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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 commented on Administrator's group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I call it a scallop, because the ridges look like a scallop to me. I didn't learn that from anyone, but I read about a scallop in early Dutch lace (without an explanation) and immediately thought "I'll call this headside a…"
Monday
Jo Edkins replied to Cathy Wesemann's discussion Hello in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Have you used your new kit yet? Do you have enough patterns? There are some simple (and free!) Torchon lace patterns on my website: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm There's explanation on how to do the various stitches, etc. as well."
Dec 28, 2016
Jo Edkins replied to Meredith Andrew's discussion Bridal veil ? in the group Identification-History
"I think you ought to write down now, what you DO know, and put it with the piece. Each generation assumes that their knowledge will last! Write the name of your great grandmother, and her dates if you know them, plus any other information, and her…"
Sep 20, 2016
Jo Edkins replied to Meredith Andrew's discussion Bridal veil ? in the group Identification-History
"There are types of hand embroidery on machine net. Limerick lace is an example. But there is also machine embroidery on machine net. This isn't bobbin lace or needlepoint, which are the two crafts most often called lace. But the term lace…"
Sep 20, 2016
Jo Edkins replied to Dawn Ellis's discussion Got my new roller pillow... in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
" You can work with unspangled bobbins, if you're itching to start. Lots of lacemaking cultures do, after all."
Aug 25, 2016
Jo Edkins replied to Dawn Ellis's discussion Got my new roller pillow... in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I've worked pieces where the pattern is longer than the roller. What I do is pin the top of the pattern firmly to the roller, plus perhaps a bit of the sides at the start. Make sure that it's lined up properly! Tuck the rest of the…"
Aug 25, 2016
Nancy M. Terselic replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Depending on the pattern I'm working, it's not unusual for me to be putting sets of bobbins over the back of my bolster to keep them out of the way while I'm working a different section.  I can keep them in order…"
May 9, 2016
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Sandra Please post the photo among our PHOTOS. The NOTES explain how to do that. Look at the one called "PHOTOS". Then we can find it in the future, and it will be searchable."
May 8, 2016
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I have seen some Bengian pillows with a drawer underneath, also."
May 8, 2016
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"The side teeth are ingenious. I haven't seen that aspect before."
May 8, 2016
Sandra Figg replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Now she tells me there is more!    Look what is under the cushion:"
May 8, 2016
Jo Edkins replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Lovely picture, and pillow. Yes, fascinating!"
May 8, 2016
Sandra Figg replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Rosemary Robertson has graciously given me permission to share a pic of her wonderful bolster pillow, that originally came from Puerto Rico.    She was lucky enough to come by it from her lace guild, where a former lacer donated it, who…"
May 8, 2016
Jo Edkins replied to Dawn Ellis's discussion Introduction and question in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace Re free patterns on the web, can I put in a plug for my website, above ? They are all my own designs, mostly Torchon with some Bucks Point. Free for anyone to use, or copy as they choose, including on IOLI, of course,…"
May 6, 2016
Sandra Figg replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I see videos where they are working wide pieces, but they never work the width across     The inside is filled with flowers and stems and curves and they are working isolated sections at a time,…"
May 5, 2016
Administrator replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Working a stitch in the hands rather than on the pillow in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I think most of the laces worked on bolster shaped pillows, with the palms up method, were tape laces, which often use only 6 pairs, or 11 at most. That would make it easier to control the bobbins. I do think the important thing is to do what works…"
May 5, 2016

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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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