"Arzhela, good morning. I wander if Argentia silk is worked double or single thread.
I have also another question...when we work the stalk, how many wraps are made between the half knots in order to secure threads?
Carolina de la Guardia"
"The EB logo is not Hinojosa lace...it is Milanese lace.
The stitches used are usual in Milanese but not in Hinojosa, and the pins are not evenly put. Inside curves the pins are close together. This is a characteristic of Milanese. In Hinojosa, the…"
"I to thank you and the other's for opening up a discussion on Hinojosa lace. I went to your site and saw the books, but am still undecided as to which one I should get first as a beginner. I didn't do a lot of searching yet,…"
"No, they are not the same thing. If you watch the videos they show the way of doing two different stitches, Piñon stitch we could translate as kernel stitch as for the shape, and the other is a variant of lleruza stitch. This last is used to…"
"Yes, you are right, however if you watch the video until the end, there is something I had never seen before...
Once the lady has worked the first leave in yellow, she begin a second leave in blue, once she reaches a half of this second leave, she…"
"Usually it is not necessary to cut threads when working Schneeberg lace. The "passée a cheval" is the usual way to carry threads from one braid to another.
In this pattern, I only see one possiblity for doing so. The others have to…"
"As far as I know, it seems to me late 16th or early 17th.cent,
I have seen before, here in Spain, these little metal discs inserted into lace, and were dated 16th cent. I find this lace very interesting because it is halfway between lace and…"
As lacemaker, I am interested in share knowledge.
As designer, I am interested in share experience on lace designing programs.
As a fan of lace history, in learning from other lacemakers abroad my country.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
I have selfpublsihed 3 booklets on "Witchstitch lace", also known as Hinojosa lace.
I have been for the last 3 years in the Exceutive Board of the ACP (Ass. Catalana de Puntaires, Catalonia-Spain.
I to thank you and the other's for opening up a discussion on Hinojosa lace. I went to your site and saw the books, but am still undecided as to which one I should get first as a beginner. I didn't do a lot of searching yet, but I don't remember seeing prices listed either. I was in a hurry. I don't know where you are in comparison to Roseground, but I'm wondering about the S&H on books from you. I've ordered from Roseground before and didn't fine the S&H that bad. I'm hoping you can help me out here. By the way, a nice site you have...!
Your explanation about Hinojosa and your booklets was very interesting and very useful. I think your idea about opening a discussion is a good one. I am going to start a DISCUSSION in the BOBBIN TAPE LACE group. Perhaps it will help clarify things.
Today I received an email from Joy McKenzie who is asking about "kernel stitch" used in Hinojsa (I believe). I have one of your booklets on that style, but that particular stitch does not appear among the few named stitches in your book. (SPANISH BRAID LACE "WITCHSTITCH". I am hoping there is a larger repertory of stitches, including this one she is trying to find out about. Can you tell me how it is made, or do any of your laces posted here contain that stitch?
Thank you Carolina. I made a copy of your picture of the EB, so I can make my own from that. I will look forward to making it. It's been awhile since I made lace and this will be good to begin again. I love your lace photo's. You do wonderful work.
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"