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To those of you who wrote to me about James Pollard: I have deleted him from our membership. Thank you all for bringing the problem to my attention. I try to weed out these people when they try to…Continue

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I have a request: some help with translation of a Dutch text. I have a book by Jan Geelen on Rosaline bobbin lace. For most of the book I can just follow the diagrams. But the very beginning has a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johanne Lang-Davis Dec 5, 2017.

 

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Laurie Waters commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Regarding Genoa knock-offs, look carefully at the Sansepolcro industry, they did a lot of that kind of work. Heather Toomer and I are translating the book "Ginna Marcelli e il Merletto di Sansepolcro' published 1996, based on a few things…"
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Helen Bell commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Hmmm.  Will have to do some research, as I don't remember which book or thesis I read about it in.  It may even have been a paper or document I found on the web.  I don't think there's very much info about it though. I…"
17 hours ago
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Also, Pat Earnshaw refers to something called a "snail's head pattern" illustrating this term with a photo that looks a bit like these laces. Does anyone know what she means by "snail's head" in this context? I have…"
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Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Do you know of anything I could read about the Genoa knock off industry of older styles? "
20 hours ago
Helen Bell commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Your interesting thread transfer looks awfully like a fat plait, which we use in Beds all the time, and you do see it in the old Beds.  It's a very convenient way to move a group of threads from one place to another. Lorelei's piece…"
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Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Even as the previous piece has yet to truly be understood, I have encountered another piece which seems to be related in technique which I am also at a loss to identify. However, it looks somewhat like plate 253 in Levey, if only because of the…"
20 hours ago
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"As for a date, I don't think it is very old. The odd collection of motifs just does not fit a date around 1700. More likely revival era, or even New Revival Era, somebody laughing at all of us, putting this collection of ideas in the same…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I haven't a clue what to call it. But here is what I see. Green outlines an area of cucumber tallies, a motif that often occurs in Binche, particularly Revival Era and modern Binche.  But this piece is a part lace, not a straight lace…"
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Helen Bell commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Wow.  It's got the Fiandra type braids/Ten stick type feature, with square and almost cucumber tallies.  My first thought was it's one of those 'Bastard Laces' from England, like the Beds/Bucks mash/fusions, but this is…"
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Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"What would you call this lace?"
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"Your workmanship is marvelous."
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"This is beautiful."
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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Karen - I really like your Cardinals in Winter. The various colors in the twigs makes believable bark. Devon - Your Dutch piece from May 13 is interesting. These dense cloth stitch edgings are similar to work in CAROLUSKANTJES. They do appear to be…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Cluny, LePuy and Continental Guipure
"Your designs are very pretty Arzhela. I love your work."
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Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, lace historian, lace teacher
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
bobbin lace, needle lace,Hardanger,pulled thread work. (used to tat, crochet,knit)
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
improve needle lace,tenerife,filet lacis, advance in Binche, learn Paris, Cantu
Photo sharing site with photos of your work, if you have one (picasa,flickr,photobucket,etc)
http://https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos
Your personal website, if you have one.
http://lynxlace.com
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I am an avid bobbin lacemaker, and love needlelace and pulled thread embroidery and Hardanger. My website has free tutorials for needle lace, pulled thread work, Hardanger embroidery, and bobbin lace. Also fascinated by lace history.
I also have a needle lace discussion network:
http://needlelacetalk.ning.com
I am Lorelei Halley.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
TORCHON BOBBIN LACE LESSONS
TORCHON BOBBIN LACE PATTERNS
INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN TAPE LACE

All available from my website. http://lynxlace.com/mybookspatterns.html

Photos of laces made from my designs, by me and others:
http://lynxlace.com/mybobbinlace.html
Photos of my needlelace:
http://lynxlace.com/myneedlelace.html
My collection of Pinterest boards, includes antique lace photos: http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/

My favorite lace this week

This was in the collection of Elizabeth Kurella when I photographed it.  See the whole thing at:   http://lynxlace.com/bobbinlace18th.html     2/3 way down. #37.  Brussels bobbin lace early 18th century.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY 

I am resolving to finish 2 projects I have set up. One is a Binche learning piece, which is quite difficult for me. I am intimidated by it. The 2nd is a floral Bucks which I intend to decorate a purse. (Enlarged and worked in thick thread so it will hold up to use) This one also intimidates me. I have been using my cat as an excuse, but he has calmed down.  I keep on thinking of simple projects that won't take a lot of…

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Posted on December 31, 2017 at 9:23pm — 6 Comments

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Wishing a happy holiday season to all our members. May your new year be full of lace.

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 5:12pm

Greetings

Happy New Year, Everybody! May your threads never break.

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

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Today I am going to switch to another internet service provider. If there are glitches I may disappear temporarily. Just so let you know, if I go suddenly silent.

Lorelei

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

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At 12:43pm on May 5, 2020, Janetmarie Valiga said…

Lorelei, do you remember me from CALG?  I moved out of Chicago, and now I'm in a little town west of Seattle.  I teach classes such as tatting at a new crafts school here.  I'd love to be doing lacemaking during the coronavirus lockdown, but I recently broke my left shoulder/arm and can't do it right now.  Miss you folks!  

       janetmarie Valiga

At 7:58pm on April 13, 2020, Laurie Waters said…

Thanks Lorelei!  I definitely need to write a book. Been intending to for years.

Laurie

At 8:03am on March 13, 2020, Carla Mae Boyles said…
How do i start the classes?
At 7:12pm on March 12, 2020, Annie Hodges said…

Hi Lorelei,

Thank you for the welcome and direction!

annie

At 12:56am on January 25, 2020, Libuse Martochova said…

hi i am your friend i want to learn and thank you for joining the group

At 7:57pm on January 9, 2020, Catharine Bryson said…

Thank you Lorelei. 

I'm looking forward to spending some time researching and learning RussianTape Lace and Iridja lace ... I'm going to be glued to my computer for hours ;-)

At 9:43am on November 5, 2019, Deshaies Sophie said…

Hello i m join us soon ... i promise you!!!!

At 5:32am on October 10, 2019, Carle Dehning said…

Thank you, I will let you know if I need any help.

Warmly

Carle

At 9:25pm on September 9, 2019, Joan-Hannah Kaytonah said…

Thank you for letting me join your group! I am really looking forward to learning more!

At 1:26am on August 11, 2019, Helen Pitcher said…

Thank you for allowing me to join! It will take me a little while to figure out how house this webpage. 

 
 
 

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