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It's here! Intermediate and Advanced Patterns for Needle Lace!

This book builds on the previous book for beginners. Learn new techniques and more complex workings of Turkish needle lace by following twelve flower patterns and their variations!…


Added by Victoria Ong on October 7, 2019 at 6:48pm — No Comments

"Klöppeln mit Juliane" No 34 out now

Did you know that the lace magazine "Klöppeln mit Juliane" is also available in the US? Today I've sent a few copies of the latest issue to Scots Valley California. You can find some information about the content of this issue here on my blog page.

Added by Juliane on August 31, 2019 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

I'm checking in again. My hand is better and now usable.

I am still having some issures with my hand, but so far I have done some tatting, so thats good. I have a couple new books now too.  One in tatting and the other in bobbin lace.  I don't recall weather I posted the tatting one before or not.   Now to get moving on them.  I'm still a bit slower with my hand, but at least it's working.…


Added by Barbara Gordon on July 18, 2019 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Stars In My Eyes..

This is one of the snowflakes I tatted while in Florida.  I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in Snow White.  Brought it home to stiffen and she will get next time I go down.  The design is by Lacemakermom and I got it through Etsy.…


Added by Barbara Gordon on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Cappuccino Star

This is called Cappuccino Star designed by Renulek.  Used Lizbeth size 20, snow white thread.  Again, brought it home to stiffen it.  Will bring a bottle of stiffener with me next time I go down to Florida.…


Added by Barbara Gordon on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Learn Needle Lace in Chagrin Falls, Ohio March 30-31st!

I've been invite to teach needle lace by a group of lovely ladies in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. If you are interested in joining us for an all weekend class at the end of March, please send registration to Katherine Dunlevey, 11550 Colchester Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 

Hope to meet other lace…


Added by Victoria Ong on January 22, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

Learn Needle Lace and Other Fiber Arts at Midwest Fiber- Frolic!

If you've been interested in learning needle lace for some time, check out the Midwest Fiber- Frolic event in Milwaukee, or visit the Empty Bottle's Handmade Market in Chicago during the Spring.

Added by Victoria Ong on December 30, 2018 at 8:58am — No Comments

Left Handed, Right Handed - How To Approach Needle Lace

Hi All,

I wrote about the best thing to do if you are left handed, as most books and users including myself are right-handed.

Added by Victoria Ong on November 16, 2018 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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

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