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Query about History of Dutch Lace
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I have to give a talk about one of the Dutch Lacemaker paintings. I know of over a dozen of these paintings, by different artists. Vermeer's is the most famous. They were all painted about 1655-1673,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carolina de la Guardia Aug 17, 2013.

 

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Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I have found, when working cucumbers, that one should Always use the same number bobbin for the worker, and the central passive crosses from one side to the other - always in the same direction, - i'e #2 for the worker and #3 for the passive…"
Wednesday
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Jo - It is great fun to watch you working through this problem."
Tuesday
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Yes, I'd worked this out for myself! Remember that I haven't much experience of Beds. My main aim was to reduce the amount of pairs, and I thought that if (in a way) I took  the pair from the headside through the trail to "bounce…"
Tuesday
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"You have done very well, sorting out that pricking. Well done. I agree with Lorelei on the points she makes, and her diagrams etc are excellent (far superior to anything I can come up with!!) This is an interesting discussion. A pattern can finish…"
Tuesday
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Your pattern is nice and regular. Well done. However I have some suggestions. In the blue area I would not take the edge plaits/braids all the way to the 2nd trail. I would make some of those connections kiss stitches or cucumber tallies. And your…"
Monday
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"This actually a fairly complex Beds pattern, you have done very well for someone without a lot of experience. I am more timid that you. However there is a problem area. In the image below I have surrounded the problem area in red. You have worked it…"
Monday
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Not quite sure I like it. I know very little about Beds, so was more or less making things up as I went along. I'm going to have another go....But this first attempt has shown me why the initial pattern was unmarked. It means you could have…"
Monday
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Here's the pattern:  "
Monday
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"My first attempt:"
Monday
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"That's brilliant! Exactly right. Thank you so much!  I do find it weird that they hadn't marked the tallies - you would have thought that would have helped in working it. Yes, I had worked out that I'd got the headside slightly…"
May 14
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Yes, I agree with Lorelei, - Beds pattern, but without the usual markings.   They used plaits (legs) or tatties to jump between trails, usually , and legs to hold the footside onto a trail. They sometimes put square tallies instead of the…"
May 13
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Margaret Turner also has a similar one in her BEDFORDSHIRE LACE PATTERNS, Ruth Bean, 1986. Pattern 35 page 27 Also look at Barbara Underwood INTRODUCING TRADITIONAL BEDFORDSHIRE LACE IN 20 LESSONS, Ruth Bean 1993. Plate 11 page 62. It is simpler…"
May 13
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"the photo to go with the pattern below I would recommend printing out several enlarged copies of your pattern and the one below. I think there may be more than one way to interpret the pattern. But the choices are tallies or kiss stitches, and how…"
May 13
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion How would this pattern be worked? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Jo - It is definitely a Bedfordshire lace. I found a very similar piece in Valerie Harris's THE LAVENDON COLLECTION OF BOBBIN LACE PATTERNS. Dryad, London, 1987.  pages 69 and 70. I have been trying to scan it for you, but my scanner is…"
May 13
Jo Edkins added a discussion to the group Bobbinlace Beginners
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How would this pattern be worked?

This is an old pattern which I got with a straw filled roller pillow. No annotations! It's Bedford, I think - bought in Cambridge which was on the edge of the Bedford…See More
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Jo Edkins commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Well, it was self-published, so I don't know if congratulations are relevant!"
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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, collector, lace historian
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Torchon, Downton, Bucks Point, English Midland
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Various - when I have time!
Your personal website, if you have one.
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I got fascinated by bobbin lace when 5 years old seeing a lacemaker in Bruges. I taught myself to make lace from books a couple of decades ago. I made a website with free patterns for lace, plus how to make lace, because I found it so hard myself to learn from books.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
I have written two e-books, available from Amazon. I'm afraid that you can only read them using a Kindle or something with a Kindle app, such as an iPad. They are:
How to make Bobbin Lace
Bobbin Lace Stitches and Techniques - a reference book of the basics

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At 4:51pm on January 18, 2018, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo - the lace identification additions to your website are very well done. A real plus and a good resource.

At 3:00pm on April 6, 2013, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo:  your advertisement is in exactly the right place.

At 5:50pm on April 5, 2013, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo, I have an answer.  There are 2 places you can post notices about your ebooks.  And I think you should use both.

First:  Everyone has the option of posting a permanent link to books they have written.

Look in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  There is a box with your name on it.  Click on SETTINGS.  That takes you to your profile page.  It contains all your answers to the sign-up questions.  Look at the last question.  It asks about books you have written, and where they may be obtained.  You can add the titles of your books there, along with links to the website.

You can go to that page and edit anything you have posted there, at any time.  If you write more books, you can add them.  Don't forget to SAVE.

Second:

We have a discussion in FORUM, which will be there permanently.  It is about our members wanting to buy or wanting to sell.  You can post a comment there describing your books.    http://laceioli.ning.com/forum/topics/sugestion-marketplace-exchange  

You can post links to the website where they may be obtained.

At 5:37pm on April 5, 2013, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo

Absolutely you can advertize your ebooks here on laceioli.  Let me think a few hours about the best way to do it.

At 2:06pm on February 8, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo and Devon

Jo I had thought you might have more contact with individual students.  What might that will use Devon's ideas as well, would be for me to start a discussion which will include Jo's url in its description.  And I'll explain how anyone who wants help with her lesson material can put the questions there.  Once I get it set up, you might want to put  a direct link to that particular discussion onto your website, inviting those using your work to ask their questions in our discussion area.  This is an opportunity to CREATE more back and forth with students using your site.

At 6:11pm on February 7, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo, you are definitely allowed to mention your website.  But we already have included it among our ONLINE RESOURCES page in the BEGINNERS group.  I want to offer you the opportunity to use our site to converse with your students, whenever they contact you with questions.  They would have to join laceioli in order to be able to ask questions.  And all of their questions and your answers would be public.

My question now is what is the best way to set this up.  I could set up a separate group for those using your website.  Or I could create a DISCUSSION in the BEGINNERS GROUP devoted to your website and conversations about it.  I can also set up some links on the opening page of laceioli to make your section easy to find. 

I would like it to be possible for other experienced lacemakers also to answer questions about material on your website, if they are so inclined and if you don't object.

At 2:34pm on February 7, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo

I've told you before that I think your lace lessons, with those cute little animated stitches, are wonderful.  If you want to use laceioli to communicate with your students about details they are having trouble with, please do.  Just tell your students to join and you can have back and forth communication with them, with pictures.  Please visit our BOBBINLACE BEGINNGERS group.  We have only just started so there isn't much to see just yet.  I'm trying to set up a lesson for braided/plaited lace, but it isn't ready yet.

Lorelei Halley    aka    "ioli"

At 12:34pm on February 7, 2012, Tatman said…

Jo,

Welcome.  Please read all the NOTES.  They 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.

Mark, aka Tatman(co-administrator)

 
 
 

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