For those who love hand made lace.
IOLI, the lacemakers organization, has a proficiency program for tape lace (braid lace). I haven't seen it and don't know its contents. If anyone has worked through this program or can tell us anything about it, please post a review or intormation below.
from Louise Colgan (August 2015)
Tape Lace Proficiency: Work 13 pieces of Tape Lace including examples of Milanese, Schneeberger, Russian, and Idrija laces. Answer questions related to the pieces and document your work. Include a written introduction to the laces, bibliography, and lacemaker’s statement.
The IOLI tape proficiency program is on a cd. Send an e-mail to Louise Colgan email@example.com and she will give you the cd.
It costs $25 to join. You read the notes, do the projects, report on how you did the projects and answer the questions they pose.Write a report about each kind of lace. Put it into a notebook with the pieces of lace you made and submit it at the convention. It covers Milanese lace, Schneeberger lace, Russian lace, and Idrija laces.
I am half way through my first piece. This is going to take some time.
Julia: thanks for your report on the proficiency program. I would love to see pictures of your progress with it.
I will update you on my progress.