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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 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."
7 hours ago
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…"
9 hours ago
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…"
18 hours ago
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I also do half stitch as TC, since I learned from Doris Southard's book. I have the impression that countries that use a bolster, rather than a cookie, flat, or roller insert pillow tend to do it TC rather than CT. But I also have the…"
19 hours ago
Marisa replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Thank you, I'll have a look this weekend! I do twist before going into a diamond, yes. Basically any time I'm moving from a ground section into a motif. I also (and this is something a fellow Spaniard recommended, but I don't know…"
20 hours ago
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Right! Thank you. That makes sense. It's interesting to figure out the pros and cons of both systems. For example, cross-twisters have to be careful to twist passives after something like a cloth diamond or fan, but twist-crossers don't,…"
21 hours ago
Marisa replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Starting lace stitches with a twist in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I'm a twist-crosser (as far as I know, Spanish lacemakers in general are). Cloth stitch is CTC for us, same as for cross-twisters."
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Starting lace stitches with a twist

I gather that certain lace traditions do a half stitch as TC rather than CT. They describe this as "starting lace stitches with a twist". But how do they do cloth stitch (CTC)? I can't figure out how that could start with a twist. Is this way of making lace in fact "all lace stitches except cloth stitch start with a twist, but cloth stitch is CTC"?I want to put this in my website, but obviously I'd like to get it right!See More
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Veronika Irvine replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Actually I think there are several grounds in Grunde mit System that are very similar to chequerboard: Here are the instructions for three of them: In diamond, pins are on the inside of the corners. 3013: 1,2: TCT3: C-P-TC4,5,6:…"
Apr 13
Veronika Irvine replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Yes. I can post it when I get home from work in about 10 hours."
Apr 13
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Do you have a CT description of that ground?"
Apr 13
Veronika Irvine replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I think this is very similar to  ground 3019 in Grunde mit System by Ute Ulrich.  The only difference I can see is the pinning and the cross/twists in the corners."
Apr 13
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Marisa Your sample looks good. Jo I love your new web page, especially the animated stitches! Great work !!! Lorelei"
Apr 4
Marisa replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"That looks lovely! And you just reminded me that I forgot to include a photo of my finished sampler, so here goes:"
Apr 4
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion What is ''punto monja"? in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"For those of you who have been following this discussion, I have now updated my website with an explanation of how to do "punto de ajedrez", which I call Chequerboard ground:  http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/grcheq.htmand how to do…"
Apr 4
Jo Edkins commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I meant - did you actually have a specific problem with making your lace (as opposed to not finding a lace group locally)?"
Mar 31

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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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