What kind of needle lace do you make, and how long have you been making it?
I started out with venetian gros point and learned for a few months before I had to take a lenghty pause from needlework
What kind or kinds of needle lace do you want to learn?
Point de Gaze, Point d'Alencon, Youghal, Venetian Rose/Gros Point, Burano, Reticella
Tell us about your other lace related interests.
I am also interested in other minor lace techniques like Bibila, Netting, Filet Lace, Sun Lace, Shuttle Tatting and Irish Crochet.
I also wanna learn how to do bobbin lace at some point.
Also, I collect laces and lace books.
Books I currently own are:
-Lace by Heather Toomer
- Needlelace by Catherine Barley
- Needle-made Laces by Pat Earnshaw
- Branscombe Pointlace by Lillie D. Trivett
- Netted Lace by Margaret Morgan
- Nadel-Spitzen by Gussi von Reden
(1921 and 1994 version)
- Punto Tagliato by Nenia Lovesey
- Venetion Gros Point Lace by Nenia Lovesey
and Catherine Barley
- Needle-made laces and Net Embroideries
by Doris Campbell Preston
- Ayrshire and other Whitework
by Margaret Swain
- A Dictonary of Lace by Pat Earnshaw
- The Gentle Needle Arts by Golden Hands
- Mediterranean Knotted Lace
by Elena Dickson
unfortunately I was just randomly browsing around ebay that time and I can't find the exact lace anymore for the life of me, but I found two other examples that kinda show what I mean.For this example, I would've thought in the…"
"I just had an (admittedly somewhat late) epiphany.For the longest time I was wondering why some machine made lace has such fuzzy/messy edges, because usually it makes the lace look worse/cheaper than if it had a smooth edge.I always figured it was…"
"Alright, I consulted "Needlelace" by Pat Earnshaw and coincidentially it says right in the beginning section about Alençon what the black horsehair was for, I guess that solved this mystery. For some reason this is one of those…"
"This is a nice coincidence, I actually bought some horsehair from ebay 2 weeks ago specifically for making Alençon lace.It's far away from the accurate kind of horsehair, but I'm happy that I managed to get my hands on some in the…"
"I can think of four reasons for those exceptionally tiny stitches off of the top of my head:1. In regions like Belgium, Ireland etc., lace making used to be taught to girls starting at a very young age, which means that their eyesight was still good…"
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