Robin DeSpain
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  • Provo, UT
  • United States

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As I spend my Birthday money I'm am stuck once again as the crazy high prices of some lace books.  The two Milanese books by Patricia Read are now going for $750 - $850.  I don't know of any lace…Continue

Tags: tatting shuttles, lace pillows, lace tools, lace bobbins, lace equipment for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karla Barraza Dec 16, 2014.

Hiding Ends
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I have been tatting for a long time and can hide my ends quite well.  Bobbin lace is a whole other thing.  Most of what I've done is tape lace and you just sort of tuck the threads under and starch…Continue

Tags: thread, sewings, finishing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Administrator Oct 17, 2012.

Thread change vs altering pricking
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I would love advise on a thread issue I'm having.  There are a couple Milanese patter I want to do.  The instructions say Copley Marshall 80.  I don't have that thread nor can I find it.  Frankly I…Continue

Tags: size, thread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karla Barraza Oct 9, 2012.


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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, lace teacher
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
tatting, Idrija, Milanese. some crochet, & needle lace
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Other kinds of bobbin, Pag, Knitting.
Your blog, if you have one
Tell us more about your lace interests.
Just love making lace. I don't care if it's the "correct" or the "traditional" way to do it. As PattyD once said, "the knot doesn't care how it's made".
For me lace is about enjoying my time and making something beautiful out of a bit of thread and patience.

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The Comfort of Lace

Lace has been a wonderful distraction and comfort this last week.  My father died suddenly.  The whole clan came together and we got things done, but I found that I needed quiet time in order to deal with my loss. DH made sure I got it (and that I ate). He's a saint!

As I found moments here and there I would pull out my tatting or if at home I would sit and work at my pillow.  I was surprised at how much a comfort I felt in the simple act of moving pairs back and forth or the flow of…


Posted on January 15, 2013 at 3:20pm — 6 Comments

Thank You Father Chrsitmas!

Had a low key Christmas  - illness will do that.  But, in amongst the Avenger's Lego set and the stunning jewelry DH gave me I found 30 new bobbins to be spangled.  I shall now have to brave the Boxing day crowds to get proper spangling beads.

I may have to try and design an Loki / Avengers lace piece - just for a challenge.

I hope the holidays were pleasant for everyone.

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

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At 6:06pm on February 9, 2012, Administrator said…


Welcome.  The policies here are much the same as for NEEDLELACETALK, except that we accept any form of handmade lace.  Nice to have you.  Contact me if you have questions.

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