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  • Irish Crochet and Crochetted Lace

    95 members Latest Activity: Aug 14

    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…

  • Identification-History

    110 members Latest Activity: Oct 19

    For discussions of lace history and lace identification.  You can post a photo into a comment box for a lace you want to discuss.  Bobblin…

  • 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…

  • Bedfordshire

    62 members Latest Activity: Sep 26

    Bedfordshire bobbin lace is a braid/plait based straight lace.  The designs usually involve a graceful clothwork trail that meanders through the…

  • Bookreviews

    13 members Latest Activity: Oct 21

    A place for members to post book reviews, new books, old books.

  • Displaying Mounting Attaching Lace

    9 members Latest Activity: Aug 14

    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

    39 members Latest Activity: on Friday

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

  • International Organization of Lace, Inc.

    86 members Latest Activity: Sep 20

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

  • Early Bobbin Lace

    57 members Latest Activity: Jun 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…

  • Tools and Equipment

    146 members Latest Activity: Sep 20

    For discussions about varieties of pillows, bobbins, tatting shuttles, pillow stands, embroidery hoops and frames.  For discussions of regional…

  • aic

    5 members Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2012

    not for publication

  • Bobbin Lace Jewelry

    101 members Latest Activity: Jul 28

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

  • Freehand Lace

    23 members Latest Activity: May 16

    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

    21 members Latest Activity: Mar 4

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

  • Sol Laces

    47 members Latest Activity: Aug 18

    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

    38 members Latest Activity: Jan 26

    Lacy embroideries worked on woven fabric.

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

  • Filet Lacis

    28 members Latest Activity: Aug 5

    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

    96 members Latest Activity: on Friday

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

    Go to…

  • Designing Bobbin Lace

    97 members Latest Activity: Sep 4

    For those who want to talk about designing bobbin lace, whatever style.

  • Computer Aided Design

    104 members Latest Activity: Oct 21

    For those who like to use software to design bobbin lace, tatting or other laces.  All the various programs are included.  Talk about your…

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