Stephen Bonapart
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Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Very well done.  I hope you feel very pleased with yourself, - and will go on to do a Lot more lacemaking! -- and, of course, show us the photos!!   You certainly know who to do small Venetian picots, now!!!! :)"
Mar 6, 2016
Lorelei Halley commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Well done!"
Mar 3, 2016
Christiane Machabée commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Félicitations Stephen! Vous êtes assurément très résolu pour avoir choisi de pratiquer la dentelle de type Alençon. Ce modèle met en valeur la plupart de ses caractéristiques et…"
Mar 3, 2016
Teri Dow commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Hi Stephan, congratulations on your finished project. Your reseau is amazing, such fine thread."
Mar 3, 2016
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alencon2

La Trace- 60/2, Le Reseau- 185/2, Les Remplis- 70/2 100/2, Les Modes- 100/2, La Brode- NO. 30 cotton and 70/2 thread. THIS IS NOT MY ORIGINAL DESIGN.
Mar 3, 2016
Stephen Bonapart commented on Christiane Machabée's photo
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"Breathtaking! I admire how you have created such dimension with 1 thread size. "
Mar 25, 2015
Stephen Bonapart commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon
"Thank you Loretta! I have an alencon lace piece that I am currently working on that requires this stitch, thanks to you I can now complete it."
Mar 25, 2015
Christiane Machabée commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Stephen,Je crois que vous avez raison. Je travaille actuellement sur une dentelle et pour obtenir l'effet rectangulaire recherché pour chaque maille du réseau, j'ai dû tortiller le fil une seule fois car deux tours…"
Jan 28, 2015
Stephen Bonapart commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Christiane, Apologies for the delay, yes I always twist the threads back 2 or more times after making the network. I always twist the threads 2 times. I have recently discovered that the number of twists depends on the size of the cells."
Jan 27, 2015
Teri Dow commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Super analogy Stephen, very apt! A lace friend has introduced me to Thread Heaven recently and it will be interesting to see how the difficult threads, particularly silk, performs using this strange stuff. With regard to the ground mesh, how many…"
Jan 26, 2015
Stephen Bonapart commented on Carolyn Wetzel's photo
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"French empire, my favorite! I cannot imagine a piece this size to have been done in alencon lace."
Jan 25, 2015
Stephen Bonapart commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Teri I know exactly what you mean by working with various thread sizes. It’s almost as if we are  trying to win over the trust of a horse when working the threads. I am currently working on an original design of a butterfly; I hope it…"
Jan 25, 2015
Stephen Bonapart commented on Loretta Holzberger's photo
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"This is a wonderful design, the flowers look perfect and the reseau is amazing!"
Jan 25, 2015
Carolyn Wetzel commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Nice work, and very ambitious pattern for a first piece! You're getting good contrast between the light and dark areas, and your stitches will get more uniform with more practice. You really do need the fine threads to get the delicate effect…"
Jan 25, 2015
Christiane Machabée commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Stephen,Concernant les grosseurs de fil, Loretta a été pour moi aussi d'un grand secours et je la remercie encore grandement. J'ai été jusqu'à utiliser 120/2, mais j'hésite avant de…"
Jan 25, 2015
Elizabeth Ligeti. commented on Stephen Bonapart's photo
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"Well done, Stephen. You are lucky you have eyes good enough to see those fine threads. "
Jan 24, 2015

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Your skill level
intermediate
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
Alencon Lace. 1 year.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Alencon Lace

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At 3:37pm on November 2, 2014, Lorelei Halley said…

Stephen

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. We do have one for ALENCON, and we also have an album full of photos. 

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/group/alencon


http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/alencon-needle-lace 

Take some time to explore. The opening page of the group has lists of resources, both books and online.  If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help.

Lorelei

 
 
 

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