Needle Lace

True needlelace is made only with needle and thread, on a temporary backing. 

Go to  for 2 years' worth of discussion, and lots of photos.

Since needlelacetalk is also a ning network, you can use the same email address and password for NEEDLELACETALK that you use here on ioli.

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Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2017


NEEDLELACETALK is a network I created on ning in February of 2010, for true needlelace.

Needlelacetalk includes reticello, Pag, Turkish/Armenian oya, and puncetto, as well as traditional western European needle laces such as Alencon, point de gaze and gros point.

NEEDLELACETALK also has tutorials for beginners, and active groups for reticello and aemilia ars.

Margaret Ruhland, a member of needlelacetalk, has recently added a great many close up photos of antique needle laces in her collection.  Worth looking at: 

Each of her albums is a different piece.

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Comment by Administrator on October 10, 2016 at 2:44pm

Well, needlelacetalk is up and running again. I did see something about a sale. I will look into that.

Comment by Vicki Myers on October 9, 2016 at 10:35pm

I think I read they are not going ahead with the increase, as ning was being purchase by another company. I could be wrong, I searching tenerife site to see what a 500error was. I hope it comes back soon

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on October 9, 2016 at 10:14pm

Oh dear.  Adding the site to this one, and closing it  down might be too much for this site to contend with. I hope they don't double the fees for here, too!

Needlelace talk has been SO successful that it would be a pity to lose it.

Comment by Administrator on October 9, 2016 at 10:05pm

Ning has a way for me to write up a problem report, but I can't even access that now. This has happened before, and it lasted a few hours to a few days. Possibly the weekend has further limited their ability to correct the problem. Coupled with their announced vast increase in their fee, I have to say I am pissed off at them. Once access to their reporting vehicle is again available I intend to point this out. They want a greater than 200% fee increase, and the site is down for 3 days or more ?????

Comment by Vicki Myers on October 9, 2016 at 6:34pm

I was looking on it appears needlelacetalk is not the only site that is down. Still getting 500 unexpected error. I guess I will work on my tape lace until the site is up. 

Comment by Administrator on October 9, 2016 at 4:38pm
Comment by Vicki Myers on October 8, 2016 at 5:24pm

Hi Lynette, I keep getting an error 505 message. It's okay will give me time to organize my supplies for my adventure in Pag lace. This site and needlelacetalk site are both such treasures for a wealth of information. I am thankful they are availble. 

Comment by Lynette Hale on October 8, 2016 at 4:45pm

Vicki the site is up & running again as you can see.

Comment by Vicki Myers on October 8, 2016 at 4:35pm

Oh my, I'm very sad about that. I had plans on starting some Pag lace and following the tutorials on the site. Maybe with some luck the site will be up tomorrow. Thanks

Comment by Administrator on October 8, 2016 at 3:38pm


needlelacetalk does appear to be down. Let's try again in 6 hours or so. This does occasionally happen. We had a similar incident about a week ago. Usually they get it fixed in less than 12 hours.


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