Maria Delaney
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Maria Delaney replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Needlelace Tutorial - Leaf 10 - Part 2 in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Thank you, Teri, I will keep that in mind."
Mar 1
Maria Delaney replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Needlelace Tutorial - Leaf 10 - Part 2 in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Dear Lorelei, Thank you so much! This is exactly what I was looking for )))))))))"
Feb 28
Maria Delaney replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Dear Teri, greetings. Thank you for the mention of the book. I've seen it on a different website, but thought I would have a look at it later - going back now! ))))) "
Feb 27
Teri Dow replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Maria, do consider taking advantage of the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Theresa de Dillmont. You'll find an online link to it here on the site. I'd find it for you but unfortunately time is against me at present. There are a good range of…"
Feb 27
Maria Delaney replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Elizabeth, Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I get so overwhelemed and I want everything!!!!!! And then as the time goes by, I realize that some literature is not that useful, or information repeats itself, or it is not what I need. This time…"
Feb 27
Maria Delaney replied to Lorelei Halley's discussion Needlelace Tutorial - Leaf 10 - Part 2 in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Dear Lorelei, good day, I am sure I am not the only one who will say that your tutorials are a big help, so many thanks for sharing your efforts and knowledge! As I've recently posted my sampler for Single Brussels, you know that I am…"
Feb 27
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Yes there are now lots more books on Needlelace to choose from. Another good Beginners book is Starting Needlelace by Val. Grimwood. that has a variety of stitches, and good diagrams.  Just get a couple of these Beginner books, work from them,…"
Feb 26
Maria Delaney replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Dear Elizabeth,  Thank you for your comments. And yes, addiction seems to be the right word )))Thanks for the suggestion on the books - I've actually been quite frazzled at the choice of literature, as there seem to be so many good books…"
Feb 26
Maria Delaney replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Dear Lorelei, Thank you for your comments. Whew, I can let out a sigh of relief )))))))  I've looked at the videos you've shared, and it looks like intuitively I've come up with almost the same solution - if I hold the…"
Feb 26
Elizabeth Ligeti. replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"You are doing very well for a first try. Congratulations.  - and Welcome to a wonderful Addiction!!!! :) Corded Brussels is the easiest stitch as it is all one way for the stitching, and just a straight return for the odd rows, so the awkward…"
Feb 24
Lorelei Halley replied to Maria Delaney's discussion My first try - sampler in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Maria Your single Brussels stitch actually looks quite good. Very good, in fact, for a beginner. Mine was really bad. Single Brussels can be worked with differing degrees of density. For some styles it is worked close together. For others the…"
Feb 24
Maria Delaney added a discussion to the group Beginners Needle Lace
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My first try - sampler

Greetings, my lace-making comrades and skillful needleaholics,It is such a pleasure and good fortune to have found this website and be a part of this community! My interest in lace is recently new, but strong enough that I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to try my hand in creating the magic.The first piece I made was as per the Needlelace Made Easy video mini-series with Michael Dennis on Youtube.  A lovely little flower it was –I haven’t seen it after my three-year-old asked to have a closer…See More
Feb 24
Maria Delaney replied to Gina Shillitani's discussion New and first try at needle lace - comments, please? in the group Beginners Needle Lace
"Dear ladies,  Although just a novice, I happened to be looking at literature that might have the answer to the question at hand - The Priscilla Battenberg and Point Lace Book from 1912 (as well as some of the old editions on point lace) call…"
Feb 11
Lorelei Halley left a comment for Maria Delaney
"Maria Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the BEGINNERS group. Michael Dennis' videos are very useful. The…"
Feb 9

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Your skill level
beginner
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I have only done one project as per Michael Dennis's video instruction.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
I am keen on executing Venetian point and Retichello.

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At 6:11pm on February 9, 2017, Lorelei Halley said…

Maria

Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the BEGINNERS group. Michael Dennis' videos are very useful. The next step might be some of the patterns

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/beginners-needle-laces-2

Go here, and look for Hardouin. https://www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/lace.html#books 

Hardouin, G. Album de Dentelle de Venise [ Album of Venetian Lace ], , 50 pages. Note: scanned images provided by Sofi Michel. Posted January 11, 2007. SAMPLE PAGEPart 1: File size 7.4 MB PDFPart 2: File size 7.9 MB PDF

Hardouin is a set of beginner laces for Venetian needle lace.

 
 
 

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