Patty Dowden's Groups (20)

  • Point Ground Laces

    147 members Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2019

    Point ground laces include Bucks point, Tonder, Bayeux, Chantilly, Blonde, Beveren and others that use the CTTT ground.  During the 19th century…

  • Honiton

    37 members Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2019

    Honiton bobbin lace is a very fine and delicate part lace.  Motifs are shaped by adding and removing threads as needed. It was based in…

  • Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

    126 members Latest Activity: Jan 26

    Varieties of this kind include Russian tape lace, Schneeberger lace, Idrija lace, Lepoglava, Hinojosa and Milanese.  These laces are popular…

  • Knitted Lace and Lace Knitting

    68 members Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2019

    Knitted lace can be made into clothing, veils and shawls, tablecloths.  And it can use very fine yarns.  I've heard that “lace knitting” is…

  • Early Bobbin Lace

    61 members Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2019

    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

    155 members Latest Activity: Feb 13

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

  • Bedfordshire

    68 members Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2019

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

  • Embroidered Net

    40 members Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2019

    Tulle embroidery.  There are 2 kinds of embroidery on hexagonal net: Needlerun embroidery (Limerick), and tambour work, made with a tambour…

  • Bobbin Lace Jewelry

    109 members Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2019

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

  • Torchon

    210 members Latest Activity: Mar 13

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

  • Sol Laces

    50 members Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2019

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

  • Designing Bobbin Lace

    105 members Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2019

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

  • Contemporary Bobbin Lace

    88 members Latest Activity: Jan 9

    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

    29 members Latest Activity: Jan 31

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

  • Binche Flanders Mechlin Paris Valenciennes

    91 members Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2019

    How to make Flanders bobbin lace, Valenciennes bobbin lace, Binche bobbin lace, Paris bobbin lace and Mechlin bobbin lace.

  • 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…

  • Bobbinlace Beginners

    284 members Latest Activity: Mar 20

    For all beginners in bobbin lace who need a little help, and for experienced lace makers who are willing to assist.  Learn how to make bobbin…

  • Identification-History

    133 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    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…

  • Tatting

    223 members Latest Activity: Feb 19

    Tatted lace is made with a shuttle, but needle tatting is recently popular.

  • Cantu-puntoVenezia

    39 members Latest Activity: Feb 13

    Cantu bobbin lace is a variety of tape lace, but uses a bundle to travel threads from one part of the design to another, a technique not used in…

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