Arlene Cohen
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  • Plainsboro, NJ
  • United States

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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Arlene Cohen's photo
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Russian Tape Lace piece

"That looks very nice.  Sylvie is a good teacher isn't she? I was in her class a few years ago, at Salt Lake city."
Aug 11, 2016
Administrator commented on Arlene Cohen's photo
Aug 9, 2016
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Russian Tape Lace piece

My finished piece from recent IOLI Convention class in Indianapolis (US) with teacher Sylvie Nguyen
Aug 8, 2016
Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Arlene Cohen's photo
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a finish!

"Wow! this is stunning. Very well done."
Jul 4, 2016
Arlene Cohen commented on Arlene Cohen's photo
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a finish!

"You nailed it on the Roseground - ctt pin ctt.  Ulrike based this lace on three pieces of black lace she found in Barjac and studied and analyzed and then created patterns based on.  The book is fantastic - both her history/analysis of the…"
Jun 19, 2016
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a finish!

"Very interesting. The background mesh stumped me at first. Is it ctt pin ctt?  And are the solid lines laid onto the mesh, or is the mesh sewn onto each solid line?"
Jun 19, 2016
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a finish!

pattern is from Ulrike Voelcker's marvelous book "Barjac Ombree"
Jun 19, 2016
Arlene Cohen commented on Administrator's group Point Ground Laces
"Yes, Lorelei, my picture - taken at the exhibit area of the IOLI Convention this past August in Coralville, IN"
Nov 29, 2015
Arlene Cohen commented on Administrator's group Point Ground Laces
"Close up of the Miss Channer's mat by Jo Ann Pruitt"
Nov 29, 2015
Arlene Cohen commented on Administrator's group Point Ground Laces
"There was a finished "Miss Channer's Mat" on display at the 2015 IOLI Convention this past summer, worked by Jo Ann Pruitt."
Nov 29, 2015
Arlene Cohen replied to Sally Olsen's discussion Beginner Scarf in Torchon Ground in the group Torchon
"I am just so enchanted by all of this - thank you so much for sharing such a lovely project!  It feels so very doable and will make me keep my eye out for some special yarn in the future"
Nov 25, 2015
Arlene Cohen replied to Devon Thein's discussion Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620 in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"In the gift shop:  the scarf with the orange border and Doris Southard's book:"
Nov 14, 2015
Arlene Cohen replied to Devon Thein's discussion Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620 in the group Early Bobbin Lace
Nov 14, 2015
Arlene Cohen replied to Devon Thein's discussion Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620 in the group Early Bobbin Lace
Nov 14, 2015
Arlene Cohen replied to Devon Thein's discussion Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620 in the group Early Bobbin Lace
Nov 14, 2015
Arlene Cohen replied to Devon Thein's discussion Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620 in the group Early Bobbin Lace
Nov 14, 2015

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I love many types of bobbin lace, including Bucks, Honiton, Torchon, etc. So many projects yet to be created! I also do a bit of tatting.

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At 5:31pm on December 9, 2013, Arlene Cohen said…

I was making this ball when I was at a lace class/retreat in Vermont.  Everyone was contributing their thoughts how on to keep in steady.  I know I tried various types of long, ball-head pins (like quilting ones), but no one had anything close to a 4 inch needle handy.  Still not sure how steady it would get even with something like that.  It would never be the same as working on a pillow - the idea was and still is intriguing, but the reality was not that exciting.  Must remember to get a picture to share.

Will you (Sue and Lorelei) see this response when I just comment on my wall?????

At 2:16pm on December 9, 2013, Administrator said…

I was thinking the same thing.  I've got some needles with eyes, and the needles are about 4 inches long.  I think they were intended for making soft sculptures or stuffed dolls and such.  I use them for pin brakes on my roller pillows.

At 12:19pm on December 9, 2013, Paula Harten said…

Arlene,

I am also intrigued by the lace balls , as I have made quite a few needle lace ornaments worked over glass or clear plastic balls.  

I looked at the instructions online and am now wondering, since you said wedging was not enough to keep the ball from rolling, if one could put some  very long pins (hat pins or very fine lace knitting needles? ) through the ball and into the pillow.  It would not damage the working area of the pillow and a few extra holes in the styrofoam should not affect the working of the lace.

At 4:47am on November 14, 2013, Selena Marie Joosten said…
Congratulations on your new roller pillow, I have just ordered and received my new roller pillow, I too was anxious to start a project, so decided to do a straight piece of lace with only 13 bobbins and two gimps, I think it is a good idea to first do something simple as it's amazing to find out how the roller goes around, mine has a turn of about one inch before it clicks back into place. I tell you the bobbins now behave so well as the shape and material the pillow is made of makes doing lace so much easier! Maybe doing a trail straight piece will give you hands on answers on how you are going to cope with the corner and style of lace that you have chosen, if you have a way of posting part of the pattern you are thinking of doing then it would be easier to tell if you can do this on your roller pillow. I know there are pillows made for doing corners and squares that the sections of the pillow or blocks can be changed or moved, but I,m sure corners can be done on roller pillows. After struggling with hand made pillows it is such a pleasure using my new roller pillow.
At 12:24pm on July 11, 2013, Jean Leader said…

Soie ovale is a floss silk and I expect it will be added to or with the cotton thread as the worker pair in the flower petals to fill them out. Think of blonde lace where the petals with added floss silk worker pair really stand out against a delicate background. 

When I took a Cluny de Brioude class at IOLI in Montreal we added single bobbins of soie ovale for petal tallies but I can't remember at the moment how we did this - I'll try and find my notes.

At 2:43pm on February 5, 2012, Administrator said…

Arlene

Welcome.  Please read all the NOTES, which explain our policies, and how the software works.  Join whatever groups interest you.  Post some photos of your lace.  If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.

Lorelei aka "ioli"

 
 
 

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