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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, collector
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
none but interested in making jewelry with tatting
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
something easy to start, but Tatting is what got me interested
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I have read several of the "Peicework"magazines & am fascinated! I'm trying to learn how to knit & would love to incorporate knitting,tatting into jewelry which I love to make.

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At 3:36pm on September 13, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Erika: Answering and asking questions is what our network is all about.  You never need to apologize for asking questions.  

There are a handful of different, distinct methods for making lace, which use different tools and movements, and which create entirely different structures.  

bobbin lace

needle lace

tatted lace

crocheted lace

knitted lace

embroidered lace (several kinds, some on woven cloth, some on net - hexagonal or square.

See this for a brief description: http://lynxlace.com/kindsoflace.html 

The bobbin lace jewelry that you admire would mean learning bobbin lace technique.  But most bobbin lace jewelry patterns use very simple basic techniques, you wouldn't have to become a bobbin lace expert to learn how to make it.  Basic braided lace (plaited lace in British English) would cover most of what you would need to learn.  Please look at the lessons I've posted here on our network.

At 12:41pm on September 13, 2012, Georgia Seitz said…

I hope you will come and join the online tatting class, too. Beginners are starting back to school to day and the regular class begins Sept. 17. Email me at AKTATTER@aol.com for details.

Georgia

At 8:28am on September 13, 2012, Cheryl Eaton said…

There is also a website - www.intatters.com - They are very helpful. Good luck with the tatting and handwork ;-)

At 8:12pm on September 12, 2012, Patty Foley said…

Erika, it is a variegated thread, size 10, very old thread that came in an auction lot I purchased over 15 years ago.  Your comment is very kind!  I took a quickie lesson from a seasoned tatter - about 15 minutes or so - back in May 2012 at the NELG retreat.  Then each day, I tatted a little bit more.  I have a big pile of bit 'n pieces of tatted thread.  Next after watching some videos, getting lots of books from the library - voila!   I deceided to enter the green piece and a white piece. Tatting is fun.  Hope you enjoy and thank you for taking the time to give such kind words.

At 5:08pm on September 12, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Erika

We do have some videos for tatting and for bobbin lace, but not for knitted lace.  I see that you joined the tatting group.  Look at its opening page, just under the icons for the group members.  The red words are links.  Click on ONLINE RESOURCES.  There we have found some of the better tatting videos.

Also look at the gray bar across the top of this page.  Click on TUTORIALS.  Some of our members have posted videos.  Near the bottom of TUTORIALS are links sojme by Tatman's and  Linda Davies.

The ravelry website listed among the online resources is for knitting and crochet primarily.  There must be some folks there doing knitted lace.

At 3:48pm on June 16, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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