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  • Duchesse and Rosaline

    24 members Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2016

    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

    82 members Latest Activity: Mar 27

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

  • Carrickmacross Lace

    40 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

    36 members Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2016

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

  • Torchon

    183 members Latest Activity: Apr 15

    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

    90 members Latest Activity: Mar 19

    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…

  • Maltese

    20 members Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2016

    Maltese bobbin lace is generally considered to be a guipure straight lace,  It often, but not always, uses a braid based (plait based) ground.  It…

  • Cluny, LePuy and Continental Guipure

    32 members Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2016

    This group is for Cluny, LePuy and continental guipure bobbin laces -- straight laces with a 4 strand braid/plait ground.  Designs may be…

  • Bedfordshire

    60 members Latest Activity: Jan 6

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

  • Tatting

    199 members Latest Activity: Apr 15

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

  • Cantu-puntoVenezia

    35 members Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2016

    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…

  • Honiton

    35 members Latest Activity: Mar 28

    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…

  • Bruges Bloomwork

    37 members Latest Activity: Jan 24

    Bruges Bloomwork and Chrysanthemum Work.  Bloomwork is a fairly coarse and simple part lace with a limited set of standard motifs.  Any design is…

  • Embroidered Net

    38 members Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2016

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

  • Bookreviews

    12 members Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2016

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

  • laceauthors

    8 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2016

    For authors of lace books to discuss issues of publication, printing, copyright, software, print on demand, ebooks, etc.

  • Contemporary Bobbin Lace

    81 members Latest Activity: Jan 27

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

  • Mixed Tape Laces

    40 members Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2016

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

    These laces have a narrow…

  • Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

    110 members Latest Activity: Apr 14

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

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