Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace


Contemporary and Modern Needle Lace

For those who want to design and make modern needlelace that does not re-create antique styles.

Members: 71
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2020



Needle Lace, Techniques & Inspiration by Jill Nordfors Clark, Hand Books Press  ISBN 0-9658248-5-3

Dentelles de l'Europe Centrale, Edition Albert Levy, Libarairie Central des Beaux-Arts, 1926


The first book has the most detailed instruction with wonderful photos and great inspiration for those interested in modern lace design.

The second book has the most wonderful and modern designs from the Werner Werkstatte school in Germany

The second book is available for download on:

Photos of modern needle lace:    

Discussion Forum

Working with linen thread 10 Replies

I'm a devotee of the remarkable needle lace work of the Czech artist Luba Krejci (example attached). The few descriptions of her work I've been able to find indicate that she worked with linen cord.…Continue

Tags: wall hanging, Luba Krejci, linen

Started by Tikkun Knitter. Last reply by Merle Herman Sykora Jul 6, 2013.

Designs for Modern Needle Lace 3 Replies

Hello,I am new to the group and would like to contribute the following two book recommendations:Needle Lace, Techniques & Inspiration by Jill Nordfors Clark, Hand Books Press  ISBN…Continue

Started by Christopher Barrios de Leon. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Dec 20, 2012.

N-lace made of wire 12 Replies

Hello! I've been reading off and on but finally joined yesterday after asking Arachne if anyone had ever done needle lace in wire.I have an idea that has been floating around for a little while. I…Continue

Started by Lauren Snyder. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Nov 22, 2012.

Fil de soie d'arignée 4 Replies

Bonjour à tous, Voilà un fil assez particulier dont je voudrais vous parler: il s'agit d'un fil de soie secrétée par une araignée de Madagascar.De fabrication purement artisanale, il coûte cher (18…Continue

Started by Angelina. Last reply by Judith Connors Dec 15, 2011.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 20, 2018 at 4:58pm
Comment by Laura Sandison on October 18, 2015 at 11:57am

Also love these so much!  I've been collecting natural elements to put into lace for years. This really inspires me to get on to doing it! 

Comment by Teri Dow on October 18, 2015 at 4:21am
A great find Loreli. These are terrific, so clever and unique. Absolutely love this creative thinking.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 17, 2015 at 8:39pm
Comment by Teri Dow on July 21, 2015 at 5:14am
Hi Brona, I've just looked at your latest project on your website and it looks tantalising .... Once again, I wish I could sit inside your head and observe. Kind regards.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on February 18, 2014 at 8:16pm

I like her expression - "Sewn Lace".

She is doing very well, isn't she?

I found that if I hover the cursor over each picture it comes up blurry, but then wait a moment, and it becomes a very clear close-up.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on February 18, 2014 at 4:01pm

Here is someone who is learning needle lace, and making her own designs. A beginner, but dedicated.

Comment by Jennifer Audsley on November 21, 2013 at 3:55pm

Hi, I've just uploaded 2 new photos of a wire needlelace piece I've just finished - "A hoodie for Trayvon". I've used 0.71mm tinned copperwire, it measures about 265mm at its widest across the shoulders and 230mm from the base to the top of the hoodie and weighs about 530gms. Single corded Brussels with whip stitch along the base and opening of the hoodie.


Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 6, 2013 at 3:00pm
Comment by Karla Barraza on November 22, 2012 at 7:37pm

=O that's incredible 


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