I think it would be better to get a good working knowledge of plain, one-coloured Puncetto before tackling the coloured book, but the diagrams are much the same so there should not be any problem with working them out.
I must admit, I have not studied the coloured book too much, yet, - too busy with other things, but I think I will do a bit more one-coloured work before I move on to multi-coloured.
The photos you recently added of your puncetto experiments, you specified that they would only be visible to your friends. That means that only persons you have "friended" on needlelacetalk can see them. All the others can't. But you can change that. Go to your photo, look for a button "OPTIONS", click on it. Click on EDIT DETAILS. Click on the box EVERYONE. Click on SAVE.
Wow! Well done! You are coming along in leaps and bounds!
I hope to start on the coloured Puncetto in a couple of months - in the mean time, I just have to see what others are doing, and drool over the book. I Must get the Urgent work done before I start, else it will Never gt done by the due date!!
To change your email address: Look in the upper right hand corner of the screen for a box with your name on it. Click on SETTINGS. Look at the center column of the screen. First is PHOTO. Next is PROFILE. The first profile item is email. At the end of your current email is the word CHANGE. Click on that and it will take you to a screen that lets you change your email address. You can also use a password.
Hi Ona. Thank you for the invite to be your friend. I am not often on internet for the time beeing. My new computer broke down and I am waiting to have a replacement. Now I can read and write on a very old one, but no picture and a very slow machine, so I just do urgent things.
Hi Onna. Thank you for the invite to be your friend. I especially like the tatting with beads--that's gorgeous! I suppose if you do needle tatting rather than using a shuttle that it could be considered needle lace. However do you plan to do any of the classic needle laces?
Thank you for inviting me to be a friend Onna.
I'm still a learner at needlelace really but love doing it's Just ordinary or contemporary stuff. When I'm more knowledgeable of the site I'll put up some photos of my work.
I'm a great fan ( pun!) of Cathie Barley's work.
I looked at your grandmother's lace, and it looks like filet lacis to me. That kind is certainly lace, and was made on a knotted square net with the pattern added by needle. It is certainly handmade, and is lace. But for NEEDLELACETALK, it is not part of our territory. I suggest you upload the photo to your website or blog and then post a link to it in our LINKS AND TUTORIALS group. Some of our members will be interested to see it, but I want to keep our photos and conversation on the topic of true needlelace (punto in aria).
Onna- Just tonight I saw the question on your page about tape used in needlelace. There is a whole group of laces with names such as: tape lace, Battenberg, Branscombe point, princess lace. These are all mixed laces which use a narrow machine made tape that is garthered and folded into the shapes of the major design elements, then needlelace stitches are made into the gaps between the tape parts. But this form of lace is not part of our territory and we do NOT include it in needlelacetalk. My website has a little about that form. http://lynxlace.com/battenberglace.html
Onna: Here is how to put a photo into a comment box.
Just across the top of the box is a gray strip. Click on the camera icon (a black rectangle with a hole in it.) A box will pop up. UPLOAD AN IMAGE. Click on BROWSE to select a file stored on your computer. Click ADD. It will take some seconds. If you want to get an image that already exists somewhere else on the internet, the method is slightly different. Let me know if you want help with that.
Onna: you can correct the typo in your website address. Look for the box in the upper right hand corner with your name on it. Click on SETTINGS. Go down to the box with your website, correct it, click on SAVE.
You can also go to EMAIL and tell it what kind of things you want the program to email you about, or no emails at all. That whole area allows you to do a lot of customazation.
Welcolme. For some reason your website page isn't there. I wonder why. Please go to our MAIN page and read the NOTE titled LACES INCLUDED. It explains our territory -- which is only needle lace, not textile crafts in general. It also explains a little about how the software works. If you have trouble moving around in the website, contact me and I'll try to help.