Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have groups for all the kind of lace that you mention. Each group's opening page has a recommended book list. If you know of good books, not listed, please post a comment in that group and I will add your suggestion to the book list. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I will try to help.