Barbara Gordon
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  • Kenosha, WI
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Looking for a book....pattern!
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I am looking for a book of designs done by B. Cook.  I had seen where someone had done this one pattern (will enclose), and so I went on a search, but so far no luck.  I wonder if anyone can help…Continue

Tags: Bridget Cook pattern, bobbin lace pattern

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jan 2, 2017.


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Barbara Gordon left a comment for Santosha Harris
"Hi Santosha...interested to hear what you might already be making in lace or if you are here to learn more about it.  Fun group, so glad you joined..!"
Jan 9
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Christmas piece

"Nice work on these bell pulls."
Dec 29, 2017
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Dec 29, 2017
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Lucrecia Verde
"Welcome Lucrecia..!  Lots of interesting things to see here.  Will be interested to see what you already do or want to learn."
Dec 29, 2017
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"Better. Nice piece."
Dec 27, 2017
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Short wall hanging

"This picture needs to be retaken after the holidays.  It is just not true to it's color."
Dec 27, 2017
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Dec 27, 2017
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Christmas Ice Drop

Tatted this for a friend in Florida and gave it to her before I left. Forgot to take the picture myself, so I had her husband take it. So nice of him..
Dec 23, 2017
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"Just a word to our members about search engines. Please avoid giving photos name such as this one. Instead pick a descriptive phrase, like "tatted ornaments", "tatted ornaments 2"     etc. That gives a search…"
Dec 18, 2017
Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Barbara Gordon's photo


"These are All gorgeous. I Must learn to make larger picots, as yours look so pretty.   What sort of bead is in the c3enttre? It looks like it has a flat back., and I love the pattern. Is it your own?"
Dec 17, 2017
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Leslie Edens
"Very nice looking and a good job too.  Time for me to do a bit of knitting too."
Dec 17, 2017
Barbara Gordon replied to Administrator's discussion Ipswich pillow
"There was a lady who contacted our group about some bobbin lace items that she wanted to sell.  I met up with her at a library and saw what she had.  It was a pillow and stand that looked like a Lpswich pillow.  One of our members…"
Dec 17, 2017
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Dec 17, 2017
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"Barbara - a wonderful collection of ornaments. I love them all."
Dec 17, 2017
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"What did you use in the center?  a glass cabochon?"
Dec 17, 2017
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"These will show up well on a tree."
Dec 17, 2017

Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Torchon, Maltese, Honiton and more
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Want to get better
Your personal website, if you have one.
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I started getting into lace in 1988. Joined a lace group and then learned tatting, Hardanger and bobbin lace. I belong to a few lace groups now. I have also taught some beginning bobbin lace to a few ladies.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
None at this time...

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I'm ready to get going on my lace making...

After my total hip and PT for that, then more PT for my neck again, as it wasn't doing to good at all, I have now hit a time when it is almost over.  I still have some dry needling done on my neck, but I am doing pretty good.   I now want to get my book out and get going.  

I have no instructor so it will be just me and the things I've learned about bobbin lace already, which I think/hope is enough.   My patterns are printed out now all I have to do is clear a pillow.  I have to…


Posted on July 2, 2017 at 9:31pm — 4 Comments

Still dreaming about Hinojosa Lace...‏..

Had a total hip replacement on December 27th with some minor complications like an infection.  Having plenty of in home PT and visiting nurses.  I must be getting better because now I'm thinking about Hinojosa Lace again.  To see my Dr this morning to find out the next move and I'm getting antsy..!

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 2:38am — 2 Comments

Just to let you know.....

I've had surgery on my neck last Tuesday the 24th.   Lots of arthritis.  He had to take out each disc, clean it up, put it back in with new spacer bars between them.  Right doesn't feel good at all...!!  Lots of pain today, must be healing...ha, ha!

Hope to get back into things in maybe a week or so...I hope.  Will be thinking of all the projects your doing and I'm not...!

Later friends...


I still want to make this…


Posted on August 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Hinojosa Lace...‏

I've seen and heard enough now about the Hinojosa Lace that I have ordered one of the books on it.  Spanish braid lace "Witchstitch" I is the one that I've ordered.  Thanks to Carolina's site I was able to see some of what is in this one ahead of time and the other books also.  Not making any promises here, but I want to make that one stitch and because of that I made some advancement.   I was told that the one stitch I want to do could be made in some of the Milanese Lace, but why not…


Posted on June 16, 2016 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

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At 8:33am on January 8, 2017, Shawn said…

Thank you Barbara!  My Mom and I have always loved lace and she bought me a kit many years ago and now I have some time to learn. 

At 8:12am on January 2, 2017, Cathy Wesemann said…
Good morning, Barbara,

My husband and I love the Kenosha area. When we can, we visit the Bristol Ren Faire there. That was our first Renaissance faire we attended and so, it is our favorite. We've been going almost every year for almost 20 years.
Next time we go, I'll have to check out their crafts area and see if there are any bobbin lacers there.
At 6:48am on November 12, 2016, Mary DeChristopher said…

Thanks for contacting me Barbara.  I am a little slow, trying to learn to navigate Laceioli site.  I am having some difficulty identifying some of my laces.  can you recommend where to go with questions?

Kind Regards,

Mary Dee

At 4:55pm on November 3, 2016, Virginia Berg said…

Just doing torchon so far.  Want to do it in a bigger format so it is easier to see. 

At 10:20am on October 16, 2016, Julie Castle said…

Thank you for the welcome!  I am browsing the site at this point.  There is sooo much to look at.  I began with an interest in Romanian Point Lace, but I have been following some Italian bloggers' blogs and love their work.  From watching the videos I may just try my hand at bobbin lace.

I found recently that I've created many knitted lace patterns with my yarn over errors that I, of course, took out.  I'm working on a couple lacey knitted pieces, but they are on the back burner, again, as I focus on Christmas gifts.

I'm busy crocheting my cord for some Romanian or tape lace ideas I've found at the Antique Pattern Library.

Too much to do!  

At 12:28pm on October 15, 2016, Virginia Berg said…

Hi Barbara,

I do multiple crafts so I have rotated back to doing some bobbin lace again.  Made a few small pieces.  Because I don't like working with thin thread, I have been increasing the size of prickings and making them in 4 ply cotton.  I also made my own bobbins- a fun thing to do carving the dowels and adding beads on my covered porch during the summer.  I am using Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard because it explains everything from "scratch" as it were.  Also using Bobbin Lace by Dye and Thunder for relearning the basics and practicing- but doing it larger.

It is relaxing.


At 6:57pm on October 14, 2016, madeleine dickerson said…

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for the greeting to the site.  I am a beginner in bobbin lace. I have finished several bookmarks, a small lst doily, and am now trying to do a Slovenian lace butterfly which I am enjoying. 


At 10:12pm on June 16, 2016, carol coallier said…

thank you ,so much.I would love to be your friend. How long have you been doing  lace?

At 2:23am on June 10, 2016, Priit Halberg said…

Hello Barbara! There is a saying that one picture can tell more than hundred words, so I send you a photo of my works at the bobbin lace festival that took place last summer in Pärnu (Estonia). The white "table cloth" is actually a shawl I made of fine wool and in bobbin lace technique. It is one meter wide and two meters long and it took about 900 working hours to complete it. I also like to make something for men - so there are two ties and also a lace for a tuxedo belt... I hope you like them.

At 5:38pm on June 8, 2016, Administrator said…


From Carolina's website. The black lace near the bottom is a free Hinojosa pattern.


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