"Thank you, Carolyn, for the heads-up. I'm trying my best to avoid Amazon these days, because I know they take a big bite from the sellers. Instead, I'm trying to go to the source as much as possible. Margaret told me she…"
"You are wise to save the single Brussels stitch for later. When I teach beginning needle lace, I always recommend to start with corded Brussels, then add double Brussels, pea stitch, or point de Venise. Once students get the hang of tension and…"
"Wow, tough choice. I have all of them. Unless you read Italian well, stick with the English books.
The Stephens book is more limited in terms of range of techniques/motifs because it is only the geometric style, but it is an excellent foundation to…"
"Lovely work Kathleen! Thank you for sharing the photos. I look forward to seeing what you do with linen thread, I have a project with linen in my queue but it will be awhile before I get to it.
About the couching "dents", I find that some…"
"Hi Linda - For a small project I pin the core threads of the brode to the edge of the work itself rather than to my clothes, but the clothes method provides the best control of the tension and direction.
The number of "skipped" stitches -…"
"@Ann Meyer - I just sent you a "friend" request to tell you about a needle lace class I will be teaching in North Carolina in June, if it is not cancelled due to coronavirus. I can teach you the foundation of this kind of lace. But…"
"Are you interested in learning the Bosnian form of Eastern Mediterranean knotted lace? Ramza Saliefendic, a native of Bosnia who learned this beautiful lace as a child, will be teaching a class on it at the IOLI Lace Convention this summer in…"
"Interested in learning to make Kenmare lace from THE expert, Nora Finnegan, from Ireland? She will be teaching Irish Needlelace at the IOLI convention this summer in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Details can be found…"
What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
generic 20 years, reticella intermediate, armenian novice, alencon novice
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
more alencon, point de gauze. Amelia Ars
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I started tatting in elementary school and bobbin lace and needle lace in graduate school, "many" and 25 years ago, respectively. I teach all three (gratis) in local workshops. I am vice president of the New England Lace Group and a member of IOLI and the Finger Lakes Lace Guild.
Thank you, Carolyn, for the heads-up. I'm trying my best to avoid Amazon these days, because I know they take a big bite from the sellers. Instead, I'm trying to go to the source as much as possible. Margaret told me she just got out of the hospital and won't be allowed to drive to the post office for a while. I would rather wait and get it directly from her when she has sufficiently recovered. In the mean time, I went ahead and ordered the Basic Course to keep me going until then.
Hello Carolyn, I was thrilled to find your step-by-step photos of laying the grid for pag lace. I am a complete beginner to lace making and had no idea of where to start, this has been very helpful. Your work is stunning, just had a quick peak at your photos, you've certainly done a lot. I will continue to follow the group, I intend to start my sample of pag lace in the new year when I've completed all my Christmas projects. Thank you again for your help.
Sorry, but I am in USA for a month only - 2 day workshop in Denver, then on to Washington/Bethesda for the IOLI convention, and then across to Seattle to visit the family, and give a 2 day workshop there, - then home! (and a good rest!!! :) )
A pity we can';t meet, but I can understand when life, family and other things get in the way. You are not alone in that!!!
A microscope image for the THREADS group logo sounds just exactly right. Whenever you have the time. When you post the image, please post it to our PHOTOS. That way members will be able to see the whole original image in all its detail. When I plug it into the icon slot for the group, the software will create a small version just for that, but the original will stay in its original condition.
The threads and fibers thing is of interest to most of our members, I think. And it is possible that arachne members and other fiber enthusiasts may find the discussions and photos useful. And our capacity to show pictures makes any verbal discussion doubly valuable.
I will create a group called THREADS, so any discussion can go there. After you have posted photos, I will create a PHOTO ALBUM called THREADS and collect your photos there. Will this work?
So ever since I watched your presentation on Saturday, I've been so excited to start needlelacing. I found some info on the web and have begun. Then it hit me that you did a presentation on the bee for our group last fall. I guess I wasn't ready then. I'm so glad that I went saturday.