Gina Shillitani
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Gina Shillitani replied to Sharon's discussion Tensioning passives in a Torchon fan in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I'm having a similar problem with a curvy cloth trail in a Beds piece, compounded by the fact there are passives entering and leaving the trail, so sometimes there are 5 pr of passives and sometimes 3 pr depending on where in the trail they…"
Mar 11, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Thanks for the explanation :) The knots are in the passives currently working the ninepin braid, so it should be ok. I'll tackle it tomorrow!"
Mar 1, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"There is a photo in my post of where the knots are in relation to the lace. I'm not sure if there is enough of the old thread to do what you suggested?"
Feb 27, 2015
Administrator replied to Gina Shillitani's discussion Does anyone recognize this pattern, and know where it can be purchased (or what book its in)?
"Here is the picasa page of the lady who made this lace. You might contact her. I think she also is on facebook. https://plus.google.com/photos/112893045695607884541/albums/5363178141234020033?banner=pwa ;"
Feb 27, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"The bobbins are all wound clockwise (the bobbin is rotated to the right and the thread winds on clockwise), and to make the half hitch I hold the bobbin in my right hand and wind the thread over the front (the side the fingernail is on) and around…"
Feb 27, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"The thread is 36/2 Egyptisch Katoen. I think part of the problem is abrasion from unlacing... I've done a lot of unlacing. Other than that I'm not sure why they have broken. The closest I have in linen is 35/2 Bockens Knyppelgarn. In…"
Feb 26, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I will definitely give that a try! Thanks Barbara :)"
Feb 26, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Here is what I have now"
Feb 26, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I am trying to do my first Beds lace. I'm working from the edging pattern included with Christine Springett's level 2 DVD. I am getting really good at un-lacing. Really good. Anyway, after having accomplished approximately an inch or so…"
Feb 26, 2015
reberca replied to Gina Shillitani's discussion Does anyone recognize this pattern, and know where it can be purchased (or what book its in)?
"oh this style is almost same as the lace on my dress i ordered at online shop gbridal.co.uk. may be you can try contact their customer service."
Feb 25, 2015
Administrator replied to Gina Shillitani's discussion Does anyone recognize this pattern, and know where it can be purchased (or what book its in)?
"I have seen several versions on the internet, but don't know its source. It is possible to do an internet search on that photo, looking for other places it might have been posted. But that would only work if that exact photo has been posted in…"
Feb 4, 2015
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Feb 4, 2015
Gina Shillitani commented on Administrator's group Computer Aided Design
"I belong to a Tatting Designers ongoing class that is held online. For more information, contact Sue Fuller at sktattingdesigner@comcast.net or go to the Yahoo! Group associated with the class. The classes are held on Tuesdays at 3 PM and 8:30 PM…"
Jan 24, 2012
Gina Shillitani replied to Jo's discussion overview of available/used software in the group Computer Aided Design
"For tatting design, Inkscape is a great, and free! vector drawing program. It could easily be used to design bobbin lace as well. There are lots of tutorials available online on how to use the software."
Jan 24, 2012
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Computer Aided Design

For those who like to use software to design bobbin lace, tatting or other laces.  All the various programs are included.  Talk about your favorite programs and how best to use them.See More
Jan 24, 2012

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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
some Torchon so far
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Duchesse, Bedfordshire, more Torchon, Downton, Bucks Point
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I love lace and want to learn how to make all forms of it! I am a beginner at most but I am pretty good with knitted lace. I'd say I'm an intermediate tatter, beginner in bobbin lace and needlelace. Not too crazy about crochet lace.

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At 7:52pm on January 23, 2012, Administrator said…

Gina.  I'm adding tatting to the computer aided design group.  Please post your info on your program there.  and thanks.

At 6:53pm on January 23, 2012, Administrator said…

Gina

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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