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At 6:53pm on January 26, 2016, Beth Harpell said…

Sorry that you can't come. This will be my second one--the first was at the end of October and I did my first little round border.  I'll need to get my phone camera fixed to show you all about it--it's not working for some reason.

I can't remember where I found my corner that I used for my icon.  I must have taken a photo of it because there are words above it on my saved phone-photo.  I may have gotten it here, on Pinterest or just googling Binche photos...I'm a little obsessed with finding new and interesting examples. :)

At 9:33pm on January 25, 2016, Beth Harpell said…

Thanks very much for the welcome! I'm so glad you're also learning Binche--it's my absolute favorite. I'm going to a workshop in Michigan with Kumiko February 17-22 for Binche, so please feel free to join if you can--would love to meet you.

At 2:08am on January 23, 2016, Gul'naz Taylor said…

Thank you very much fro the approval! I'm a Vologda Lace Maker, and found a picture of a Torchon Lace, but I have no idea how to start. How can I find somebody who can help me answer my questions? Can I put picture of lace that I found? It's not mine, and it doesn't says who's lace it is, or I would ask owner directly...

At 7:25pm on December 27, 2015, Gidget Lowther said…
Thank you so much for the ad!
At 2:06pm on December 24, 2015, Paulina said…

Hi Lorelei and thanks for welcoming me and letting me know about your other lace group too. I'm looking forward to sharing with other lace makers/lovers.


At 3:28pm on November 20, 2015, Frances Tornese said…
Thanks so much, Lorelei!
At 3:33pm on November 17, 2015, laura almaas said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.

At 11:20pm on November 15, 2015, Margalith Magda Asis said…

Thank you for approving my membership, I will look more into your site and put pictures of my work , it may take some weeks because I am very busy now. Wishing to meet you in Lubliana or in Brugge some day. All the best


At 5:42pm on October 26, 2015, Joy McKenzie said…

Hello Carolina,

It is great to see you here and I certainly will watch for your post's in the future. The books that I have purchased from you plus the wonderful explanation are wonderful so many thanks for them. I look forward to receiving the books, I was so interested in the Kernel Stitch as I think it most unusual and love it.

Happy Lacing


At 6:02am on October 26, 2015, Carolina de la Guardia said…

Kernel stitch and a piece using it

At 5:58am on October 26, 2015, Carolina de la Guardia said…


Joy contacted me also privately (a fellow lacemaker of her too), very interested in kernel stitch. Yes, "kernel stitch" is the translation for "punto de piñón" in Spanish and it is one of the traditional stitches used in Hinojosa lace.

My books intended, when I first published them, later  year 2001, to be progressive. So the first book "Witch stitch lace I" Spanish braid lace" include some of the stitches that were used for the patterns published inside that book. In the second one, "Witch stitch lace II",I added new stitches and variations, and into the third one "Special Fans" again were added new stitches.

In this last book appears "kernel stitch". In effect, the last pattern in the book is a fan made combining kernel stitch and halfstitch.

I am realizing that as this lace technique spreads all over, there is being more confussion about it, Sometimes as it was Milanese lace, and working it as it was, Other times the confusion is the way that the lace and or stitches are called, because of translations.

When I first published my pattern books, there was nothing on the market and nobody new about Hinojosa lace. Then, some years later other people has published books (from a bussiness point of view) and given courses, I have nothing to say of course, However the results that I appreciate in lacemakers, for example in Pinterest or Facebook is confusion. I am just a lace author of different lace techniques and specially Hinojosa lace and that is all.

Do you think that could be interesting to open a discussion about Hinojosa in order that members caught by this lace can put questions? I shall include some draws and tecnical specifications.


At 11:08pm on October 16, 2015, Jenn Eth said…

Thanks Lorelei :).

At 2:54am on October 12, 2015, Cathy O'Brien said…

Thank you so much for introducing me to that Pinterest page - I can see me spending hours there...  So much to look at and marvel, and such a wealth of ideas; and for me it's in essence a "how to" of design - I shall study and learn!  Thanks again!

At 3:24am on September 23, 2015, Jo said…

Aha, I understand now: 78 minus 53 is 25 replies by others to discussions I started.

At 3:11am on September 23, 2015, Jo said…


The problem was that I used to configure "my page" to show none of my activities out of some paranoid shyness. I hit the more button until there was no more, downloaded the page and hacked it. It I appeared to contain 78 messages in 8 discussions. That doesn't add up to the number of 53 discussions shown in the left column of "my page". I added the 8 discussions to my profile info.

At 1:13pm on September 14, 2015, Barbara Gordon said…

Your Binche lace looks really good to me.  I was looking at from Mireille Henry's posting.  I think it looks was to involved for me to try tackling it on my own.

At 6:29am on August 19, 2015, ELIZABETH HORTA CORREA said…

Thank you, Lorelei. I'm so glad to be at IOLI and now at LACEIOLI.

Elizabeth Correa

At 8:55pm on August 5, 2015, Joyce Kama said…

So glad to be here  I have always wanted to learn bobbin lace

At 8:24am on August 3, 2015, Jane Meier said…

Dear Lorelei,

Thank you so much for adding me!

Jane Meier

At 12:31pm on July 24, 2015, Ilske Thomsen said…

Dear lorelei,

at the moment I am very busy with private things. The things I am interested in are too numerous but I hope there will come one day I could do only the things I like.



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