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At 1:47am on February 18, 2012, Ank van der Leek said…

Thank you for the welcome words..

I really hope, this board will work well.

At 2:44pm on February 15, 2012, Sue Babbs said…


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.

At 3:36pm on February 13, 2012, Tatman said…

I think I have the video link fixed and added #9

At 6:52pm on February 8, 2012, Blanca Torres said…

Thank you very much, Lorelei. I see there's lots to learn here, not only about lace,but about getting around this web as well.  Guess I'll have to have a good look to seehow to get around here.

At 3:03pm on February 8, 2012, Tatman said…

The tatting videos list I took them off.  I had the links wrong.  Have to fix that first. Sorry for the confusion.

At 3:03pm on February 8, 2012, Jo Edkins said…

Fine! Let's see what happens! Strictly speaking, there are only 10 beginner patterns, although there are a lot more which are fairly simple, especially as personally I don't like too many bobbins!

At 7:33am on February 8, 2012, Devon Thein said…

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!



At 6:21am on February 8, 2012, Jo Edkins said…

(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.

At 8:41am on February 6, 2012, Laylah said…

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)

At 2:29pm on January 31, 2012, CLERGUE Véronique said…

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  


At 11:44am on January 30, 2012, Tatman said…

you wrote:

"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?

At 4:53pm on January 29, 2012, Laylah said…

Thanks for the welcome to this space. Happy to be here :-)

At 2:10pm on January 29, 2012, Nancy A. Neff said…

Hi Lorelei,  Thanks for taking this on--it's a great idea and will be good for IOLI I'm sure. NN

At 4:40pm on January 27, 2012, Sue Babbs said…

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!



At 7:08pm on January 23, 2012, Gina Shillitani said…

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!

At 1:52am on January 23, 2012, Patty Dowden said…

Thanks for the welcome!  It looks like this will be a tremendously interesting site.  I will be adding pictures of my work.

At 6:07pm on January 22, 2012, Elizabeth Ligeti said…

Thank you  Lorelei.

I will try to add my bit here and there!!!

Looks really a good site. Congratualtions.

I see a lot of friends from NL Talks site, so it is 'comfortable" to join!!

At 10:30pm on January 20, 2012, Lynette Hale said…

Yes, you have my blessing to use my photo for the logo. Good luck for our new lace group.

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