You wrote and asked me: "You recommended the Dye & Thunder book for beginners. Does it only cover Torchon, or does it include simple tape/braid laces or Beds/Cluny?"
I was out of town when I got your message, and so didn't reply. Now, I’m back with the book – here’s a brief synopsis:
It is only Torchon, not tape laces or Beds/ Cluny. It is well-structured
Starts with introduction to the necessary equipment
Followed by four strand plait, then 6 bookmarks, all worked in pearl cotton 8 -
1 cloth stitch bookworm
2 half stitch bookworm
3 Torchon ground bookmark
4 Torchon bookmark with spiders
5 Torchon bookmark with diamonds
6 Torchon bookmark with trails
All the way through these, there are step by step detailed photos. These are the real beauty of it for a beginner, but of course, they take up so much space that there is not room for a lot more in the book. However I think it would be possible to pick up and use this book without a teacher.
Then it covers moving up, using a block pillow, working a pricking in sections, joining in threads and tension sample.
Finally it has patterns / ideas for working in thicker threads – purses, scarves, cushion cover, poncho, wall hanging. These use the stitches learned in the bookmarks.
My thought had been that Jo has a well worked out internet tutorial for people who want to learn bobbin lace. As she says, she doesn't have students. It is sort of a free standing site, not one with any form of teacher-student interaction. It is like a book on the internet, but with animated visuals, etc.
I thought that since the Ning site didn't have an instructional course, that people who were looking for bobbin lace instruction on the internet could be directed to Jo's site. When they encountered difficulties, while working through it on their own, they could look for assistance to this Ning site. Jo's classes are very basic, and those people who might want to assist students could easily look at the classes and know what the student is trying to achieve.
As I understand it, the Bobbin Lace Beginners Ning group is to assist beginners, whether they are working through books, or with teachers, or with internet materials. I just thought that it would be one course that could be suggested and assisted with.
It is great that Lorelei is also going to post some beginner lessons! It has been brought to my attention that many young people look only to the internet for instruction, whereas most bobbin lace books are in print media. So, the more that is on the internet, the better!
(Re Jo Edkins website) I don't you don't understand how my website works. I don't have 'students'. The website is there for anyone who wants to read it. A few (a very small percentage) do get in touch with me, either to say they liked my website, or occasionally to ask questions or make comments. I would certainly redirect anyone to IOLI if I think it would help them. But I don't have regular conversations with my website readers.
Hi there, just wondering how to start a new discussion - couldn't find a button for it on the discussions page. Also how to leave a comment on a group page - I'm was looking to comment on the Tatting page but again, couldn't figure out how. Am I being a numpty here? (lol)
Bonsoir , je prends des cours par correspondance de Dentelle au Fuseaux du puy en velay et j'en suis au applications ( j'ai laisser ma dernière application un marque page Cluny ,je trouve que j'ai des lacunes : comme le crochetage( mon napperon ovale où la fleur jaune quand je dois raccrocher les fils et pour le cheminement des fils ). J'ai finie un marque page une longueur et un petit napperon point à la vierge ( mais je l'ai fait et refait , enfin j'ai trouver l'endroit le plus facile pour le crochetage ). Amitié Véro
"I'm not sure it is a good idea to post a note about laceioli on Facebook, on the IOLI website. We don't want people joining laceioli on Facebook, we want them to join ioli on ning. It is supposed to be possible to integrate ning sites with facebook. I haven't done anything with that because I don't understand it. If you do, perhaps you could figure something out. The problem is that just because a person is on facebook does not mean they get an automatic approval for ioli on ning. We still have to make sure they go through the membership approval process."
I get what you are saying. I understand. Will leave well enough alone. You think I can still post a link on the IOLI website about the IOLI Ning forum? How do you think I should word it?
Sorry Lorelei, but i am not seeing " The word "edit" should appear under the comment, at the left margin, if the software will let you do that." Also if they're not hyperlinks, I don't know how to turn them into hyperlinks on this site. People will just have to copy and paste!
Hi! Thanks for having me! We have a small group of Tatting Designers, it's a small class actually... could the computer aided design group be expanded to include computer aided tatting design? Most of us use Inkscape for drawing diagrams, some use other programs like Illustrator or Serif Page Plus. It is another spinoff of Georgia Seitz's ongoing tatting class. We meet on Tuesdays at 3 PM and 8:30 PM EST in the same Chatzy room as Georgia's class. Looking forward to being here!