Barbara Gordon
  • Female
  • Kenosha, WI
  • United States

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Lizbeth thread..
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There was a discussion once about Lizbeth thread and how it twisted.  I had said that I didn't have any problems with it.  I am taking it all back.   I have been making more tatted Ice Drops and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Minniti Feb 26, 2018.

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 posted a status
"Had surgery on my hand April 17th. Dr found two ruptured tendons. Heavy restrictions for a while. No lace making for a while..! Bored.."
May 14

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.
A tatting book I just bought. 'Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting' Eager to try it.

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Stars In My Eyes..

This is one of the snowflakes I tatted while in Florida.  I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in Snow White.  Brought it home to stiffen and she will get next time I go down.  The design is by Lacemakermom and I got it through Etsy.…


Posted on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm

Cappuccino Star

This is called Cappuccino Star designed by Renulek.  Used Lizbeth size 20, snow white thread.  Again, brought it home to stiffen it.  Will bring a bottle of stiffener with me next time I go down to Florida.…


Posted on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm

Back to doing bobbin lace...

My lace group is doing a two Saturday retreat where some are getting more advanced and other's as myself are just getting back into doing it again.  So far we had a great time and made progress with our work.  I myself got back into again without to much of a problem.  Just a little slow in the beginning, but then I was right back on track with it.



Posted on April 15, 2018 at 9:00pm

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

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At 9:13pm on April 11, 2019, NANCY LOWINGER said…

Thank you Barbara. I look forward to exploring. 

At 1:06am on April 11, 2019, Lesley Watson said…

Thank you, Barbara. I am at the very start of my exploration of lace. I have my mother's bobbin and pillows and decided it was time to put them to use again. I have been to a meeting at a local group and they helped me set up my first foray into whole stitch which I have just finished. I am looking forward to finding out a lot more about lace. 

At 6:12pm on October 15, 2018, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

I like your yellow flower.

At 1:31am on October 12, 2018, Karen Roy said…

Hi Barbara!  Thank for your welcome!  I make contemporary needle lace with representative motifs (flowers, birds, etc). I started making needle lace in 2013, but haven't done any in a while since my dressmaking and other sewing have taken much of my time.  However, I'm still very interested in lace, and I've joined this group to expand my knowledge about bobbin lace and other forms that I don't make but want to be able to identify.  I am also a member of Needle Lace Talk, another Ning group that Lorelei Halley runs. 

At 8:26pm on October 10, 2018, la Peterson said…

Thank you ...hope to learn more about laces.....I love linen and lace things....I want to learn more about the different types of lace. Linda

At 1:36pm on September 18, 2018, Sue Forrest said…

Hi Barbara

The way I got into tatting was circular to say the least. I think I remember my Nana tatting when I was growing up but when we cleared her house we never came across any shuttles; half a houseful of other stuff but no shuttles. So perhaps my memory is wrong.

Some years later I went on holiday in Devon and had a go on a practice bobbin lace pillow. I enjoyed it but had no inclination at that stage to learn the craft. Move on a few years again and I was going to visit a friend in Wiltshire and tagged it on to a weekend tatting course. The course was cancelled but they said I could learn lace making. I agreed.

Back home, it turned out my Mum's best friend went to a lace class - I never knew she made lace. I enrolled on to the class and did a year's beginner's class. I was encouraged to do the City and Guilds course which as you probably know included tatting as one of the skills. So I got there in the end!

I've only just started trying to tat again in the last year or so after seeing a book on tatted jewellery but am making very slow progress.

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. 


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