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SLC - installment 1 - the hotel

It was the best time I've ever had.  Between the classes, the beautiful mountains, and the wonderful women I met, it was the best time ever!

It was held at the Sheraton Hotel.  What I liked most about the hotel was the lobby space.  There was so many places to sit and talk with folks.  And some wonderful chairs that rocked.  I found myself there after classes, tired and it was nice to sit in them and rock.

As an east coast girl only drinking Dunkin Donuts coffee, drinking…


Added by Linda Dumas on August 14, 2013 at 5:31am — 4 Comments

both sides?

When it says that both sides have to "look the same", for the skeleton, how do I get the 4 threads on the back?

I am following as best I can, the slideshow, but I am confused also about how many threads there are, is there the one thread on the needle (doubled) and the four other pieces (all one piece) separate from the needle thread?

Thanks in advance.

Added by charline watz on March 19, 2013 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

museum in germany closeing

a lovely museum will close on march 1

Added by kaye greenhallgh on February 1, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Back in hospital.

I was rushed to hospital by ambulance a week ago with a nasty virus which attacked my heart leaving it damaged. Have had a very rough week with it, however I have been assured by the cardiologists that it will heal completely in 2 months.

I'm home again now & taking things very quietly as I am very short of breath. Diuretics will rid me of the fluid which will relieve that. Each day is a bonus!

Added by Lynette Hale on December 13, 2012 at 11:43pm — 4 Comments

A wonderful site with needle lace fans.

I guess this is the place to put this.  I have just been notified of this site and found images of wonderful needle lace fans:

I have not checked out the whole site, but the lace fans can be found in the list under Catalogue.  

The sticks of this fan are absolutely amazing! …


Added by Paula Harten on October 31, 2012 at 10:55pm — 4 Comments

Hallo to everybody

Hallo out there ! I am happy to be able to join here! Thank you for the oportunity and friendship! Happy lacemaking to you all!

Added by Gunhild Fette on May 3, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

In Memoriam - Gina Brummet

Gina Brummet had recovered well from her cancer fight and was about to return to work part time when she suddenly succumbed to pneumonia in mid-Feb. 2012. Sympathy cards may be sent to:

To the Family of Gina Brummet

7417 S 775 E

Lafayette IN 47905-9335

her daughter

The following is an edited excerpt from the two memorial services held online Feb. 17, 2012.

"May we have a moment of silence, please. Today, as we pause,  we are…


Added by Georgia Seitz on May 1, 2012 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

March 2012 update on the LaceNews Channel on YouTube is now ready.

The March 2012 update on the LaceNews Channel on YouTube is finally ready, see details at 105 new videos were added, for a current total of 2,250. No new
playlists were added.

Added by Laurie Waters on April 11, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Thanks for the welcome

Thank you for the welcome Lorelei.  Sorry I took so long to respond.  New to chat, blogs, facebook, etc.  It all seems harder than making lace, which of course is easy!  Alice

Added by Alice Manki on February 3, 2012 at 6:40am — 3 Comments

LaceNews YouTube Channel January Update is done

The January 2012 update for the LaceNews Channel onYouTube ( is now complete. There are now 2,056 videos in the collection, organized into 86 playlists.

Added by Laurie Waters on February 2, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

My turban project

These are the two ends of the turban I made as part of SCA garb. In part this was a test piece using a variety of reticello motifs from a 16th century Italian manual. The quality of the work is uneven as this was a learning experience. In my documentation I had two early 15th century Italian paintings showing women (both midwives) wearing turbans with internal striping and…


Added by Martha Sherwood on January 18, 2012 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

Fourteenth century examples of reticello and ornamental hemstitching

In the process of doing the documentation for a piece of reticello lace for the Society for Creative Anachronism I came across two Sienese school paintings from the first half of the fourteenth century that appear to depict drawn thread laces. The second is the pillow on which the allegorical figure of Peace is reclining in Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Allegory of Good Government in the Palazzo Publico, Siena (1337), which combines square drawn thread motifs with whitework embroidery and looks very…


Added by Martha Sherwood on January 17, 2012 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

Old Laces.

As you can see not all of the laces are needle lace but they are interesting to view anyway. It is only a smattering of what my collection contains, but I think these are the most relevant to this site.

Added by Lynette Hale on October 23, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Photos of old lace in my collectiion.

Today I will be scanning some of the very old pieces of lace in my collection to be displayed here for folk to view.

Watch this space!

Added by Lynette Hale on October 23, 2011 at 4:09pm — 2 Comments

Trip away.

Hi everyone, I have not been active of late as I have been away for the 2nd time in 46 years overseas on a wonderful trip with my elder son & D-in-law to Queensland for 2 weeks! All just fabulous & stayed in an apartment in Caloundra lent to us by a friend who let it for nothing! It was like a film star's apartment! Now it's back to old boots & porridge at home again plus some more quakes!

Added by Lynette Hale on September 10, 2011 at 9:32pm — 5 Comments

Video on 'elchbika alger' on YouTube

Just found this wonderful video on what appears to be Chebka lace,, but from Algeria. They call it Elchbika Alger, and beautifully represents the whole line of Tunisian, Moroccan, etc., variations of this knotted needlelace. It illustrates the use of a pillow as well as paper patterns held in the hand. Hope you speak Arabic.

Added by Laurie Waters on August 3, 2011 at 6:46am — 1 Comment

Hello and thanks!

Hello everybody in this community. I'm a new member and I hoppe to find and share needles crafts experiencies with all of you. Thanks for accepting me here. I'm living in the south of Sweden and the next week it's a big contents with supplies an other things concern needles. I hope to take pictures to show you about this exhibition. here it's the web page if…


Added by Isabel Alvarez on March 19, 2011 at 6:28am — No Comments

Back making lace again!

As you will see I have uploaded a photo in progress of Aemilia Ars lace which I have recently started again. I am enjoying it immensely & can't wait to get onto another piece!

Added by Lynette Hale on February 6, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Baby Steps

I feel as though I'm finally making progress. I printed graph paper on my heavy blue paper and couched some rectangles so I could practice my stitches.


Here is what I've accomplished so far. This is not my first attempt at diamonds. I tried them with single Brussels, corded single Brussels, and various thread sizes. I kept getting confused with single…


Added by Lenore English on February 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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