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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Another discussion group for Lace8, from Jenny Brandis --

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overview of available/used software 41 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 Administrator Feb 20, 2017.

International Torchon Lace Design Competition 2 Replies

Please take a look at this new competition for lace designers as it would be fantastic to see your entries. The rules can be seen and downloaded at…Continue

Started by Jenny Brandis. Last reply by Jenny Brandis Aug 2, 2016.

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.

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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.

Comment by Administrator on February 2, 2016 at 4:52pm

Thank you all for your comments.

Comment by Veronika Irvine on February 2, 2016 at 2:12pm

For editing photos, I like the IrfanView program. It is free, has a pretty straightforward user interface and can handle a large variety of image formats (including some camera specific formats). It will not support your drawing requirements though.


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