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Pag Lace - October 11 2013 Yes, I'm still here

Hello all my Pag lace friends,

I bet you were wondering where I was.  Well I got bad news at work and my job is being outsourced and when I wasn't thinking about that, I have been knitting/crocheting a baby blanket for a friend.  But thankfully, I'm in a better lacing place now.  I will be working on the sample this weekend and hopefully my husband can upload them first of the week.

I hope you are all well.

Linda

Added by Linda Dumas on October 11, 2013 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

Pag Lace - September 28 2013

Hello all my Pag lace friends.  As you can see, I added more pictures to the sample that I'm making left handed.  I will be posting more in a few days.

Also, as you probably saw my post of Margaret Stephens' design.  What fun.  I look forward to more "non traditional" designs as well as continuing with the "traditional" designs.  The more Pag type lace I do, the more that I want to do.

Linda  

Added by Linda Dumas on September 28, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Pag Lace - September 17 2013

Hello all my Pag lace friends.  It would be very helpful to me if those of you that are using my pictures for instruction that 1.  you would let me know that you are, and 2.  if you are, are they helpful.  Is it a problem that they are left handed?

thanks, Linda

Added by Linda Dumas on September 17, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

Lace Convention in Adelaide 18-20 July 2014

http://www.laceguild.demon.co.uk/events/oidfa.html

I heard that there is a lace convention in Adelaide next year. So far, I cannot find any program yet.

I would like to hear more about it. Any comments?

Added by Antonia Lai on September 13, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Pag Lace - September 10 2013

Hello my Pag Lace friends,  I am quite excited today.  I have completed my test Pag Lace project one.  Please don't look at the stitches too closely.  It was the concept I was going for.  I already have learned a lot from it.  I have also started a new Photo album where I will do project one in yarn (this time cotton and lighter) and photogragh the progress so that you can see how it is made.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Added by Linda Dumas on September 10, 2013 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

Pag Lace - September 3, 2013

Hello all my Pag lace friends...

I just wanted to stop in and tell you what I'm up to.  Yes, I'm still actively working on teaching materials.  What I am up to now is I am currently making a very very large version of the project I posted and I'm using yarn.  I learned this from Sylvia my teacher for Romanian Point Lace.  I will be posting a picture in a couple of days.  Then I will be able to make it again taking pictures along the way so everyone can see.   These will follow along…

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Added by Linda Dumas on September 3, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Pag Lace - status

Hello all my Pag lace friends.  I have been busy working on a list of stitches that will be used in the first project.  I will be adding them to the diagrams that I have created.  Please be patient and know that I'm busy getting more info out there.  Any questions, just ask.

Added by Linda Dumas on August 28, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments

Pag Lace - the journey begins

Hello all my Pag Lace friends.  I am trying to get out to you something that you can follow to make this wonderful lace.  I have started today with the following:

1.  I have copied from Lacecorner.com the different stitches.  What my intention for that photo album is to add directions on to each stitch. 

2.  I have had questions on my lace pillow.  I added an album to show the steps that I followed to make my lace pillow.  It doesn't really matter what kind of pillow you use,…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 25, 2013 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

SLC - final installment

So it is a week later.  I'm home and have caught up on my sleep.  It is now time for me to really know that it is all over.  So I thought I would put down my final thoughts:

I would say that the highlight of my week is being with wonderful people who really get me...because they are just like me.  Who in your everyday life would be excited about a new way to make a lace stitch?  You won't see it on the news, you won't read it in the papers, but to you and me, it is a big…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 16, 2013 at 8:34am — 8 Comments

SLC - installment 7

The friday night banquet.... we had a ticket for a surprize gift.  what was it going to be?  It was a wooden bobbin stand.  I'm so sorry, I don't know who gave it to us.  Maybe someone can update me so I can say who.  I didn't keep mine.  I have one and my friend's sister didn't have one, so I gave mine to her.  It was a wonderful gift though.

Everyone was dressed in their fine attire.  Lace and all.  Another gift was the centerpiece.  It was 3 wire mesh bells with things underneath. …

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

SLC - installment 6

We are up to wednesday night.    At 6:00 there was a lecture from Ulrike Voelcker which was very entertaining and informative.  It was all about a Lace that she discovered that was previously not known by the lace world.  The funny part was that she took her dog and she took lots of pictures of the dog.  She is a good speaker.

then the Shuttle Brothers were entertaining us with the Tat Off.  I've never seen anyone tat with rope before.  They were very funny.   And they had a tatting…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 16, 2013 at 5:59am — 1 Comment

SLC - installment 5

Monday night was the Teacher's showcase.  The big ballroom was used so there was plenty of room for everyone.  Of course, this was wonderful.  The only downside is that you see even more lace that you want to learn.  (not a bad thing).

Tuesday lunch was wonderful.  Once again, the lunch itself was good and it was nice to gather with friends.  There were more gifts given out.

Tuesday night was the annual meeting.  This went well.  The big thing was the reveal of the new logo…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 15, 2013 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

SLC - installment 4 - Sunday

Sunday morning started registration.  That was very organized.  I got my bag and there were lots of goodies in there.  A container of salt(because of salt lake city), pens, pencils, a little square that was embroideried all around that when used helped to grab a needle, candy (salt water taffy), needle threader, and well I don't know what you call it, it is a cloth that you soak in water and put around your neck when it is hot, and lots of other things that I can't remember. 

Of…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 14, 2013 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

SLC - installment 3 - my afternoon class

Here I am again.  My afternoon class MTTF was

P218 Venetian Needlelace (Bart Elwell)

This lace is often made up of stylized images, which have outlines that are

emphasized by high relief padding. It is created completely with needle and

thread upon a temporary foundation. There are many aspects of this lace that

make it a desirable technique. Most of the stitches are simple variations of the

buttonhole stitch. It can easily be carried along and…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 14, 2013 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

SLC - installment 2 - my morning class

Let's talk about my first class.  It was MTTF AM. 

A120 Romanian Point (Sylvia Murariu)

Peaceful Dove design. A dove draws a smile whenever we see one, for it is a

symbol of hope, peace and love. The Romanian Point Lace dove was created to

stimulate these positive feelings. It makes a wonderful ornament, to hang in the

window or on a tree. It can also be used as an elegant embellishment for a fancy

dress or jacket. Design size 8 and 3/4 by 5 and 1/2…

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Added by Linda Dumas on August 14, 2013 at 7:22am — 1 Comment

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…

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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:http://www.lecurieux.com/accueila.htm

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! …

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

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