"Hi Zdreanta, I have the book by Alice Kasparian and like it very much for the history of her family and the Armenian people and this craftwork of Armenian lace. I have also used the book as a beginner to practice the basic stitches of needlelace,…"
"Does anyone know what's happened to the Guild of needle laces website? It's been inaccessible for the past couple of days with no explanation given. Could it be a temporary webhosting blip, is the website being revamped, or .....?"
thank a lot for your comment and sorry for late response. I know how to tat till I was on basic school, so more then 20 years - but there weren't so much tatting patterns in our country and I did other needle works too, so I didn't tat…"
"Thanks for the tip on using the ziplock bags :-) Mine usually get recycled as bead/sequin stores, but what a great idea this is! Hope that needle rolling will work for me, Lucy especially if I have to needle dangle less often - it always makes me…"
"Hi Loretta, my Lizbeth yarns arrived to day - beautiful colours!! But are there any tips on getting even sized loops, or is it just a matter of practice and more practice? Adele, I've worked my first attempts in finca no 5 along a strip of felt…"
"Hi Jarmila, do you still look into the forum here? I am hoping to learn Armenian needlelace, but I also teaching myself tatting which I see you like very much too. How long have you know how to tatt? Did you join the tatting group on the new…"
yes, we do have a supplier who stocks Lizbeth #20 and #40 - I noticed it while I was looking for a tatting shuttle there - so I can kill two birds with one stone ;-)
Adele, when I first saw a photo of Armenian lace a few years ago (with…"
"I'm back for advice about threads - Elena uses Butterfly crochet cotton (Petalouda) no 50 in her samples but I can't find a supplier here in the UK (in fact it doesn't come up much anywhere, one supplier in Australia...) alternatively…"
"Thanks for the advice and encouragement Elizabeth. Yes, I turn to the back of the book too, but I'm the other kind of student, the one who sees the complicated patterns and goes "eek, I can't do this!" (lol) So I do need that…"
thank a lot for your comment and sorry for late response. I know how to tat till I was on basic school, so more then 20 years - but there weren't so much tatting patterns in our country and I did other needle works too, so I didn't tat very often. I must admit that I don't do needle-lace now and I don't read this forum, because I can't find any time for it. Thanks for info about group with tatting, I will check it. I love tatting forum www.intatters.com/forum.php - try it if you don't know it.
Laylah Welcome. Please go to NOTES and read them all. They explain our policies, our territory, and how the software works. This network is only for true needlelace, which includes Armenian needle lace. However you might like to know that a new internets group just started last week, for discussion of all forms of handmade lace (which includes your shuttle tatting, knitted lace and crochetted lace. It is called ioli.
http://laceioli.ning.com Since it is also a ning-based group, you can use your same email address and password that you used for needlelacetalk.