Hi everyone. I have a question about stitch variations. If a book describes a stitch, as say for example, pea stitch variation 3, would that same stitch appear in every book under that name or is it…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Teri Dow Apr 19, 2016.
First of all, I apologise if you read this twice as I have put the same in blogs (I'm not surewhere things should go!).Hi everybody. I am very new to needle lace and really would like to learn to…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Vi Hunt Oct 4, 2011.
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I'm a newbie to needle lace so have only recently started.
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
All of them!
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I was at summer school doing Goldwork in July this year. In the next classroom my friend was learning needle lace. I went in to see what they were doing and I loved it. Other than doing small bits of needle lace for stumpwork I am new to this beautiful craft.
Hello Vi, Sorry I have been so long replying. yesturday was a very long day. I am going to compose a long email for the needletalk group regarding the Guild of Needle Laces. All is not lost at the moment.
Needlepaws is not a shop but will soon have aweb site. We started a few years ago as a retirement hobby. Bob retired early and wanted a new hobby which turned out to be wood turning. He was very good at it and friends started asking for tools like theones he made for me. Then the Guild of Needle Laces wanted tools as well and it all became a small business. Now we send equipment and patterns all over the world.
Regarding you box. You now have a choice of wood. I have the pillow box in Cherry or Black Walnut with a blue pillow top. Bob is in the process of finishing more so if you would rather have another colour pillow top we could put either green or red onto either wood for you. Let us know. At the moment we only have Yew Biginners sets and I am afraid the cost is £20.00 as materials have increased in price. Hope this will be OK.
The Goldwork Guilds web site is www.thegoldworkguild.co.uk . I enjoy the magazine which is in a A5 format. Thye have two meeting in Gloucestershire which I usually go to. In April I am supposed to be doing a spider, probalably part needle lace, part embroidery but using some mateliic thread.
Hello, yes, the Challenge pieces on the Guild web site are really nice. I like the Challenge because I like to see how each lacemaker interprets the pattern. Sometimes they are amazing. others see things I do not. We have the Guild AGM tomorrow so I will be off early to attend. The challenge this year is made up of shapes.
yes, the pillow boxes are nice. Bob, my husband makes them as he does all the turned tools that the Guild and Needlepaws sell. The difference between Needlepaws and the Guild of Needlelaces is that I sell tools and items for embroidery, gold work and bobbin lace as well. Do you belong to the Goldwork Guild?
Both the Guild of Needle laces and myself (Needlepaws) will be at Pudsey. As always there be will lots of goodies. Pudsey is one of my favorite shows. Come and say hello. My husband, Bob loves your logo. He is an Aleksandr fan! Where did you go on th egoldwork course?
Both blog posts and Discussion under the FORUM tab show up among our "recent activity" and that is all that is really important. Thus our members can go to our main page to see a list of the most recent 20 bits of activity. Forum Discussions are probably better for comments and questions that you want responses on. Personally, I think of blogs as personal musings or updates about what you are doing in general. We do also have a group on THREADS. Questions, such as you posted, would also be appropriate there. By posting the question twice people might miss comments that are attached to one or the other, so I took the liberty of deleting the blog. So all the responses will show up under your discussion. It is just a question of can we find it in the future.
Vi Welcome. Please go to NOTES and read them all. They cover our policies, our territory, and the software. We do have a BEGINNERS group, which you may wish to join. I have posted 2 tutorials in that group, and they can get you started. If you have questions or difficulties with the site, contact me and I'll try to help.