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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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 Sally Olsen on March 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

Loretta Holzberger's Wild Rose class at the I.O.L.I. convention in Coralville this summer is already filled!  There are still seats available in Loretta's afternoon class.  It is a 12" square sampler which is inspired by a small tablecloth at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.  Much of the piece is drawn work with needleweaving.  There are areas of needlelace and satin stitches.  Loretta is also teaching a 3-dimensional needlelace Monarch buttterfly on Thursday.  For details go to I.O.L.I. 2015 Classes.  While you are there, look at Nancy Nehring's Romanian point lace necklace which may be made with needlelace fillings.

Comment by Loretta Holzberger on August 26, 2014 at 11:57am

Wow, that is totally gorgeous!  Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on August 25, 2014 at 2:53pm

You have to see this: 

Teri Dow's Cobweb

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on December 7, 2013 at 7:56pm

The Bebilla flowers book is now available from some booksellers. Amazon won't be selling it till February, I am told, but I think Book Depository has it available now.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on December 6, 2013 at 3:45pm

Here is a free Needle lace bookmark with a flower in it, quite unusual, the pattern has really good instructions.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on November 24, 2013 at 3:01pm

Just had a good look at Margaret Ruhlands collection of Needlelace. Just love the sampler and how she did those little people!

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on June 20, 2013 at 9:00pm

I think the book is in the process of being printed at the moment. I will certainly let you know when it becomes available., - as I am sure Elena will let me know, so I can pass it on !!

Comment by Carolyn Wetzel on June 20, 2013 at 9:53am

I can't wait to get it! Any idea when it will be available? Thanks for sharing, Liz 

Comment by Laura Sandison on June 19, 2013 at 2:49pm

This book looks gorgeous! I'm excited to see it when it's available. Thanks for sharing with us.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on June 10, 2013 at 11:10pm

I was privileged to be asked to proof read a book on Bebilla Flowers written by Elena Dickson. I have posted 4 of my flowers in the Photos section.

I had not done Bebilla lace before, but following Elena's Excellent instructions and diagrams I was able to complete all the flowers successfully. They were fun to make, although it was a big learning curve! Each flower has a photo of the garden flower, and a photo of Elena's Bebilla flower, followed by the instructions and diagrams. Each flower also has a bookmark flower with instructions.  part of the book deals with universal flowers - Daffodil, Fuchsia, Carnation etc, and the other part has some Australian native flowers - Fringe Lily  Cooktown Orchid,  Banksia etc.. There are ideas for projects at the back of the book.

Here is a photo of the cover -


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