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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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Jo Edkins replied to Dee Dove's discussion Hello all.... in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Now you'll have to try a pattern! This one is extremely simple, and it means you'll learn about footsides. http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/pat3.htm Footsides are the straight edge of lace - where you sew it onto material. They are shown…"
Jul 4
Jo replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"That is exactly one of the purposes of GroundForge: make variations on existing grounds. Morphing is one parameter, when following the link to tread/pair diagrams you can vary stitches for a neutral morph. With the thread diagrams you can analyse…"
Jul 2
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Someone on the Lace Identification forum has told me of Gertrude Whiting''s index! https://www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/whiting.jpg You probably knew about that, (I didn't!) I'm repeating it here in case anyone is…"
Jul 2
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"Sorry, I don't feel like linking to the thread patterns. Partly because I am exhausted! As people have said, it's quite a lot of work. Figuring out which pattern corresponded to which thread pattern (for 145 patterns!) would be too much…"
Jul 2
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"I hadn't found the index! I knew the alphabetical one was at the back of the last pdf of the first link, and when using the book, I had to jump from the index to guessing which pdf that page number was in... And pdfs are, frankly, not the best…"
Jul 2
Jo replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
Jul 2
Jo replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"Must have been quite a job. Nevertheless, would it be an idea to add links like for example A5 or directly to the page with thread diagrams? "
Jul 2
Lagartija replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"That is wonderful! Thank you for making that effort!"
Jul 1
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"That was what I felt. On the index page I've said "Sometimes I add my own comments to a page. Some of the names seem a little odd to me - for example her Rose ground (page 118) is what I would call Honeycomb. My Rose ground is her Virgin…"
Jul 1
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Terminology is always a problem. I know that her book is famous. I would hesitate to take her names as absolute. Not because she is wrong, but because the lace world has moved on considerably since her book was written and there has been so very…"
Jun 30
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"A lot of work went into creating that index. Very useful."
Jun 30
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"By the way, how reliable is Gertrude Whiting? My instinct is that this book is very useful, since it associates old bobbin lace style names with real photos (and so many of them!) There were one or two oddities, such as her idea of rose ground…"
Jun 29
Maureen Bromley replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"Thank you. A lot of work which is very much appreciated."
Jun 29
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Indexes for 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting in the group Identification-History
"Brilliant!  Thank you. I Love the cross & twisting bobbins making the tally!  You are SO clever to get these moving diagrams. Wonderful!!"
Jun 28
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Jo - putting that up was a lot of work. Thanks. Very useful."
Jun 28
Barbara Gordon replied to Jo Edkins's discussion I've put 'A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors' by Gertrude Whiting on my website, with decent indexes in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I found a folder and both of them fit in them just fine.  At least I don't have to keep taking them our of the plastic all the time.  I'll still be checking into the site that you posted.  That's easier to read and it…"
Jun 28

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

Jo:  your advertisement is in exactly the right place.

At 5:50pm on April 5, 2013, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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