Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one for BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS. In our BEGINNERS group you will find links to online tutorials by Jo Edkins and by myself, as well as book recommendations. There are some active lace guilds in Texas, but I'm not sure exactly where. The INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LACE, INC. has a website with links to local affiliated groups. http://www.internationalorganizationoflace.org/charterchapters.html There is a group in Dallas. I expect you will be able to find classes in your city. If you have any questions about laceioli, contact me and I'll try to help.