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Torchon

Torchon bobbin lace is a geometric lace with a mesh ground.  It is very popular with lacemakers.  Includes the 's-Gravenmoerse motif.

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http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/torchon-bobbin-lace/

https://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/torchon-floral-figural-lace/  Torchon ground or rose ground with floral or figural motifs, instead of the much more common geometric elements.

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What stitch is this? 6 Replies

I'm working through Discover Torchon, the first book in the 3-book series by Ulrike Voelcker. In exercise 5.2 the color-coded stitch diagram shows yellow at the base of the fan.According to the key…Continue

Tags: Discover, Voelcker, Ulrike, Torchon

Started by Sally Harrison. Last reply by Laritza Rodriguez Jan 16.

Torchon Proficiency Program 5 Replies

The International Old Lacers, Inc. has a Torchon Proficienty Program and a Torchon Mastery Program.  On their web page you can find an email address to make inquiries about these.…Continue

Tags: torchon proficiency program, torchon bobbin lace

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Feb 22, 2019.

Turning corners 13 Replies

I am following the Explore Discover and Master book by Ulrike Voelcker. After making all the bookmarks in the Beginners book I started with the Explore book. I am determined to learn! There are…Continue

Started by Laritza Rodriguez. Last reply by Laritza Rodriguez Feb 22, 2019.

oblique half stitch 6 Replies

Hi Kids!Hoping to get an explanation of "Oblique Half Stitch" which is on a Dutch set of bookmark patterns I'm doing, and the website referred to, "Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst Nederland" is…Continue

Started by Joan Williams Near. Last reply by Joan Williams Near May 16, 2016.

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Comment by Patty Dowden on May 26, 2015 at 1:53am

The technical differences between Torchon and s'Gravensmoerse lace is in how the half stitch is made and the use of honeycomb which looks different because of the 45 degree pricking instead of the 60 degree point ground pricking.  The s'Gravensmoerse half stitch picks up 2 threads at every pin, making it denser and slightly more confusing to work.

Comment by Barbara Gordon on May 25, 2015 at 9:39pm

Well Joy McKenzie, I have to say that is how it appears to me to.  I'm new with Gravenmoerse lace, but I really like it.  I'll be waiting to see what others say about it to.  Good question...

Comment by Joy McKenzie on May 25, 2015 at 8:16pm

Please can you tell me if I am right, in Gravenmoerse lace only the triangles are different from the norm in Torchom Lace?

Joy in Melbourne Vic

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 6, 2015 at 3:04pm

Patterns for sale, depicting buildings

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on January 15, 2015 at 9:53pm

Wishing - I just discovered that, if you right click on your image, you get a list of things. One option is "open the image in a new window". I did that and got the picture with the correct aspect ratio. I don't know why we get a distorted aspect ratio here, but evidently is it a solvable problem.

Nice work on the torchon ground.

Comment by Wishing Well on January 15, 2015 at 7:32pm
I truly appreciate that.
Comment by Wishing Well on January 15, 2015 at 7:31pm
Thank you for thw encouragement Elizabeth. :)
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on January 15, 2015 at 6:43pm

Well done with the torchon piece.  Yes I, too, found difficulty downloading pictures into a Group page. they seem to turn out a bit distorted. I don't know why.

Try just putting them into the Photos section. They seem to come out properly there.

Comment by Wishing Well on January 15, 2015 at 8:04am

Comment by Administrator...."Have you seen Jo Edkins website?"

Yes I have! I just visited there. It's almost a little bit overwhelming...lol But absolutely wonderful resources!! He's got his information in such an orderly fashion...kind of like an encyclopedia of sorts. I will definitely be visiting his page often. Thanks for the suggestion! :-D

http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm

Comment by Wishing Well on January 15, 2015 at 7:35am

Sorry about the aspect ratio of my photo. I'm not all that tech savvy in regard to downloading/uploading pictures. :-P

 
 
 

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