Loretta Holzberger
  • Female
  • Puyallup, WA
  • United States

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Loretta Holzberger replied to Meredith Andrew's discussion Bridal veil ? in the group Identification-History
"What a lovely piece, with such unusual framing.  Yes, it is machine made lace with hand embroidery on top.  It is sad to have lost the history, but it is still a treasure to enjoy.  "
Sep 20, 2016
Loretta Holzberger commented on Administrator's group Computer Aided Design
"I will also have my laptop with me too. See you there."
Jul 13, 2016
Loretta Holzberger commented on Administrator's group Computer Aided Design
"Let's aim to find each other at the teachers showcase Monday evening.  It is from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  Then we can decide there where we can get together afterward.  If no one is a teacher we can move on together before…"
Jul 13, 2016
Loretta Holzberger commented on Administrator's group Needle Lace
"Beautiful!  How large is it?  What fibers did you use?  "
May 8, 2016
Loretta Holzberger commented on Administrator's group Computer Aided Design
"I will be at the convention.  I use computer graphics for needle lace and embroidery, not bobbin lace patterns, but I'd be happy to share anything I can with you, Janet.  "
Apr 15, 2016
Loretta Holzberger commented on Administrator's group Computer Aided Design
"I'll recommend Corel Paint Shop Pro X8 or X7 or X6 if you can get one of them cheaper since the version changes aren't worth extra money.  This is a relatively inexpensive program and does an excellent job at photo corrections.…"
Feb 2, 2016
Loretta Holzberger commented on Administrator's group Computer Aided Design
"Rita, I just looked at your website, and I'm so impressed with your work and designs.  When I looked at your stitches instructions and drawings it looked like your drawings were hand done.  Is that correct?  Are you looking or a…"
Dec 16, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Annette Wilson's discussion Usig a computer to draw tatting designs. in the group Computer Aided Design
"Well, that makes a phone call a bit pricey.   Keep asking questions.  I'll try to help here on the forum.   "
Aug 14, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Annette Wilson's discussion Usig a computer to draw tatting designs. in the group Computer Aided Design
"Do you live in the US?  If so, perhaps we could both open Inkscape and talk on the phone while working through the process.  "
Aug 12, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Annette Wilson's discussion Usig a computer to draw tatting designs. in the group Computer Aided Design
"I may be able to help.  I have been having success tracing scanned line designs.  I just tried a very simple tatting diagram.  To make this, I used the Bezier drawing tool and made a triangle, click, click, click double click back at…"
Aug 10, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Jo's discussion overview of available/used software in the group Computer Aided Design
"I use Inkscape for doing embroidery designs, not bobbin lace so I'm not sure that this method would work, but it's worth a try.  First copy and save a grid or dot grid from one of the above websites where you can acquire a grid…"
May 19, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Jo's discussion overview of available/used software in the group Computer Aided Design
"Thank you Veronika, this is very helpful.  I'm liking Inkscape more and more.  Today I changed the use of the mouse wheel from scrolling up and down to zoom.  Since that is what I'm most accustomed to using the wheel for,…"
Apr 30, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Jo's discussion overview of available/used software in the group Computer Aided Design
"I'm learning more about using Inkscape and getting comfortable using it.  Can someone tell me if I can erase just parts of a layer with it?  If you look at the finished drawing above that I did in Paint Shop Pro, at one time the hex…"
Apr 29, 2015
Loretta Holzberger replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Query about machine lace. in the group Identification-History
"I'm not sure, but this could be "chemical" lace where the lace design was machine embroidered on a different fiber fabric,a and then immersed in a chemical bath that dissolved the original fabric.  What we are seeing is the trace…"
Oct 11, 2014
Loretta Holzberger replied to Jo Edkins's discussion Two more pieces I can't identify in the group Identification-History
".98 is definitely drawn thread work.  The wheels that you thought might be added afterwards are worked right on the piece.  Those threads that create the grid go from edge to edge of the piece, and then the Teneriffe type filling is worked…"
Sep 20, 2014
Loretta Holzberger replied to Veronika Irvine's discussion Using Inkscape to design lace in the group Computer Aided Design
"Thanks that was very helpful.  Can you talk about importing a scan, and then doing a vector drawing of it?  Do you do this on a new layer? "
Aug 30, 2014

Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, lace historian, lace teacher
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
needle lace and tatting
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
more detailed needle lace
Your personal website, if you have one.
http://www.lorettascustomstitchery.com
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I enjoy learning about the history of old laces, but I really enjoy making needle lace.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
Needlelace and Stumpwork, Contemporary Designs and Techniques for Dimensional Embroidery; A Needle Lace Bouquet; and contributed to Lace A Quick Guide to Identification by the Lace Arts Council for Education

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At 11:55pm on March 19, 2012, Administrator said…

Loretta

Welcome.  You already know the policies and the software from needlelacetalk.  The only difference is that this group includes ALL hand made lace.  Join whatever groups interest you.  Do you have any photos to post that we haven't seen on NLT.

Lorelei    aka     "ioli"

 
 
 

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