"I used the DMC Special Dentelles 80. there are so many colours to choose from!
Yes, I used a Perle 8 and 12 for the frame, - I was following Margaret Stephens' book as she had step by step instructions - in English! I have an Italian book…"
"Yes, thank you. You explain it very well. Probably too many stitches, as I tend to work rather tight, and close together, as I cram more stitches in! I need to relax a bit, and allow the stitches more room!
I found it more difficult to…"
"If the work curls, it normally has to do with the tension you put on the thread while placing your stitches (too loose or too tight) or the number of stitches you make in your motif .
Another problem may occur when the linen is stretched too…"
"Thanks you for your praising comment Elizabeth.
In these flower ensembles I used thread from different brands: DMC 80 Dentelle - Lizbeth 80 - Venus 70 and Anchor Mercer Crochet 80.
The outline of the square and the whip stitched bars…"
"You do beautiful work. I love this.
I would like to know more about the threads you use. I have tried one piece of this type of lace, - from the new Aussie book by Margaret Stephens, but some bits seemed to curl up a bit."
Thank you,Yolande, for the information and sources for both the DMC and Anchor threads. I have only been doing reticella for 3 weeks. I discovered it quite by accident as I was looking for hardanger tutorials online, in order to learn that technique. I found some beautiful designs online and followed the "trail" to your website. There I read about Ms Buonapadre's books and your workshops with her. I ordered her book that contained the sampler by Irma that you had worked. From that book I taught myself the stitches that I used in the little pink linen coaster that I posted in photos. That is my first and only completed piece. I ordered two more books, and I am on my way. Lots to learn, but I am passionate about learning accurately and authentically. You are quite an inspiration for me. I started a hand towel this afternoon. Will keep you posted.
Regarding Pag lace, I think that until the UNESCO video was published just a few years ago (about Pag and other Croatian laces) nobody in the world knew anything about it, or that it existed. We have searched for books but there aren't any yet. There is one in Croatian but it is about history and culture rather than instructions on how to make it. If you go to the Pag opening page on our network you will find all the information we have been able to find. Our member Xiaojie started teaching us using sequential photographs, and Linda has carried on with it.
Hello Yolande, it's not fair that we have to choose is it, there are so many lovely projects out there and so many different techniques to learn and history to read about. Goodness I need to live to 200 years to fit everything in, there are so many things I want to do. Your lace work is really beautiful.
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. Post some photos of your best lace. I have looked at your website before today and have admired your work. Your punto antico is wonderful. If you have any questions, contact me and I will try to help.
Bienvenue. S'il vous plaît lire toutes les notes. Ils expliquent nos politiques, les lacets nous comprendre, et comment fonctionne le logiciel. Rejoignez les groupes que vous d'intérêt. Poster des photos de votre meilleur dentelle. J'ai regardé votre site avant aujourd'hui et j'ai admiré votre travail. Votre Punto Antico est merveilleux. Si vous avez des questions, contactez-moi et je vais essayer de vous aider