Torchon bobbin lace is a geometric lace with a mesh ground.  It is very popular with lacemakers.  Includes the 's-Gravenmoerse motif.

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I am following the Explore Discover and Master book by Ulrike Voelcker. After making all the bookmarks in the Beginners book I started with the Explore book. I am determined to learn! There are…Continue

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oblique half stitch 6 Replies

Hi Kids!Hoping to get an explanation of "Oblique Half Stitch" which is on a Dutch set of bookmark patterns I'm doing, and the website referred to, "Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst Nederland" is…Continue

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Beginner Scarf in Torchon Ground 8 Replies

On November 5 I started winding…Continue

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Torchon Proficiency Program 3 Replies

The International Old Lacers, Inc. has a Torchon Proficienty Program and a Torchon Mastery Program.  On their web page you can find an email address to make inquiries about these.…Continue

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Comment by Administrator on December 11, 2016 at 2:42pm

Some very nice laces. Mostly torchon.

Comment by Jenny on May 15, 2016 at 7:20pm

Loreli, that tally work is amazing. It looks like the needle weaving bands used to decorate Schwalm work. There a few other pics in amongst the group that I swore were needle weaving, but looking close they are definately tallies.

Comment by Administrator on May 15, 2016 at 7:05pm

Igor Beros posted 200+ photos from a lace day at Krakovany in Slovakia. Among the photos was this one of a lace made entirely of tallies. I suppose you could call it torchon, since it is a geometric straight lace. Notice that the pricking has no pattern, just rows of holes. Evidently the lace maker decides where the different colors will go, and how wide the piece will be. Several earlier photos in the set show this kind of lace. Interesting and unusual.

Here is a link to the entire set of photos.

Comment by Kate Bainbridge on November 22, 2015 at 5:34am
I love this scarf. I have never thought of making one. You are very clever.
Well done!
Comment by Sharon on September 10, 2015 at 5:44am

Some very pretty things - I particularly like the little lace metal-frame bag.

Comment by Kate Bainbridge on September 7, 2015 at 6:23am
These photos are wonderful. I have some of the patterns but they are very hard to set up. Now I have seen them in progress I shall make more effort. Many thanks.
Comment by Administrator on September 6, 2015 at 3:55pm

From a lace day in Spain, today. Mostly torchon.

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Comment by Margrit Conradin on August 31, 2015 at 5:43am

Lorelei - thank you for the hint fort he books! I had downloaded "Catálogo de Encaixe Galego Tradicional" years ago because I had a lacemaking friend frrom Galicia. At that time I had not seen the other books. I downloaded them right away for consultation should I run out of ideas. Thanks again.

Comment by Administrator on August 30, 2015 at 4:23pm

Patricia - go to this site, where there are 3 whole books online, donated for lace makers to use. Look for the 2nd to the last cell.  They are mostly Cluny, but about 1/3 are torchon.

The one called Encaixe Galego ..  has many patterns with both an edging and an insertion, with corners. But I don't know if the insertions and edgings nest together properly to make a table cloth.

Raizame is also mostly Cluny, but with some torchon, edgings and insertions. Same as above: I don't know if they nest properly.

fios e cores has more torchon.

Of course, an alternative is not to worry about proper nesting, but to make straight strips and leave the tails as fringe. You could add extra threads to the fringe to make it look nicer. They all you need is to make insertions with the same threads, on the same pinholes-per-inch patterns. (And the patterns can all be different.)



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