All Groups (39)

  • Mirecourt Bobbin Lace

    15 members Latest Activity: May 18, 2016

    Mirecourt is a part lace, usually fairly coarse in scale, often using a thick gimp worked so that it is more prominent on the front side.  It is…

  • Early Bobbin Lace

    61 members Latest Activity: Apr 10

    Early Bobbin Lace is the lace designed up until the mid 17th century, or approximately 1650.  These early laces were often made freehand, but they…

  • Displaying Mounting Attaching Lace

    11 members Latest Activity: Jan 8

    Do you have questions about diplaying your lace, or what kinds of mounts to use? Do you have difficulties with attaching lace to fabric? This is…

  • Threads

    48 members Latest Activity: Apr 21

    For discussion of threads, the best to use, sizes, etc.

  • International Organization of Lace, Inc.

    99 members Latest Activity: Jul 16

    For articles, events and activities pertaining to our sponsor, the International Organization of Lace, Inc.  

  • aic

    5 members Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2012

    not for publication

  • Bobbin Lace Jewelry

    109 members Latest Activity: Apr 21

    Bobbin lace jewelry.  For discussions of  materials, findings, workable techniques.  Includes both wire jewelry and metallic threads, natural and…

  • Freehand Lace

    24 members Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2018

    Freehand bobbin laces are a group of peasant laces made in various countries in Europe.  What they have in common is that pins were only used…

  • Conservation Issues

    22 members Latest Activity: Jan 8

    For all questions and discussion of conservation issues: storage, to-starch-or-not-to-starch, acid free containers, etc.

  • Sol Laces

    50 members Latest Activity: Apr 30

    The sol laces include Teneriffe and Nanduti.  They originated in the highly elaborate corners of drawn thread embroidery, but are now made on a…

  • Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work

    41 members Latest Activity: Jul 16

    Lacy embroideries worked on woven fabric.

     Hardanger embroidery is a form of cutwork and drawn thread work.  It was originally the…

  • Filet Lacis

    30 members Latest Activity: Jan 8

    This group will include filet lacis and Buratto.  Filet lacis is made on a square knotted mesh, which was formerly handmade, using the same knot…

  • Needle Lace

    101 members Latest Activity: May 13

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

    Go to…

  • Contemporary Bobbin Lace

    88 members Latest Activity: Jun 16

    For those interested in designing and making contemporary and modern bobbin lace designs which don't fit into traditional categories.  Many of…

  • Duchesse and Rosaline

    28 members Latest Activity: Feb 4

    Includes 18th and 19th century Brussels lace. Duchesse bobbin lace is a 19th century derivation of older and more complex Brussels laces.  Some…

  • Carrickmacross Lace

    39 members Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2016

    Carrickmacross originated in Ireland in the 19th century and involves fine cotton fabric appliqued onto machine made net, with embroidery and…

  • Withof

    38 members Latest Activity: Feb 8

    Withof Duchesse bobbin lace is a 20th century invention, derived from Sluis Duchesse (Dutch duchesse).  The major innovation is the use of a…

  • Mixed Tape Laces

    41 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2018

    Specific types are Battenberg lace, Branscombe point, Princess lace, Borris lace or Romanian Needlepoint Lace.

    These laces have a narrow…

  • Torchon

    204 members Latest Activity: Sep 13

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

  • Irish Crochet and Crochetted Lace

    99 members Latest Activity: May 13

    Irish crochet is made with a typical crochet hook, but always includes shaped motifs and may have some raised cords or layered bits.  It is…

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