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.
"Hi Julianna, much will depend upon motif size and thread thickness etc. If I were to do this, I'd trace the motif onto tracing paper and play around with the positioning of the 4 holes first. WHen used in isolation this pattern gives a delicate…"
"I totally agree. I can see how it would make sense to a modern motif or design first before delving into the old laces. i did a couple of the traditional flowers and think I'm going to try a design of my own. i was practicing the order of which…"
No offence taken. I was apologizing for sticking my comments in, when they weren't carefully researched.
All the fuss and difficulty of conflicting names for things will not discourage you, I hope. Once a student learns how the…"
"I actually have that book copied. let me look at it again. I find everyone's input valuable! I tell you that needlelace is a subject that has me quite confused and it makes me nearly mad as there aren't too many textile arts subjects that…"
"Hi Julianna, my last entry should have had your name attached to it. You indicated you wished to see a photo of the Point d'Angleterre to compare with the design you are working on and this is the only one I could think of showing you as it is…"
"You know, I saw that and actually tried that but it isn't the same thing that is in Lovesey's picture...at least not just a twisted buttonhole. I made the twisted buttonhole and then put the needle through the tip of that stitch and then…"
"Hi Lorelei, it's the name Point d'Angleterre which causes the confusion as we automatically translate it to English stitch etc. I too immediately thought of it but on further research it is not the same. I've looked up the design…"
"Pleasure. Thats the beauty of this site - everyone has something to contribute and we can all learn from one another. Do consider putting some of your work in progress items on the site. 'Eye candy' is always stimulating/welcome and it…"
"HA! Okay, I got it. I put little wheels in the first row already and will continue with the buttonholing on top I think. Well, right now I am playing with different techniques and taking little projects from different types of lace to play with. Too…"
"Hi Julianna, good, I've got the relevant book/page to hand now. Good 3-d flower. The Point d'Angleterre are not worked with a couronnes. They are worked by creating the grid like skeleton and weaving thread around and buttonholing over.…"
"Hi Terri, I did finally find the thread you were referring to. for some reason I couldn't find it before. Do you you mean the rings worked directly to the rows and lines as opposed to on a stick? Or am I missing something? The book is…"
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.