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Tonder lace made by Doris Southard

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LACE, INC.

http://www.internationalorganizationoflace.org/     The International Organization of Lace, Inc., (formerly The International Old Lacers, Inc.), an organization of predominantly north American members, is sponsoring this network for anyone who loves to talk about handmade lace.  Their official website has information on how to join their organization, about their officers, lending library, and annual conventions. Membership in the International Organization of  Lace, Inc. is not required for participation or membership in laceioli (this site). 

Other IOLI pages on our site:

IOLI group on our network.

Information on the next IOLI convention--  http://laceioli.ning.com/group/international-organization-of-lace-inc/forum/topics/2015-ioli-convention

What are conventions like?  Look here for current discussions.  Look here too.

Devon's photo essay on Sansepolcro Saturday Night

Point ground proficiency program

Tape lace proficiency program

Other sites for IOLI.org

https://www.facebook.com/iolilace

http://www.pinterest.com/iolilace/

KINDS OF LACE, DIFFERENT TYPES OF LACE

Bobbin lace,bobbinlace

Needle lace, needlepoint lace, needlelace, punto in aria

Tatted lace, tatting

Irish crochet, crochet lace

Knitted lace, lace knitting

Embroidery on net, embroidery on hexagonal net, Limerick lace, needlerun lace, tambour lace, tulle embroidery, Lierse lace,Coggeshall lace

Mixed tape lace, Battenberg lace, Branscombe point, Princess lace, Romanian needlepoint lace

Carrickmacross lace

Hardanger Embroidery

Filet lace, lacis, embroidery on knotted square net, filet guipure, filet lacis

Sol lace, Teneriffe lace, Tenerife lace, Nanduti, Nandhuti

Lace history, lace identification, bobbin lace history, history of bobbin lace, kinds of lace

Free patterns, bobbin lace patterns, lace patterns, tatting patterns, free tatting patterns

These are all included in this site.  Click on GROUPS

Some Kinds of Bobbin Lace

Torchon bobbin lace

Point ground bobbin lace, Bucks point lace, Tønder lace, Bayeux lace, Chantilly lace, Blonde bobbin lace, Beveren lace

Bedfordshire bobbin lace, Beds bobbin lace, Thomas Lester lace

Cluny bobbin lace, LePuy guipure, continental guipure, LePuy bobbin lace

Maltese bobbin lace

Continental straight lace, Binche lace, Valenciennes lace, Flanders bobbin lace, Paris bobbin lace, Mechlin lace

Freehand lace, Scania lace

Bobbin tape lace, braid lace, Russian tape lace, Schneeberger, Idrija, Hinojosa, Milanese

Brussels bobbin lace, Duchesse lace, Rosaline bobbin lace, Withof bobbin lace

Bruges bloomwork bobbin lace, Chrysanthemum lace

Mirecourt bobbin lace

Honiton bobbin lace

Bobbin lace patterns, free bobbin lace patterns

Bobbin lace lessons, bobbin lace tutorial, learn how to make bobbin lace    Look here.

These are all included in this site.  Click on GROUPS.

Blog Posts

Satin stitch outline tile variations

Eyelets and 4-sided stitch in middle of tiles. All in #20 Cebelia.

Posted by Claudia Crowley on April 13, 2021 at 11:30am

A practice stitch

Squares made with rows of satin stitch and then the resulting squares crossed with a heavy thread. I did the satin stitch in #10 Cebelia because I could not find the #20. So it's all the same. The pattern came from an old picture. I did not invent it.

working on a sampler imitating Lorelei's "white sampler," though these of mine won't be as…

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Posted by Claudia Crowley on April 12, 2021 at 12:30pm

Plum blossom done

Here 'tis. What do you think? Also, next project: Maybe the same pattern with different filling stitches. Two new pieces of linen are drying now to shrink.

Posted by Claudia Crowley on March 31, 2021 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Nearly done: progress report with pic

Here I've done a somewhat awkward double backstitch center - done without reading glasses and you can tell it in the closeup - and a line of chain sittch ouside the pointy leaves (one on left not done yet).

The new 5-pack of reading glasses is supposed to arrive today, so if any of them break there'll be a backup. I put them on over my regular glasses. A clip-on set of lenses would be nicer, but those things, for unknown reasons, cost in the range of $40 to $50 on Amazon!

To…

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Posted by Claudia Crowley on March 26, 2021 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

 

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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Lorelei Halley Administrator's discussion Bobbin Lace Lesson-Cloth Strip in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Top half is ctc. Bottom half is tctc  or ctct"
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Iris Antongiorgi replied to Lorelei Halley Administrator's discussion Bobbin Lace Lesson-Cloth Strip in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
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Idrija tape lace

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Idrija tape lace

Idrija tape lace from "Idrija narrow tape lace and double stitch" booklet
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Nancy A. Neff replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"May I recommend that you get Elizabeth Kurella's book "A Guide to Lace and Linens"…"
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Arzhela LE MAITRE replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"Yes, of course this helps! Thank you soo much to both for such explainations. I would love to be…"
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Nancy A. Neff replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"Hi Arzhela, The design is reminiscent of Art Nouveau, including the general symmetry, which puts it…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"Arzhela I think that the shapes of the motifs do not match earlier needle laces, such as gros…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Trinity's discussion Graph paper for Hardanger patterns in the group Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work
"Here is an example of how I use graph paper. I've worked out a set of symbols that I use."
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Jenny replied to Trinity's discussion Graph paper for Hardanger patterns in the group Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work
"I do my graphs digitally on Corel. As Hardanger is done in blocks over 4 threads, I usually use a…"
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Graph paper for Hardanger patterns

Are ALL Hardanger patterns made on graph paper with a darker line every 10 squares?  Or would every…See More
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Claudia Crowley left a comment for Lorelei Halley Administrator
"I was very pleased to find your collection of pictures of many different types of lace. I could…"
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Arzhela LE MAITRE replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"Hello, Could you tell us what is your reference to say it's turn of the 20th? design? type of…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Claudia Crowley
"Claudia - Thanks for taking the time to look at my work and comment on it. I appreciate your…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"I agree with Nancy. Definitely needle lace. The shapes of the motifs suggests Revival Era -- c 1890…"
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torchon bobbin lace R41DC

"With bobbin lace the student starts with just a few elements. You build on that basis one technique…"
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pulled thread work pt7b

"I think it is actually faggot stitch or reverse…"
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Finding a pattern 5 Replies

I would like to find and purchase this pattern. Does anyone know anything…Continue

Started by Karisse A. Moore. Last reply by Karisse A. Moore on Wednesday.

Just found this--lacemaking at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony in 2016

I think y'all will find this fascinating:…Continue

Started by Trinity on Tuesday.

Identifying a piece of lace - anybody? 4 Replies

I don't remember where I got this, but it is beautiful. It is cuff-sized. Needlelace of some sort. Can anybody give me any information about this kind of work?…Continue

Started by Claudia Crowley. Last reply by Claudia Crowley Apr 5.

Dyeing Linen? 2 Replies

I'm having a terrible time finding linen in a high enough thread count in the color (close to DMC 738) that I'm trying to get for Lefkaritiko.  Would it be feasible/possible to dye white linen myself…Continue

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