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Needle and Threads Sizes

If you are curious how thread size affects needle lace projects, check out my post.

Added by Victoria Ong on November 12, 2018 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Back to doing bobbin lace...

My lace group is doing a two Saturday retreat where some are getting more advanced and other's as myself are just getting back into doing it again.  So far we had a great time and made progress with our work.  I myself got back into again without to much of a problem.  Just a little slow in the beginning, but then I was right back on track with it.



Added by Barbara Gordon on April 15, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments



I am resolving to finish 2 projects I have set up. One is a Binche learning piece, which is quite difficult for me. I am intimidated by it. The 2nd is a floral Bucks which I intend to decorate a purse. (Enlarged and worked in thick thread so it will hold up to use) This one also intimidates me. I have been using my cat as an excuse, but he has calmed down.  I keep on thinking of simple projects that won't take a lot of…


Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 31, 2017 at 9:23pm — 6 Comments

I'm ready to get going on my lace making...

After my total hip and PT for that, then more PT for my neck again, as it wasn't doing to good at all, I have now hit a time when it is almost over.  I still have some dry needling done on my neck, but I am doing pretty good.   I now want to get my book out and get going.  

I have no instructor so it will be just me and the things I've learned about bobbin lace already, which I think/hope is enough.   My patterns are printed out now all I have to do is clear a pillow.  I have to…


Added by Barbara Gordon on July 2, 2017 at 9:31pm — 4 Comments

I finally finished!

Or "How I learned a lot"…


Added by Leslie Edens on May 29, 2017 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Still dreaming about Hinojosa Lace...‏..

Had a total hip replacement on December 27th with some minor complications like an infection.  Having plenty of in home PT and visiting nurses.  I must be getting better because now I'm thinking about Hinojosa Lace again.  To see my Dr this morning to find out the next move and I'm getting antsy..!

Added by Barbara Gordon on January 24, 2017 at 2:38am — 4 Comments


Wishing a happy holiday season to all our members. May your new year be full of lace.

Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 24, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Just to let you know.....

I've had surgery on my neck last Tuesday the 24th.   Lots of arthritis.  He had to take out each disc, clean it up, put it back in with new spacer bars between them.  Right doesn't feel good at all...!!  Lots of pain today, must be healing...ha, ha!

Hope to get back into things in maybe a week or so...I hope.  Will be thinking of all the projects your doing and I'm not...!

Later friends...


I still want to make this…


Added by Barbara Gordon on August 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Hinojosa Lace...‏

I've seen and heard enough now about the Hinojosa Lace that I have ordered one of the books on it.  Spanish braid lace "Witchstitch" I is the one that I've ordered.  Thanks to Carolina's site I was able to see some of what is in this one ahead of time and the other books also.  Not making any promises here, but I want to make that one stitch and because of that I made some advancement.   I was told that the one stitch I want to do could be made in some of the Milanese Lace, but why not…


Added by Barbara Gordon on June 16, 2016 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

New group on Facebook--for UFOs

Some of us have started a group on Facebook for those of us challenged by UFOs--UnFinished Objects. The group is the Craft UFOs Support Group:  "Craft" in the name is our indication that craftsmen in all areas are welcome, although since it was started by lacemakers, there are mostly lacemakers in it right now. However, many lacemakers have already confessed to closets full of…


Added by Nancy A. Neff on January 10, 2016 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit until Jan 10, 2016

Exhibit titled:  Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution 1520-1620

This exhibit is well worth seeing if you have a couple of hours in New York City.   I was lucky to be in NYC for a long weekend and enjoyed viewing this exhibit. My husband found the entire exhibit very interesting and he is not a lacer!  It is only 2 galleries and the items are beautiful to view.   If the Christmas Tree is still up - that is special to see as well.   

Exhibit has only a…


Added by Chris Brill-Packard on January 3, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments


Happy New Year, Everybody! May your threads never break.

Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 31, 2015 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Ohio Workshop April 15- 17, 2016; Louise Colgan teaching MIlanese & Bedfordshire


Louise Colgan will be teaching Milanese and Bedfordshire lace east of Cleveland, OH, April 15 - 17, 2016.  A few spaces are available.  Contact with questions.  See…


Added by Katherine Dunlevey on November 28, 2015 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Kniplings Festival in Tonder, Denmark June 3-5, 2016

Is anyone planning on attending the Kniplings Festival in Tonder, Denmark, June 3 - 5, 2016?  I'm also planning on registering for the workshop June 6-10.  If anyone else is attending or has attended in the past, I'd love to hear from them.  thank you, Katherine

Added by Katherine Dunlevey on November 22, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments

switching isp

Today I am going to switch to another internet service provider. If there are glitches I may disappear temporarily. Just so let you know, if I go suddenly silent.


Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on November 4, 2015 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Irish Crochet Motifs...

It has been quite a while since I have done any crochet work, but my group got together this past weekend to learn more on Irish Crochet.  I didn't follow through with it before, but when I saw what they were going to do, I just had to go and I'm glad I did.  I have finished my first Irish Crochet flower head.  I had to leave for a 70th Anniversary for my Aunt and Uncle who are both in there 90's, and I couldn't miss that.  I then went back in time to get started on the leave. 



Added by Barbara Gordon on October 29, 2015 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Hinojosa patterns

I have a Spanish pillow. I would like to purchase a couple of patterns on the cardboard that is used in Spain and Portugal. I have 2 of them, but no pictures of the finished laces. I have tried to buy online from a Spanish vendor, but link crashes when I try to enter my credit card info.

Are there any vendors in the US for these cardboard patterns with instructions and/or photos?

Has anyone seen the patterns in Marina Requeiro's book 'Hinojosa Lace'? $89.95 from Vansciver?

Added by Adele M Ward on September 28, 2015 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

Creative Arts 2015 - Big E - 3 of 3 Entries

This is my 3rd entry this year - Hearts Affair.

All shuttled tatted.  Tried a little bit of color and some beads to change it up some.  

Proud to say that this one got a 1st and a…


Added by Patty Foley on September 12, 2015 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Creative Arts 2015 - Big E - 2 of 3 Entries

Here's my 2nd of three pieces entered into the Lace event.

A simple collar or necklace - this either got a 1st or 2nd.  Results were not posted yet, I'll take either.   Looking forward to the judges critique.…


Added by Patty Foley on September 12, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Creative Arts 2015 - Big E - 1 of 3 Entries

This is one of my three entries for this year's Lace event at the Creative Arts/ Big E in Springfield MA  

My yellow flower project.  A couple of years ago, I found this variegated yellow thread that needed to have a project.  Thought…


Added by Patty Foley on September 12, 2015 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

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