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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
"I notice that your bobbins aren't spangled (having those attractive beads on). The beads aren't necessary and spangling is a bit of a nuisance when you're aching to get started! So use them as they are. You can always spangle them…"
May 20
Jo Edkins replied to Dee Dove's discussion Hello all.... in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"You have find my website useful once you get started: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm It has animations of the stitches, grounds, etc, which you can watch, or step through. Also lots of patterns, including simple ones for beginners. Good…"
May 19
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Reseau in Pat Earnshaw's Dictionary of Lace query in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Jo - my last answer wasn't very helpful. But I have done some work to get diagrams which may help with the "partridge eye" ground/filling. First, modern Flanders and Binche teachers/designers identify different classes of fancy…"
May 16
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Reseau in Pat Earnshaw's Dictionary of Lace query in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Stitches and names are always a problem. But here is my contribution. Mechlin and Droschel are both stacks of half stitches, with no pin used to align the ground in either one. Mechlin is a stack of 4 half stitches -- ctctctct.  Droschel is a…"
May 9
Jo Edkins added a discussion to the group Bobbinlace Beginners
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Reseau in Pat Earnshaw's Dictionary of Lace query

Sorry for long post!I'm trying to sort out different names for known lace stitches and grounds, and along the way, hoping to learn some new lace grounds!At present, I'm trying to make sense of one entry in A Dictionary of Lace by Pat Earnshaw. Under the entry for Reseau, she is saying essentially that this is 'ground'. For bobbin lace, she gives a fixed number of reseaux, and doesn't mention several that I know about. Still, I am assuming that she is talking about historic lace, and identifying…See More
May 9
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"There are probably more names - but those are the 5 that  I know - and have heard used!! Looking at the history of the craft, it sprang up in so many places, and in those days the 'ordinary' people did not travel far, - 10 miles…"
May 4
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"workers, walkers, weaver, leader, runners. delicious. Having all the names in one place.   I no longer think in terms of the name of a stitch, but what movements it consists of. "
May 4
Marisa replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Looks good! And as you say, it all results in lace, which is the main goal. :)"
May 3
Marisa replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"And even within the same country, depending what part you're in, the stitch might be named differently! It's the same issue you mentioned with the whole/cloth stitch. Among Spanish lacemakers, I've seen people call CTC whole…"
May 3
Marisa replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"That's a great approach, and how I like to look at things too. I try to be consistent and look at the structure of what I'm working on, and that keeps me from going crazy trying to remember twists etc."
May 3
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Glad I picked that up, for you!! I think originally (late 1970s), it was called Whole stitch for CTC.,  then we started to get other information from overseas, and some teachers from Europe, and then they told us Whole Stitch was CTCT, - - so…"
Apr 30
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Arrgghh! You're quite right. I was thinking "Well, if the second went over one way, then surely it must go under the other". But of course it's a different thread... (If that makes sense). I've corrected it. I had a horrible…"
Apr 30
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Jo - I feel there is an error in your describing the Twist  near the top of the page (link) Twist -- You say:-twists where the first thread goes over the second, and the third goes over the fourth. These basic units are referred to as ...…"
Apr 29
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Thank you everyone! I've written my new webpage of the different traditions: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/otctvtc.htm As you can see, I've quoted some of the above! Very useful."
Apr 29
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Ah! This is getting a bit off the discussion, but do the Australians tend to use the British techniques (footside on right, CT) or the Continental way (footside on left, TC)? Or is there a mixture? And what is the history of lace in Australia? Is…"
Apr 29
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I learned the CTC way, but was taught (by Christine Springett, I think, ) to use the TC method when working the legs/plaits in Beds Lace. I understood the TCT way was Continental, and the CTC was English. I accepted that, as the English have the…"
Apr 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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