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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

And a few other general needle art books.

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Myriel posted photos
Oct 16, 2020
Myriel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"Linda, 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…"
Oct 11, 2020
Myriel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"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…"
Oct 10, 2020
Myriel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"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…"
Sep 29, 2020
Myriel commented on Lorelei Halley's group Alencon-Argentan-Argentella
"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…"
Sep 29, 2020
Myriel replied to Xiaojie's discussion LACEMAKERS SIGHT AND LOOSING IT in the group point de gaze
"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…"
Dec 4, 2019

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At 11:06am on March 12, 2018, Lorelei Halley said…


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