For those who want to learn how to make lace, identify lace, design lace, who collect lace, study lace and lace history.

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Tonder lace made by Doris Southard

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LACE, INC.

http://www.internationalorganizationoflace.org/     The International Organization of Lace, Inc., (formerly The International Old Lacers, Inc.), an organization of predominantly north American members, is sponsoring this network for anyone who loves to talk about handmade lace.  Their official website has information on how to join their organization, about their officers, lending library, and annual conventions. Membership in the International Organization of  Lace, Inc. is not required for participation or membership in laceioli (this site). 

Other IOLI pages on our site:

IOLI group on our network.

Information on the next IOLI convention--  https://laceioli.ning.com/group/international-organization-of-lace-inc/forum/topics/2015-ioli-convention

What are conventions like?  Look here for current discussions.  Look here too.

Devon's photo essay on Sansepolcro Saturday Night

Point ground proficiency program

Tape lace proficiency program

Other sites for IOLI.org

https://www.facebook.com/iolilace

http://www.pinterest.com/iolilace/

KINDS OF LACE, DIFFERENT TYPES OF LACE

Bobbin lace,bobbinlace

Needle lace, needlepoint lace, needlelace, punto in aria

Tatted lace, tatting

Irish crochet, crochet lace

Knitted lace, lace knitting

Embroidery on net, embroidery on hexagonal net, Limerick lace, needlerun lace, tambour lace, tulle embroidery, Lierse lace,Coggeshall lace

Mixed tape lace, Battenberg lace, Branscombe point, Princess lace, Romanian needlepoint lace

Carrickmacross lace

Hardanger Embroidery

Filet lace, lacis, embroidery on knotted square net, filet guipure, filet lacis

Sol lace, Teneriffe lace, Tenerife lace, Nanduti, Nandhuti

Lace history, lace identification, bobbin lace history, history of bobbin lace, kinds of lace

Free patterns, bobbin lace patterns, lace patterns, tatting patterns, free tatting patterns

These are all included in this site.  Click on GROUPS

Some Kinds of Bobbin Lace

Torchon bobbin lace

Point ground bobbin lace, Bucks point lace, Tønder lace, Bayeux lace, Chantilly lace, Blonde bobbin lace, Beveren lace

Bedfordshire bobbin lace, Beds bobbin lace, Thomas Lester lace

Cluny bobbin lace, LePuy guipure, continental guipure, LePuy bobbin lace

Maltese bobbin lace

Continental straight lace, Binche lace, Valenciennes lace, Flanders bobbin lace, Paris bobbin lace, Mechlin lace

Freehand lace, Scania lace

Bobbin tape lace, braid lace, Russian tape lace, Schneeberger, Idrija, Hinojosa, Milanese

Brussels bobbin lace, Duchesse lace, Rosaline bobbin lace, Withof bobbin lace

Bruges bloomwork bobbin lace, Chrysanthemum lace

Mirecourt bobbin lace

Honiton bobbin lace

Bobbin lace patterns, free bobbin lace patterns

Bobbin lace lessons, bobbin lace tutorial, learn how to make bobbin lace    Look here.

These are all included in this site.  Click on GROUPS.

Blog Posts

First neat sampler

I'm calling this neat because Lorelei said it was, but it would look a lot better stretched on a frame. There are around 25 patterns represented here. Let me see if I can enumerate them in order. I'm going to order a square embroidery frame for working on things like this.

Square 1: Ringed back over 4 threads, 3 rings. Ringed back over 3 threads, two rows. Offset back stitch to take up the space at the…

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Posted by Claudia Crowley on May 9, 2021 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Thread size systems

I got curious and found this. Lordy, lordy! what a mess. But there is a handy chart.

https://fashion-incubator.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Thread_Sizes.htm

Posted by Claudia Crowley on May 7, 2021 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

A backstitchy kind of thing and satin stairsteps

I don't like it much. There are many prettier backstitch patterns like ringed back, small ringed back, squares, and Agnes Leach's #37 which I independently worked out. 

This next is hard to count right, and wasn't; and as you can see the blocks should be connected differently…

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Posted by Claudia Crowley on May 3, 2021 at 3:30pm

Diagonal 4-sided stitch

Two kinds. The corner-to-corner ones and two little V's of the side-to-side ones. Front and back shown. To get the squares the same on the two kinds the first are worked over 4 threads and the second over 6. I can do these readily while looking at the diagrams at Lynxlace but haven't memorized them yet.…

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Posted by Claudia Crowley on May 3, 2021 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

 

Latest Activity

Claudia Crowley commented on Claudia Crowley's blog post First neat sampler
"I'm starting a new one with narrower margins. The outer boxes on this one are too close to the…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's blog post First neat sampler
"It does look neat! Is it now at an end, or are you planning to fill more squares?"
Sunday
Claudia Crowley posted a blog post

First neat sampler

I'm calling this neat because Lorelei said it was, but it would look a lot better stretched on a…See More
Sunday
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's blog post Thread size systems
"We just have to live with it."
Sunday
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"Excellent--thanks for the leads, all. "
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Claudia Crowley posted a blog post

Thread size systems

I got curious and found this. Lordy, lordy! what a mess. But there is a handy chart.…See More
May 7
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"Here are sources I know…"
May 6
Nancy M. Terselic replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"Have you explored the Arizona.edu lace links page?  There are dozens of downloadable books and…"
May 6
Bouvot Michel et Claudette commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Bookreviews
"1002 Dentellières - a lot of lacemakers show you their lace work. A lot of address, more…"
May 6
Bouvot Michel et Claudette commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Bookreviews
May 6
M. Leigh Martin replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"I believe the closest thing we have to a general lace book bibliography is the IOLI lending library…"
May 5
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Is there a list of online lace books?

Some books are hard to find, and may not be necessary to own. And I don't mean bootleg books, I…See More
May 5
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"Well, that was fascinating. Thanks for the input, all.  PS: I'm gonna sign up for that…"
May 4
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Sheryl Ann
"Sheryl Ann Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software…"
May 4
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"You are right, Nancy. I was being idiotic. Didn't see the + sign."
May 4
Karen Thompson replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"To me, it looks like two different black laces joined.  The outside one has a lot in common…"
May 4
Nancy A. Neff replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"Gosh, I think the painting gives amazing detail. It is clearly whole stitch in the motifs and point…"
May 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's blog post Diagonal 4-sided stitch
"I still have to look at my diagrams. Impossible to remember all those variations."
May 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"Arzhela and Sophie -- nice to see examples of your work."
May 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"The portrait doesn't give us enough detail for any confidence in an identification. That is…"
May 3

Forum

Winkie Pins 1 Reply

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know where the name "winkie" pin came from?  My new students always laugh when they hear it....Continue

Started by Sylvia Fellows. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Apr 30.

Storing lace 3 Replies

I have some lace pieces that I want to put away for now.  Some are too big to lay flat.  Obviously it's not good to fold them, but what do you use to roll them around that won't damage the lace…Continue

Started by Trinity. Last reply by Trinity Apr 24.

Finding a pattern 5 Replies

I would like to find and purchase this pattern. Does anyone know anything…Continue

Started by Karisse A. Moore. Last reply by Karisse A. Moore Apr 14.

Just found this--lacemaking at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony in 2016

I think y'all will find this fascinating:…Continue

Started by Trinity Apr 13.

 
 
 

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