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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

Catherine Barley's reprint of her book is now available

Cathy's book 'Needlelace Designs and Techniques' has now been reprinted and is available direct from her at a price of £26.50 plus postage and packing.       Cathy's contact details are    This book contains lots of projects which have colour photographs as well as stitch instructions together with diagrams and lots of useful information.    This book is suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.  

Added by Maureen Bromley on March 5, 2014 at 8:10am — No Comments

Lace is Everywhere

Lace is Everywhere…


Added by Patty Foley on January 28, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

How to Clean a Lace Bridal Gown

Lace material, especially the lace that is used for bridal gowns, is difficult to clean without ruining. The material will stain easily if cleaned wrong, fall apart if cleaned with harsh chemicals or not retain the same softness and beauty the lace bridal gown was purchased for. If you're not going to take your bridal gown to a professional dry cleaner, there are very specific ways that you should clean it to ensure it isn't ruined.…


Added by lucy smith on December 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

The passing of 'Jan Stawasz'.....

I have just heard about the passing of Jan Stawasz on the 21st of this month, and I am in total shock.  

Such a talented man who had so many ideas and patterns to pass on to us all.  I have both of his books, and I am forever grateful that I had heard about him.   Only 66 years of age, and already gone.  

He will be greatly missed.  My prayers go out to him and his family.  I am sure…


Added by Barbara Gordon on November 28, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Weekend retreat doing Bucks Point lace....

We had our retreat at the Sienna Center in Racine, WI.   We have been going there now for a few years at least.  They surprised us with a brand new retreat building this nice!

There were about nine of us this year.  I have done Bucks Point before, but it's been a long time, and I could tell that my eyes have changed a bit.  Here are a few of our pillows taken during the first full day.  Having trouble getting these pictures to line up right.  One lady finished her strip, but…


Added by Barbara Gordon on October 31, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Copyright Issues

Dear Members

We must be aware of copyright issues.  Posting a whole pattern from a book written by someone else is a copyright violation.  There is an issue of "fair use".  But I'm not sure how, exactly, that is defined in our situation.  We can post patterns if the copyright is expired.  Recently we have seen several whole patterns posted from recent books or magazines and we really should not do that.  We try to talk to each other about how to work a particular pattern and we do…


Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Lace Embrace - Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Lacemaker’s Guild of Oklahoma will be holding their annual all-day event called Lace Embrace in a new location - the Student Center of Tri County Technology Center (TCTC) located at 6101 SE Nowata Road Each year on the first Saturday in October this event offers opportunities for the general public to come experience the LOVE of lace.  Lacemakers and…


Added by Paula J. Barnes on September 21, 2013 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Lace Links on Pinterest

LaceNews has started yet another activity - and it's not just a standard lace links page - I'm using Pinterest to identify internet sites, each with a photo, web pointer, and brief description. After only 4 days of working with this I have 29 'boards', or topic categories, and 309 pins representing individual web sites.  More are coming every day.  Pinterest account holders (a free service) can also…


Added by Laurie Waters on August 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments


I have made an album called Sonja's Lace and uploaded some lace I have made for you to see.


Added by Sonja Sillay on June 12, 2013 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Because I love cat

I have started making a cat designed by Ms Vla…


Added by Kaori on May 18, 2013 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

basic excerses

I had finished two basic excerses. Fond Torchon & Fond Dieppe... I did it  ^^v…


Added by Kaori on May 14, 2013 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Dentelles au fil du temps

An exposition ‘Dentelles au fil du temps’ on the bobbin lace was open at the Watch Museum of Le Locle, Château des Monts in Switzerland from May 1. I am planning to visit it next week & so excited to see Swiss lace (^^ 

Added by Kaori on May 9, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

My debut of Bobbin lace

It was February 2013, I started learning how to make bobbin lace, here Neuchâtel, Switzerland at last.

Added by Kaori on May 8, 2013 at 3:13am — No Comments

Back from vacation and new photos added...

I did some internet searching while on my vacation, and saw a new idea.  I saw tatting done and then a magnet applied, so it could be put on the refrigerator.  Copied a few and then even designed two of them myself.  Now I have to try and remember how to post my files in here.

Added by Barbara Gordon on March 31, 2013 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

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