For those who love hand made lace.
From Jo Ann Eurell (April 2012)
"I think there are 4 Bucks patterns, 3 Tonder patterns, 1 Chantilly, 1 polychrome,and 1 blonde pattern in the Point Ground journal. The difficulty increases with each pattern within Bucks and Tonder. There are 2 different paths for Chantilly-blonde- polychrome; you may chose patterns by Ulrike Voelker or Lia Baumeister. I think all are samples with the exception of a Bucks hexagon. More than one national tradition - yes, English, Danish and French. The registration fee is $25. If you submit a portfolio for assessment , the fee is $150.
In addition, you can submit a piece or two for a "pre-assessment" for feedback to see if you are on the right track with your lace and documentation process. If you have questions, you can ask your questions to make sure you understand the process that the IOLI journal is asking you to do.
I also recall that IOLI has asked if you find an error in the journal to email it to IOLI because they do update the journals to improve it for future users. "
From Louise Colgan (August 2015)
Point Ground Proficiency: Work 10 pieces of Point Ground Lace including examples of Bucks Point, Tønder, Polychrome, Chantilly and Blonde laces. Answer questions related to the pieces and document your work. Include a written introduction to Point Ground Lace, bibliography, and lacemaker’s statement.
See also the existing DISCUSSION about the POINT GROUND PROFICIENCY PROGRAM: http://laceioli.ning.com/group/point-ground-laces/forum/topics/proficiency-program