometric needle lace. I have to think not only of terminological correctness, but of how to grab as many people as possible to find us and our contribution to the world. I have to think about search engines.
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