"The outside is finished now and we will start with the inside when I return to Gozo next autumn, I will not have a teacher for the summer in Ireland but I will avail of your excellent website to keep practicing. Many thanks!"
"Yes Elizabeth it is addictive, I just love it, I make plenty of mistakes but bit by bit I am learning to understand why the mistakes happen and why a tread is loose perhaps or anything like that. I am loving the learning curve and little by…"
"Getting your lace to Look the way you want it to is the main goal, I always think. and getting the passive threads to lie where they are supposed to is not always easy!! Just be careful not to tug them too hard and break the threads!! …"
"Thank you so much for your suggestion Elizabeth, I can see what you are telling me and agree, indeed have started to gently pull while I am working, it makes it more straight and beautiful.
Kind regards, Agnes"
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Thank you for your comment, yes I have done the half stitch already. I am now working on a scalloped piece, first time my teacher set it up, I finished it, and this time at home I…"
"Well done. that is a good star.
May I suggest, - at the end of every row or 2, you hold down (with the flat of your hand will do), the workers, and gently tension - pull down - the passive threads, and then your lines will be straighter. …"
"Yes I find too that I do not get the complicated stitches immediately, my teacher shows me rather fast, though she is very helpful (maybe i am slow), but after some practice and a lot of undoing I get it and then fly it. Just today finished an…"
I am staying the winter on Gozo and as I am actually from Flanders where lace has been popular throughout history, I have a great interest in learning to make Gozitan lace and to learn more about it. So I am now taking classes here in Victoria.
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one for Maltese. I envy you your opportunity to take a class on Gozo lace. If you have any questions about our site, contact me and I will try to help.