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  • Filet Lacis

    33 members Latest Activity: May 5, 2020

    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

    108 members Latest Activity: Jan 24

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

    Go to…

  • Contemporary Bobbin Lace

    94 members Latest Activity: Mar 17

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

  • Designing Bobbin Lace

    112 members Latest Activity: Apr 8

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

  • Withof

    38 members Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2019

    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

    45 members Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2020

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

    These laces have a narrow…

  • Torchon

    213 members Latest Activity: Jan 29

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

  • Maltese

    21 members Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2017

    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…

  • Knitted Lace and Lace Knitting

    72 members Latest Activity: Jan 24

    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…

  • Cluny, LePuy and Continental Guipure

    34 members Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2020

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

  • Bedfordshire

    70 members Latest Activity: Apr 8

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

  • Cantu-puntoVenezia

    39 members Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2020

    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…

  • Bruges Bloomwork

    44 members Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2020

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

  • Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

    129 members Latest Activity: Apr 8

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

  • Embroidered Net

    41 members Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2020

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

  • laceauthors

    9 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2016

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

  • Duchesse and Rosaline

    31 members Latest Activity: Mar 11

    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

    40 members Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2020

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

  • Tatting

    228 members Latest Activity: Apr 7

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

  • Honiton

    38 members Latest Activity: Mar 12

    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…

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