For those who love hand made lace.
True needlelace is made only with needle and thread, on a temporary backing.
Go to http://needlelacetalk.ning.com 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.
Latest Activity: on Friday
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.
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: http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/album/listForOwner?screenName=10ruuhbhzdyhd
Each of her albums is a different piece.