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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 Carolyn Wetzel's discussion Lace maker? in the group Identification-History
"I see what you mean. But isn't the pattern pinned across the pillow? That was why I thought that the other adult was the lacemaker."
May 30
Jo Edkins replied to Carolyn Wetzel's discussion Lace maker? in the group Identification-History
"It could be. It looks like a domed pillow, and there seem to be pins there. You can see the pattern (as dots) and possibly the lace, if it's black.  The woman is showing a girl how to make lace, I assume. My queries are - what is the woman…"
May 30
Jo Edkins replied to Rosa's discussion Very new here in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"I have a website http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm It tells you about equipment, and how to wind your bobbins, do the stitches, etc. There are some beginner patterns, with detailed instructions. I know that people have learned to make…"
Apr 6
Jo Edkins left a comment for Lorelei Halley Administrator
"OK. Hope your computer works better!"
Feb 5
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Jo Edkins
"Jo I did receive your message, but have not yet corrected it on laceioli. Since Christmas eve I have had half my apartment in darkness. Every time I tried to use my computer everything went dark, and I was afraid to damage the memory. So I have been…"
Feb 5
Jo Edkins left a comment for Lorelei Halley Administrator
"I tried to send you a message about my websites, which have changed their web addresses. They used to be http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htmhttp://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/collection/index.htmThey are…"
Feb 5
Jo Edkins replied to Sarah's discussion Identification Help in the group Identification-History
"I would say - certainly machine made. You can see thinner threads going from left to right, with the thicker threads going up and down."
Dec 7, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Arlene Cohen's discussion Lace coasters in the group Identification-History
"Compare this:http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/collection/lace121.htmThat was described to me as Flanders lace, and the date as late 19th to early 20th c. The pattern on my piece is called "the ape" and several variants of that pattern…"
Dec 2, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Rachel Graf's discussion Help identifying this handmade lace in the group Identification-History
"I'm tempted to say that this is chemical lace (Schiffli Lace) because the thin lines seem a bit coggly. I'm not an expert, though. Here are some more Schiffi lace:http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/collection/needlemac.htmIf I'm right,…"
Dec 1, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Rosemary Houston's discussion Normandy Lace Identification in the group Identification-History
"I'm not an expert! So I can't date it for you. Wikipedia has a bit about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_laceThat says that the Schiffi machines came in late 19C. You can tell Chemical lace because the threads look fuzzy.…"
Nov 11, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Rosemary Houston's discussion Normandy Lace Identification in the group Identification-History
"My guess is Chemical Lace (sometimes referred to as Schiffli Lace). See http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/collection/needlemac.htm"
Nov 9, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Jeanne B's discussion Machine, Needle or Bobbin Lace? in the group Identification-History
"Wow! Brilliant! Isn't the web wonderful!By the way, I think the actual knotting process starts about 2 mins in (maybe 2:10). The first 2 mins is all about prewinding and twisting the thread. Then, about 2:10 in, they show the knotting process.…"
Oct 28, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Jeanne B's discussion Machine, Needle or Bobbin Lace? in the group Identification-History
"I tried putting a search key of "machine for making netting" into Google images, and got lots of fun websites! https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/dubai-curtain-velvet-fabric-net-making_60072356436.htmlThis is quite fun. Scroll down for…"
Oct 28, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Jeanne B's discussion Machine, Needle or Bobbin Lace? in the group Identification-History
"Nets are not necessarily for craft use. There are fishing nets, for example. That would be much heavier, of course. But browsing on the web, I found bird…"
Oct 27, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Jeanne B's discussion Machine, Needle or Bobbin Lace? in the group Identification-History
"It seems quite a lot of work to do a a mistake! Perhaps this was amateur work. I think that filet lace was one of the recognised hobbies, and getting thickness of thread wrong is a common amateur error. Or you could say that it isn't a…"
Oct 24, 2018
Jo Edkins replied to Jeanne B's discussion Machine, Needle or Bobbin Lace? in the group Identification-History
"If you sewed your lace onto material (as opposed to an edge or filling a hole), then its fineness wouldn't matter. The structure of the lace would be supported by the material, and it would be kept in place by the sewing. The sewing…"
Oct 23, 2018

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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 February 5, 2019, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Jo
I did receive your message, but have not yet corrected it on laceioli. Since Christmas eve I have had half my apartment in darkness. Every time I tried to use my computer everything went dark, and I was afraid to damage the memory. So I have been offline for most of January. Just 2 days ago I decided to move my whole computer desk to another wall where I do have reliable power. I wasn't ignoring you (don't ever think that), I just couldn't go online to fix your links. I will do that before the week ends.
Lorelei

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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