Links & Online Info on Needlelace


Links & Online Info on Needlelace

When you find a website or blog with good photos, info, or lessons online post a link here.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on October 13, 2015 at 9:26pm

Thanks for telling us about this piece. It is Magnificent. I had heard about it very vaguely, so to see the actual piece - Wow!!

Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 13, 2015 at 5:10pm

Thanks, Teri. Here is the direct link. She shows the working sequence. She starts with the background.

Comment by Teri Dow on October 13, 2015 at 4:12pm
Catherine Barley has a new piece of Needlelace on display on her webpage - Chopin "Nocturne".
Comment by Teri Dow on July 14, 2015 at 4:02pm
Facebook ioli site, has to be typed in full, has NL photos of an owl by Janice Blair and a 3-d flower by Loretta.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on June 14, 2015 at 1:41pm

Brona - Thanks for the link. Very interesting curtains. The workmanship and style seems somewhat similar to a few photos on my website. I wonder if they are from a similar source.

Comment by Teri Dow on June 14, 2015 at 6:30am
Hi Brona, thank you so much for telling us about this. Such a superb piece of work. Although a very classical design, they are also somehow fitting for today's world. Do you know if much renovation was required?
Comment by Teri Dow on May 17, 2015 at 4:26pm
Comment by Tania Tkachenko on January 31, 2015 at 6:06am

one more source on the lace - this is for lace. no closeups. site is updated pretty often, I could hardly describe its content in words. Really gorgeous.

for those who is interested in linen or clothing etc. - home page is

Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 2, 2015 at 10:50pm

That laceforstudy site is very good. It has photos of really old laces, before 1700, and lots of good photos of more recent 19th c laces. Too many laces found on other sites have really bad photos where you can't see the individual threads. Without that kind of detail it is impossible to see how the lace was made.

Comment by Karen Roy on January 1, 2015 at 10:58pm

I spent a good portion of the last few nights drooling over the pictures of the LaceForStudy site Tania linked to... what a great resource!  I was interested in the use-related tags... i.e. ecclesiastical or modesty vest.  Browsing that way allowed me to see what kind of motifs were considered appropriate for each use.  For instance, regardless of the time period or manufacture technique, the ecclesiastical lace nearly all has scrolling motifs of leaves, but few or no flowers, and the motifs, when the lace has them, are abstract (crosses, initials, the host).  Flounces, on the other had, are festooned with everything pretty and feminine... especially flowers! 


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