Point Ground Laces

Point ground laces include Bucks point, Tonder, Bayeux, Chantilly, Blonde, Beveren and others that use the CTTT ground.  During the 19th century virtually every nation that had a bobbin lace making tradition produced some form of point ground lace.

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Proficiency Program Point Ground 28 Replies

I'd like to hear some pros and cons to the IOLI point ground proficiency program. I'm thinking of trying it. I have no group in my area, so that would be a reason to do it. But I do attend…Continue

Tags: point ground proficiency program, IOLI proficiency program, proficiency program, IOLI

Started by Joan Williams Near. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti Oct 12, 2016.

Schwarzarbeit from Ulrike Voelcker/Lohr 12 Replies

Hello Everybody, I'm looking for this book. The patterns and explaination of Ulrike are really amazing and i'd like to have this book as weel, so if anyone has and doesn't want or if anyone knows…Continue

Started by Arzhela LE MAITRE. Last reply by Arzhela LE MAITRE Apr 19, 2016.

Magic Thread 11 Replies

Hi again,kids!Am in love with my new book, "The Grammar of Point Ground." But, uh, what the heck's a Magic Thread?Continue

Tags: grammar, of, thread, magic, ground

Started by Joan Williams Near. Last reply by Nancy Baldwin Dec 6, 2015.


Lia Baumeister-Jonker has generously given me permission to post her 2nd Chantilly bobbin lace lesson here. It was originally published in the IOLI Bulletin Volume 35 Number 2 in winter 2015These are…Continue

Tags: Chantilly lace tutorial, Chantilly lace lesson, Chantilly lace

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator Sep 30, 2015.

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Comment by Martine Grenier on Wednesday

Merci Beaucoup à vous toutes pour vos encouragements!

Merci aussi pour les précisions quant aux diagrammes! Que j'aimerais arriver à travailler sans les dessins techniques!!! Avez-vous des idées ou des ressources pour commencer à apprendre à y arriver?

Hier soir j'ai bobiné quelques paires de fuseaux avec de la soie pour commencer mon nouveau projet... (PipersTwisted silk 6/20) J'étais très hésitante.... hihihi! (Une bobine de 100m  me coûte environ le même prix qu'une de 1000m de coton) J'ai vraiment peur de gaspiller! Ce soir je me lancerai pour de bon!

J'aurais bien aimé me procurer la soie 4/20 de Bart & Francis (qu'Ulrike utilise)(elle est moins chère), mais mon fournisseur n'a que quelques bobines de 2/20 et m'a dit qu'elle était discontinuée.... J'en suis bien triste...

Bonne journée!

Bonne dentelle!

Comment by Sophie Robert on Wednesday

Very pretty, and as Arzhela said the goal is to work witouth a diagram, so you did right! 

Comment by Arzhela LE MAITRE on Wednesday

Superbe cette dentelle. Très bien réalisée! Il arrive parfois que les diagrammes de Bayeux ne correspondent pas tout à fait, car elles travaillent à la façon traditionnelle, qui n'avait pas de diagramme, et donc si il y en a, ils sont fait après. Ceux d'Ulrike sont plus  sûrs car elle fait d'abord le diagramme et de là elle tire le carton pour le travail.

Et ne craignez pas la soie! elle se travaille fabuleusement bien!

Very nice lace and very good job! It's possible the diagram is not exact because in Bayeux they work traditional way, and traditionnal way hadn't diagram of course, so they do the diagram afterwards.Ulrike's prickings come from the diagram. That means she does the diagram first and from the diagram she produces the pricking.

Don't be afraid with silk, It's very easy and confortable to work!

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on Wednesday

Very pretty, Martine.

Comment by Trinity on Wednesday

C'est beau, Martine!

Comment by Martine Grenier on Wednesday

Ce soir je me lancerai avec la soie! (Un peu d'insécurité....) Ce sera un autre des coeurs d'Ulrike Voelcker!

Je viens de terminer cette petite dentelle de Bayeux tiré du livre La dentelle de Bayeux (M. Salvador) (Le piqué et le dessin technique ne correspondait pas toujours, j'ai fait ce que j'ai pu! hihihi! )

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 11, 2020 at 5:10pm

I checked, and Van Sciver Bobbin Lace does have the book in her list. She is in New York.

As you can tell I am a little behind in keeping track of new books. I welcome and information from members.

Comment by Arzhela LE MAITRE on December 11, 2020 at 6:46am

I have 1 left for sale, unless I'm in Madrid so no idea of the cost of sending to USA.

Comment by Gabriele Patzner on December 11, 2020 at 6:42am

"Schwarzarbeit 2" was published in 2007 and is mostly sold out by now.

Comment by Arzhela LE MAITRE on December 11, 2020 at 6:40am

The first book is discontinued and this one is near in the same situation.

So if you want this one, run.

For me it's one of the best books of chantilly lace. And yes, it has patterns. Too many of them.

Ulrike Voelcker is a lacemaker who is able to give evolution to chantilly lace. In the more recent books we have too many technique which make chantilly lace better, more beautifull and with a best result.

She has a very interesant way of make the design and pricking which make this more sure.

I have the pleasure to study design with her and it's the most interesant thing I have done in my life of lacemaker!



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