"That's a needle lace pillow. The Guild of Needlelaces sells a box with a bolster type pillow mounted on the top. The box opens to store supplies, so no drawer. They call it a Needlelace Pillow box. You can see it here. Is this similar (scroll…"
"Yay!! I finally got my copy of Piecework. Carolyn, I enjoyed your article so much, & the pictures & instructions are excellent!
I ordered the Oya Needle Lace Guide from ThreadTeds ebay, & it included a kit to make a flower brooch with a…"
"I guess that wasn't quite clear. Anywho, the floss threader is a fine nylon thread with a loop at one end. I put my thread in the loop & then thread the beads on with the other, straight end & just push the loop through the bead, &…"
"About beads. I can get size 10 & even 11 seed beads on #20 & #40 tatting threads. This may work like some bead tatting where you put the beads on the thread before you begin, then push up the bead when needed.
I use DenTek Floss Threaders…"
"Several years ago the Denver lace guild published the book Tina the Little Lacemaker to sell at IOLI. I was lucky enough to be able to pre-order mine & a member of my lace club picked it up at IOLI.
I'm re-reading it & discovered…"
"My book Oya Culture since the Ottomans by Taciser Onuk arrived. I ordered it from an etsy seller. She sent it right away & I had it in record time. She even sent me 3 oya flowers!! They're so tiny & beautiful! If anyone is interested…"
"I forgot to add that by holding the thread between the first & 2nd fingers as I pulled the thread I avoided all twisting & knotting too soon problems. I did 2 sides of a hanky without any glitches at all."
"Thanks to everyone for your help!
I don't remember where I saw this maybe in a video. The lacemaker extended her first 2 fingers as she worked. She placed the thread up & over her first finger & held it between her first &…"
"Thanks Loretta! That makes sense. I was noticing the kinking, so I was letting the needle dangle. I'll look for the twisting the wrong way & pulling that final loop up above the other wraps. That must be what's happening."
"No luck with the video. I do have the instructions for the basic stitches, so I gave it a try yesterday. I started out ok, but suddenly the knot was tightening before all the thread was drawn up, so I was getting odd sized loops. What am I doing…"
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