Needle Lace Stitches

Needle lace stitches. Here we will put stitch diagrams and stitch photos (that we make ourselves) so we can all be talking about the same thing. Needlelace stitches.

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Stitch sources 

Brona has really good diagrams:

I have the most basic stitches: 

A booklet of stitches from the Guild of Needlelaces, by Kay and Michael Dennis,  Learn a new stitch Booklet size of A5, not hard cover, a well illustrated pamphlet, total of four A4 pages folded, stitch list 

Charlotte stitch
Corded double Brussels
Corded double point de Venise and corded single Brussels
Corded double & treble Brussels
Crossbar stitch
Holey stitch
Jessie stitch
Kay stitch
Net and bar
New Eliza
Pea stitch
Raised point de angle Terre
Scallop stitch
Up and down stitch (Ardenza stitch)
Williamson stitch

See also the recommended book list in our BEGINNERS group -

Discussion Forum


Maureen Bromley's recent piece ABSTRACT DESIGN sparked a discussion of how to make little rings. So, we are starting an experiment. Anyone can join. I searched out the methods shown in DMC…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Maureen Bromley Jul 5, 2014.

Fig. 893 fourth stitch Encycl. Needlework 14 Replies

Inadvertently worked this stitch yesterday. Can anyone tell me please if it has an actual name for future reference. Thanks.

Started by Teri Dow. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Jan 10, 2014.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 14, 2013 at 2:59pm


I understand that the favorites button would allow you to keep track of specific things you will want to find again.  We do have a favorites button on the photos, but not on other things.  I have just checked and I can't find any way to add a favorites button to anything except photos.  I really don't want the "like" button. The ning software is quite different from facebook's. Ning's software makes complex discussions of subject matter easy and fluent. Adding photos and links is easy and can be accomplished several different ways.  Facebook focuses on 1 or 2 sentence comments, and adding complex, long explanations is awkward.  I think ning is better for our purposes.  We aren't about collecting "likes" and "friends" (which is what facebook does) but about sharing knowledge and information, and disseminating knowledge about a very rare subject matter.

Comment by Lakshmi R on December 14, 2013 at 12:47am

I agree ma'am.. we need to have chat .. as only that could improve our understanding of the nuances of lace :) What I meant was.. I wanted take note of that :) i tend to forget things so easily and this site has so many tips and advises.. I wanted to collect it all and store in one place :D

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 13, 2013 at 7:25pm

Good thinking, Lorelei. The chat is more important.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 13, 2013 at 2:34pm

Actually, the software has a "like" button, but I disabled it.  I thought about it and decided I wanted to stimulate conversations, rather than scoring points for who gets the most "likes". The LEADERBOARD shows which discussions, content, and members have been most active.

Comment by Lakshmi R on December 13, 2013 at 2:22am

I wish there was a "like" or "favorite " button here :[

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 12, 2013 at 8:51pm

I have been making needlelace for 20 years now, and bobbin lace for nearly 40 years, so I have had time to make quite a lot!! :)

Just start at the beginning, and go slowly step by step, and you will soon learn the basics and progress.  We All started from scratch, and had to learn slowly. I wish the Internet and this group had been around when I started. It would have been a Great help!!!

Comment by Lakshmi R on December 11, 2013 at 11:30pm

Elizabeth ma'am thank you for instilling confidence in me.. 

Yeah I have quite a bit of Threads passed on to me by some relative who was shifting home :) I will certainly come weekend :) 

Thank you for understanding ma'am 

I hope so too ma'am If I could master 1/4th of what you all do.. I will feel blessed 

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 11, 2013 at 8:10pm

Well, not to worry, there is plenty on the web about needlelace now. You will find lots of stitches here, and through the links given on this site. you say you have plenty of Crochet cotton, so use that for your needlelace.

It is only in more recent years that I have been able to buy books etc. so I know how difficult it can be, when there is not enough money to stretch to everything.

Use the resources you have, and start with the Beginners group, and learn step by step with what you have available. You will soon be making nice lace!

Comment by Lakshmi R on December 11, 2013 at 5:24am

TBH , situation at home is not good.. In the hobby scenario.. so it's impossible for now to get hold of it.. but it's sure in my list of "to buy" list 

will check it out ma'am :) 

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 10, 2013 at 6:59pm

The Guild of Needlelaces in England have 2 small booklets that are Excellent for beginning Needlelace.  They are £5 each, + postage, I think, - check them out, and if you can possibly afford them - get them. They would be a lot cheaper than other books, but would really get you started, as they are just as good. They have a lot of stitches there, and they teach you in steady, progressive, steps. There are 7 patterns in the first book, and 8 in the second book. Get both books at the same time (saves on postage!), and you will have about 30 different stiches and techniques!

You do Not have to be a member to buy the books.  Check out their website.


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