Computer Aided Design


Computer Aided Design

For those who like to use software to design bobbin lace, tatting or other laces.  All the various programs are included.  Talk about your favorite programs and how best to use them.

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Another discussion group for Lace8, from Jenny Brandis --

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overview of available/used software 41 Replies

Some time ago I made some collaborative pages. Anyone who feels to can contribute to these overviews.…Continue

Tags: software

Started by Jo. Last reply by Administrator Feb 20, 2017.

International Torchon Lace Design Competition 2 Replies

Please take a look at this new competition for lace designers as it would be fantastic to see your entries. The rules can be seen and downloaded at…Continue

Started by Jenny Brandis. Last reply by Jenny Brandis Aug 2, 2016.

Usig a computer to draw tatting designs. 8 Replies

Help!! I have tried using inkscape to draw tatting patens but have failed. Is their a better free or not expensive piece of software. Please any help will be great, I have no spent 3 hours Google…Continue

Started by Annette Wilson. Last reply by Loretta Holzberger Aug 14, 2015.

Using Inkscape to design lace 7 Replies

Inkscape is a free, open source drawing tool (similar to Adobe Illustrator).  The purpose of this discussion thread is to capture tips and tricks for using the tool and to help each other learn how…Continue

Started by Veronika Irvine. Last reply by Jo Jun 8, 2015.

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Comment by Loretta Holzberger on July 13, 2016 at 10:49pm

I will also have my laptop with me too. See you there.

Comment by Janet Peer on July 13, 2016 at 10:30pm
Maybe we can gather around Janice at the Arachne table as the Teacher's Showcase is winding down and find a place that will work for us. I'm bringing my lap top and am so eager to get together!!
Comment by Janice Blair on July 13, 2016 at 7:21pm

I will be working the Arachne table at the Teachers Showcase and would like to know where you are meeting.

Comment by Administrator on July 13, 2016 at 5:38pm

That meeting sounds like a great idea. I wish I would be there. Are you bringing your laptops?

Comment by Laura Sandison on July 13, 2016 at 12:32pm

I have to check into the scheduling of something else, but will try to meet. Good idea!

Comment by Loretta Holzberger on July 13, 2016 at 11:44am

Let's aim to find each other at the teachers showcase Monday evening.  It is from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  Then we can decide there where we can get together afterward.  If no one is a teacher we can move on together before 8:30. 

Who else plans to meet?  

Comment by Janet Peer on July 13, 2016 at 10:06am

Loretta, I appreciate your willingness to help! Hope to meet up with you!! You are a constant inspiration to me!

Comment by Janet Peer on July 13, 2016 at 10:04am

OK, Convention is almost here... Is it possible to set a time and a place to get together to help other/inspire each other with computer designing? I would appreciate seeing what computer programs you have and how they work.  I would really appreciate any help or advice you knowledgeable lacers can give! Maybe Monday evening? Wednesday evening? Let ms know! It would also be fun just to meet each other!

Comment by Maribel Albert on June 9, 2016 at 1:37am

I use various graphic design programs, the most usual for the design of lace and embroidered tulle is the AI (Illustrator adobe professional) this program is for those who already have a very advanced in graphic design level, I have more than 20 years of experience in software design, and this is the most recommend, because their software is the most complete if we want a very professional result.

Comment by Administrator on April 16, 2016 at 5:26pm


I think that is a very good idea, for all of you computer designers to get together and share ideas and methods.


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