"Some metallics fray or shred really easily. I really like working with BIJOUX METALLIC threads. The colours are more muted than the copper you have here, but they are very nicely behaved threads!
The Stef Francis leaves are…"
"Yes, beetles need glossy, metallic thread on their wings and back!! Embroidery shops are helpful for finding such treasures.
Two books which you might like, which I discovered a long time after making this dragonfly are
Jane Nicholas: Stumpwork…"
"The threads were whatever I happened to have in that fitted the colour scheme! So a mix of Piper's silks, Madeira holographic thread, Accentuate and Bijoux threads. This was made in 2012, and I had had some of those threads since…"
"I, too, would like to add my thanks to Lorelei's. That is a most informative response, Loretta.
Dorothy, if you are a member of OIDFA, Catherine Barley has written a review of the class which was offered in conjunction…"
"As I found it hard to find Dorothy's questions, I am posting them again to this group, as they are specifically about Alencon. I have no useful knowledge to contribute, but would also like ot hear the answers!
I am new to needlepoint lace,…"
If you haven't done so already, you might want to look at our PHOTOS, then to ALL ALBUMS. I set up a few albums each for one particular style of lace, with photos of antique pieces, and some by our members in that style. Among…"
For discussion of construction and style details of antique Alencon needle lace, and for those who want to learn it. Alençon We are now including Argentan. There are some differences but many similarities between the two. Eventually we will be able to clarify. Christiane says: "Anne Kraatz in her catalog of laces "Les dentelles" indicates that, nowadays, Argentan laces are those that consist of more significantly by the "brides bouclées" hexagonal network and a smaller number of "modes" or…See More
Gros point needle lace is a lace with raised, and decorated cordonettes. It is supposed to look like carved ivory. For those who want to learn it or to study the details of its construction in antique examples. Historical antique form was called Venetian gros point needle lace.See More
If you haven't done so already, you might want to look at our PHOTOS, then to ALL ALBUMS. I set up a few albums each for one particular style of lace, with photos of antique pieces, and some by our members in that style. Among these are albums for Alencon, Point de gaze and Gros Point.
Welcome. Please go to NOTES and read the first three. They cover our territory, guidelines and the software. The software is quite different from arachne, but I think you will enjoy the photo capability.