Computer Aided Design


Computer Aided Design

For those who like to use software to design bobbin lace, tatting or other laces.  All the various programs are included.  Talk about your favorite programs and how best to use them.

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overview of available/used software 32 Replies

Some time ago I made some collaborative pages. Anyone who feels to can contribute to these overviews.…Continue

Tags: software

Started by Jo. Last reply by Jo Sep 27, 2015.

Usig a computer to draw tatting designs. 8 Replies

Help!! I have tried using inkscape to draw tatting patens but have failed. Is their a better free or not expensive piece of software. Please any help will be great, I have no spent 3 hours Google…Continue

Started by Annette Wilson. Last reply by Loretta Holzberger Aug 14, 2015.

Using Inkscape to design lace 7 Replies

Inkscape is a free, open source drawing tool (similar to Adobe Illustrator).  The purpose of this discussion thread is to capture tips and tricks for using the tool and to help each other learn how…Continue

Started by Veronika Irvine. Last reply by Jo Jun 8, 2015.

polar grid variations 6 Replies

I just uploaded a new release of bobbin lace extensions for InkScape. InkScape itself had a new release recently too. Both are available for free and run on Windows and *nix. Mac requires more hoops…Continue

Tags: software

Started by Jo. Last reply by Jo May 25, 2015.

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Comment by Maribel Albert on June 9, 2016 at 1:37am

I use various graphic design programs, the most usual for the design of lace and embroidered tulle is the AI (Illustrator adobe professional) this program is for those who already have a very advanced in graphic design level, I have more than 20 years of experience in software design, and this is the most recommend, because their software is the most complete if we want a very professional result.

Comment by Administrator on April 16, 2016 at 5:26pm


I think that is a very good idea, for all of you computer designers to get together and share ideas and methods.

Comment by Loretta Holzberger on April 15, 2016 at 7:42pm

I will be at the convention.  I use computer graphics for needle lace and embroidery, not bobbin lace patterns, but I'd be happy to share anything I can with you, Janet.  

Comment by Jo on April 15, 2016 at 11:05am

@ Janet Peer

What do you exactly mean?

  • or computer assisted design as with generic drawing software or drawing software specialized in bobbin lace
Comment by Janet Peer on April 14, 2016 at 10:08pm
Are any of you computer generated designers going to be at the IOLI convention in Indianapolis? I would really appreciate sitting down with someone for a hands on lesson.
Comment by Carolina de la Guardia on April 11, 2016 at 4:21pm
Thanks, I am going to give a try.
Comment by Jo on April 10, 2016 at 4:59am

InkScape is availabe at

The tools page of Veronika's site Tesselace links to her own plugin and links also to an oveview of her and my plugins bundled in a single download, and further web-based applications based on Veronik's patterns.
Comment by Carolina de la Guardia on April 10, 2016 at 3:18am

I like the most "roses and zinies",,..

Veronika, where is the last vs. of Inkscape to download and then, your plug in to add as extension. Thanks

Comment by Veronika Irvine on April 9, 2016 at 6:08pm

Thank you Lorelei.  Eastern is one of my favourites too.  I also have a new website where you can follow my research:

Comment by Administrator on April 9, 2016 at 5:56pm

Veronika Irvine's flickr page, an image was posted on facebook today. 

I especially like the one called eastern.

Wonderful work, Veronika.


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