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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 sponsor award.  

Really want…


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.

Looks great with the contrast purple with the…

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 came to me, practice your needle tatting and make flowers and give…


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

Romanian Needle lace teacher

I am interested in finding out if there is a Romanian needle lace teacher in the USA?

Added by Karen Hickman on September 2, 2015 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments

Largest Bobbin Lace - in Portugal!

News - August 2nd 2015 - Guinness World Record set!

This is a 'read more about it'  is the YouTube - Please…


Added by Patty Foley on August 12, 2015 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Carollyn's tatting blog

Carollyn's tatting Blog  just click on title and it will send you to this

Added by Carollyn Brown on July 27, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Links to 2 of my blogs of my embroidery & lace etc;


Hope you enjoy viewing my work. Love viewing all of yours!

Added by Lynette Hale on April 2, 2015 at 10:07pm — No Comments

The Guild of Needlelaces Annual Lace Day and AGM 10th October 2015

The Guild of Needlelaces is holding its Annual Lace Day and AGM on the 10th October 2015 10.a.m to 4.p.m. at Harvey Road School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green Hertfordshire WD3 3BN UK.   Admission is £4.00 and there is free parking with tea and coffee available all day.    However please bring a packed lunch.  The workshops available this year are Ruskin Lace with Anne Weston, Tenerife Lace with Rosemary Turner and A Free standing Snowdrop with Judith Bailey.    The workshops are £10.00 each…


Added by Maureen Bromley on March 30, 2015 at 4:11am — No Comments

Trials and tribulations of a beginner....

Hi everyone! Just wanted to use my first blog to introduce myself, and sort of state where I currently am on my lace making adventure.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Bruges for four days. Amazing place, really beautiful! But with one major problem. every other shop there is a lace shop, and I was wandering around going 'I want to learn to make this!!' By the end of the second day there, I gave in and went onto Amazon and bought the House of Dorchester Lace-making kit, which arrived… Continue

Added by Averil White on March 13, 2015 at 2:59am — 1 Comment

Pictures of lace

In my small town a founding families home is now a small museum. They display some of Mrs. Borst's clothing. I was thrilled to find these dresses. I was told she ordered her clothing from overseas. I know the black dress has some type of tape lace and the other piece is Irish crochet. I am not sure on the blue dress what type it is , can someone tell me? Also how old does does magazines have to be for the copyright to no longer be valid. I have several old magazines. The one I am holding in…


Added by Rosemarie Chapman on March 7, 2015 at 5:10pm — 4 Comments

My activity at this site

I just 're-discovered' this group/blog/website/ or whatever it is again today.  Please be advised that I rarely have the time to pop into all the sites that I would like to.  Thus, if you want to get in touch with me, email me at:

You can also keep up with what I'm doing via my website:


Karen Bovard

The ShuttleSmith

Omaha, NE

Added by Karen Bovard on February 2, 2015 at 10:33am — No Comments

Bobbin lace hat

You know how sometimes the obvious hits you? That happened to me last night. I realized that my Mom's 60th birthday is coming up in 10days. What to give for such an important milestone to a person who loves hats? Of course a hat. Many many years ago my Mom bought me a pricking for a hat. But I never got around to making it, after all it is quite the undertaking. But last night I pulled it out, taped it together and put the first part on the pillow. There are three parts the top, sides, and the… Continue

Added by Dagmar Beckel-Machyckova on January 3, 2015 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments


To all our members -- a happy new year in 2015. May your threads never break.

Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on January 1, 2015 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Guild of Needlelaces AGM 11th October 2014

The Guild of Needlelaces has now held its Lace Day and AGM for this year.    They had workshops, troubleshooters to help with problems and an exhibition on display, just to mention a few.   Although I could not attend the event, I have seen several reports which makes me envious that I was not there.     If you want to read more about the event, then click onto Needlelacetalk or the Guild of Needlelaces website where…


Added by Maureen Bromley on October 16, 2014 at 3:51am — 3 Comments

Needlelace Designs and Techniques by Catherine Barley

A reminder that the above book will be on sale at Wolds Lacemakers Lace Day on the 27th September at Cottingham Road Baptist Church Chanterlands Avenue Hull HU5 4AY UK.  Entrance fee is £3.50 and there is  parking available.   But bring a packed lunch.  We will also be having a talk on needlelace in the afternoon by Anne Weston of Needlepaws on 21st Contemporary Lace as well as a talk in the morning on Ripon Lace (Yorkshire)  by Mary Moseley and Avril Edmondson.     Suppliers will be in…


Added by Maureen Bromley on September 12, 2014 at 3:39am — No Comments

Guild of Needlelaces AGM 11th October 2014

The Guild of Needle Laces is trying something different for its annual open day and AGM this year on Saturday 11th October 2014 at Harvey Road School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, WD3 3BN from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

The theme of the day is 'A Needlelace Experience' where members of the Guild  and the public can share their needlelace experience.

There will be three workshops tutored by some of our best needlelacers. The workshops will run all day and must be booked in…


Added by Maureen Bromley on August 5, 2014 at 4:10am — No Comments

Interviews and articles on my lace ground research

My research work on bobbin lace grounds was recently featured in some local media:

Torch Alumni Magazine (page 8 of 2014 Spring Issue)

Interview on CBC radio show North by North West (starts at 23:50 in recording)…


Added by Veronika Irvine on May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

TV interview slated for April 21st - loving our lace

It's done - well almost done - on April 21st is the taping of the tv program Common Sense Connecticut. I will be interviewed for 30 minutes on Lace!  While it is a local tv station, once it is uploaded everyone will be able to tune in via the internet.

Does anyone have any additional questions I can give the interviewer ??  He doesn't think we could talk about lace for 30 minutes.....  I told him I could talk about it for 30 days!

Thanks in advance !  I'll post the link as soon…


Added by Patty Foley on April 8, 2014 at 10:00pm — 19 Comments

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