"Hello everyone :]
I apologize for being so late, I've been up to a lot in other areas of my life and briefly put needlelace on hold. I'm back now and have selected a simpler drawing for practice that I'm happy to show. I've…"
Have any of you thought of starting a needlelace YouTube channel showcasing the various stitches?
I would do it myself, but I'm a beginner and I obviously don't know half the stitches most of you here already know…"
"I want to keep it a surprise until it's done or almost done :]
I've watched Michael Dennis' tutorials several times and I understand the cordonnet and general steps, I was asking more about individual motifs within the lace that…"
"I've finally printed out the pattern I want to use :]
This has actually created some new issues, as I'm planning how to deal with some design elements, and I have a new batch of questions :P (again)
1.) Is it possible to buttonhole…"
"Those actually did help me visualize the process beforehand :]
Are there any stipulations for choosing line drawings as lace patterns? As in, do all the lines in the picture have to join? If the pattern has eyes, for instance, is that not a…"
"I really wish it came in pdf form :[ It's not so easy to ship things to my house and I buy most books in pdf.
Also, after I lay down the cordonnet, how do I know where exactly my needle goes in first? I've seen videos, but I…"
"I just realized I completely butchered your name! My apologies for that
That part of needlelace does excite me. When I get a bit more experienced, I want to draw up a bracelet pattern and work on it. I have a pack of clasps and closures…"
"Many thanks to Lorelai for such detailed answers to my questions! I appreciate how throrough everyone is here, you all leave very little room for getting confused or misdirected. I feel a bit more comfortable starting on the Guild of Needle…"
You mentioned the exclusivity of this site in terms of the types of lace we discuss. That was my primary reason for starting this network. Very little information was available about needlelace, few workshops, only a very small number of…"
I'm new to needlelace and still trying to get my bearings for all the different types.
I'm likely going to try making the usual mushroom beginner's pattern first, but I do have a few questions.
1.) Can I…"
"Hello there :] I've been browsing the site and forums anonymously for about a week and I read the notes and found the exclusivity to be refreshing. I'm always hearing about bobbin lace, but less about needlelace specifically.…"
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 groups for Armenian needlelace (Oya) and for Reticella. Take some time to explore.…"
You mentioned the exclusivity of this site in terms of the types of lace we discuss. That was my primary reason for starting this network. Very little information was available about needlelace, few workshops, only a very small number of practitioners. I wanted to give needle lace all the attention I could, so as to preserve knowledge about this art form into the future.
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 groups for Armenian needlelace (Oya) and for Reticella. Take some time to explore. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help.