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Home spun thread?

I just started and would like to eventually use my own home spun thread. There is a thread size chart on pinterest but it doesn't seem to m…

Started by Eva Francis

10 Oct 9, 2017
Reply by Layne Brosius

Using a pizza base to make a lace fan...

I have been experimenting with a new (to me) technique for a big pattern. I wondered if anyone else would be interested? I am doing a fan.…

Started by Jo Edkins

10 Aug 11, 2017
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Reading patterns

Hello, I am new to bobbin lace making (as in have not yet started). My main question is how do you read the patterns? I found a few on Pint…

Started by Nathalie G Smith

2 Jul 21, 2017
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Hello all....

I am brand new to Bobbin Lace... Discovered it while watching a period drama series (Lark Rise to Candleford)... And was enthralled with th…

Started by Dee Dove

37 Jul 5, 2017
Reply by Dee Dove

I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes

Someone of IOLI told me about 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting (1920). I can't find who, but thank you! This bo…

Started by Jo Edkins

7 Jul 2, 2017
Reply by Jo Edkins

May I have some help please.

Hello, I am at present trying to set up a new work.  I have forgotten how to start it and how many bobbin I should put on. I wonder should…

Started by Agnes Goyvaerts

8 Jun 8, 2017
Reply by Agnes Goyvaerts

Reseau in Pat Earnshaw's Dictionary of Lace query

Sorry for long post! I'm trying to sort out different names for known lace stitches and grounds, and along the way, hoping to learn some ne…

Started by Jo Edkins

2 May 16, 2017
Reply by Administrator

Starting lace stitches with a twist

I gather that certain lace traditions do a half stitch as TC rather than CT. They describe this as "starting lace stitches with a twist". B…

Started by Jo Edkins

15 May 4, 2017
Reply by Elizabeth Ligeti

What is ''punto monja"?

I have been contacted by a Dutch lacemaker who asked me what "punto de ajedrez" and "punto monja" are. They are grounds, and from their nam…

Started by Jo Edkins

25 Apr 13, 2017
Reply by Veronika Irvine

Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow

This relates to a piece that I've just posted in the comments section (because it led on from a previous comment) but I'm making this a dis…

Started by Jo Edkins

23 Mar 28, 2017
Reply by Elizabeth Ligeti


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