Loretta - I greatly enjoyed your article on Alencon in the recent IOLI Bulletin. I would be very happy to have it here as well, as you did with the Halas lesson. Or perhaps after the 2nd part has appeared in the Bulletin. That style does seem to collect more interest than most antique styles of needle lace, except for gros point and point de gaze. So it would be great to have your instructions readily available for English speakers.
I enjoyed your article in the spring IOLI Bulleton. Your experiments with parchment are especially useful. I have heard recent questions about using it in another online network. I think you are the only person who actually tried it.
Thank you! The size of it is 3 in x 5 in. I have not stitched it, I'm in the process of couching on the base, I will post pictures as I go along~ they don't have many threads available in my area, so I will use DMC Cotton Perle for the outline and common cotton sewing thread for the motifs and background and see how it works out...
Loretta, I want to thank you for commenting and answering questions for our beginners. Your active participation and helpfulness are a real gift to our community. And your skill in several forms of needle lace is worth celebrating.
The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre is normally closed on Sundays, however, I will be delighted to open it for you on the Sunday assuming nothing else gets in the way. I have nothing in the diary at the moment so I should be ok. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org nearer to the time so we can arrange a time etc.
Just briefly visited your website. Very nice! I have been crocheting doilies for 3 years (yes, I know that is a drop in the pan compared to your 30 years of crafting experience, but I believe I'm quite good at them) and tried to market them to no avail. It is nice to see that you are able to market your handicraft! :)
Loretta: I keep thinking about that 1200 dpi image file you created, and I'm greedy. I think that exploring the details of historic laces is part of what our network is about. So the problem is NOT that I don't want detail files, it is more practicality -- at what point will viewers stop waiting for it to load, thinking there is nothing there (when the file is just too big to process easily). So, how about this: take your huge file, copy it and chop the copy into smaller pieces. If you can break it into pieces which are each under 1 mb I think we can handle it. Then each individual piece won't be too large for the system to process. And people who want to see the detail will be able to.
Welcome. Please go to our MAIN page and read the NOTES titled WHAT THE FEATURES ARE FOR (it explains how the software for the site works) and LACES INCLUDED (it explains the territory covered by our group).
If you have trouble using the software, contact me and I'll try to help.