Point Ground Laces

Point ground laces include Bucks point, Tonder, Bayeux, Chantilly, Blonde, Beveren and others that use the CTTT ground.  During the 19th century virtually every nation that had a bobbin lace making tradition produced some form of point ground lace.

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Proficiency Program Point Ground 28 Replies

I'd like to hear some pros and cons to the IOLI point ground proficiency program. I'm thinking of trying it. I have no group in my area, so that would be a reason to do it. But I do attend…Continue

Tags: point ground proficiency program, IOLI proficiency program, proficiency program, IOLI

Started by Joan Williams Near. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti Oct 12, 2016.

Schwarzarbeit from Ulrike Voelcker/Lohr 12 Replies

Hello Everybody, I'm looking for this book. The patterns and explaination of Ulrike are really amazing and i'd like to have this book as weel, so if anyone has and doesn't want or if anyone knows…Continue

Started by Arzhela LE MAITRE. Last reply by Arzhela LE MAITRE Apr 19, 2016.

Magic Thread 11 Replies

Hi again,kids!Am in love with my new book, "The Grammar of Point Ground." But, uh, what the heck's a Magic Thread?Continue

Tags: grammar, of, thread, magic, ground

Started by Joan Williams Near. Last reply by Nancy Baldwin Dec 6, 2015.


Lia Baumeister-Jonker has generously given me permission to post her 2nd Chantilly bobbin lace lesson here. It was originally published in the IOLI Bulletin Volume 35 Number 2 in winter 2015These are…Continue

Tags: Chantilly lace tutorial, Chantilly lace lesson, Chantilly lace

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator Sep 30, 2015.

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Comment by Gabriele Patzner on October 12, 2016 at 12:16am

Lorelei, I just started learning Normandy Point Lace. The irregularity of it really gets to me. It's nothing like geometric Bucks Point, even if it pretends to be straightforwared and easy, but oh so beautiful! I'll be thinking of you when I struggle.

And, btw, thanks for the great resource you created here. I now own a few books I would otherwise never have found.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on October 11, 2016 at 7:02pm

It is just getting a rhythm to the ground work - 3 tw, not 1 like in Torchon!  If you gently tweek the left bobbin it should go right back to the foot.- a good way to check if you have done all the twists. that is what I have to do the first few rows, till I get "into" the pattern, as I don't do Bucks Pt. very often - though I love the lace.   Hmm! You are getting me fired up to get a piece going, now!! thanks!!!! (another UFO on the horizon!!!)

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 11, 2016 at 5:27pm

Both of you give good advice. Next time I'll plan ahead, before I even start.  It has been many years, over 10, since I last worked a floral Buck. And the 2 that I worked  were just short bookmarks. So I don't have a lot of experience with that form.

Comment by Gabriele Patzner on October 11, 2016 at 12:17am

I've had days like that. And simple looking is often deceptive. For me it helps to relax. Go for a walk before you break any threads, have a nice cup of tea while just looking a the diagramm, adjust lights and glasses, and try again.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on October 10, 2016 at 10:28pm

Oooh! that is a pretty piece!!  Hmmm!  I suggest, (If you have not already done so) that you enlarge the diagram quite a lot, so you can see it more clearly.  Add any marks or lines where necessary, - like circle a pin dot if it is where you constantly go wrong/have a problem.  That is what I do. Also I use coloured pens to do different marks. Who is to see the work sheet?  That is just for me!!  I have used coloured pens to mark in different things on the pricking, too.  If it helps me work the lace - why not!  Lacemaking is supposed to be enjoyable,. When something is a problem - constantly - then the fun goes out the window, -- so add marks, and signs, etc, so the fun comes back.

I remember at a lace Day many years ago some snooty lady commented that she did not need marks on her pricking like I had on mine.  Ok - later on I walked around and saw her pillow - and she had memory pins holing away this pr, and more for that pair, etc.  Oh1 says me, - "I don't need memory pins" -- about the only time I have been really catty to anyone, - but I could not resist!!!  Whatever work for you is good, - be it pricking markers or memory pins, or whatever!

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 10, 2016 at 10:05pm

Man o Man, have I been having a hard day. Some weeks ago I set up a pattern from Cook & Stott's 100TRADITIONAL BOBBIN LACE PATTERNS, page 47 "Marjory". I've done 4 petals of the first flower, and I worked and unworked it at least half a dozen times.  It looked relatively simple. I should have drawn in all the lines showing where the pairs go before I even started the piece. My brain aches. I guess old age affects the brain as well as the body. But I will not be defeated.

Comment by Arzhela LE MAITRE on December 1, 2015 at 2:12am

Hello everybody, You can buy it in Amazon if you want. You have this morning 5 second hand books for 17.92 euros.

I'll buy it just now!


Comment by Jane Meier on November 30, 2015 at 12:48pm

Thanks, Helen.  I'll have Sandy look.

Thank you so much Frances Tornese!  If I can't find it where Helen says it is, I'll let you know.  I'm in the US as well so not an issue.

Comment by Helen Bell on November 30, 2015 at 10:12am

Jane, The pricking came with the book published by Ruth Bean, In the Cause of English Lace.  The book is in the RMLG library, and I don't remember if our copy came with the pricking or not.  If it came with the pricking, it should be in a folio size box/oversize box.  It's close to A3 size card.  You might want to check the Guild library.  I know my copy came with the pricking.  It doesn't reproduce very easily because of the brown cardstock, and takes some trial and error.

Comment by Arlene Cohen on November 29, 2015 at 9:06pm

Yes, Lorelei, my picture - taken at the exhibit area of the IOLI Convention this past August in Coralville, IN


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