"I'm looking at La Gaze Claire on page 87. I think the difference here from Le Reseau Fin on page 75 is that rather than a whipped return, there is a straight return to the left, and it is left exposed between the rows of twisted stitch. It is…"
"Here are photos of 3 working projects. I have worked with the pattern pinned to a cushion, but hate it, because my working thread keeps getting tangled around the pin heads. The solid plastic wheel with the edge whipped to give me…"
"I inherited a couple of solid plastic-like circle forms that I have used. They have a series of small holes around the outside edge, but I much prefer making my own. I draw or print a circle on light colored paper and add marks around…"
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 email@example.com nearer to the time so we can arrange a time etc.