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  • Duchesse and Rosaline

    31 members Latest Activity: Jul 7

    Includes 18th and 19th century Brussels lace. Duchesse bobbin lace is a 19th century derivation of older and more complex Brussels laces.  Some…

  • Early Bobbin Lace

    61 members Latest Activity: Apr 7

    Early Bobbin Lace is the lace designed up until the mid 17th century, or approximately 1650.  These early laces were often made freehand, but they…

  • Mirecourt Bobbin Lace

    15 members Latest Activity: May 18, 2016

    Mirecourt is a part lace, usually fairly coarse in scale, often using a thick gimp worked so that it is more prominent on the front side.  It is…

  • Bobbinlace Beginners

    286 members Latest Activity: Jul 28

    For all beginners in bobbin lace who need a little help, and for experienced lace makers who are willing to assist.  Learn how to make bobbin…

  • Wire Lace

    4 members Latest Activity: Jul 10

    This group is for discussion of special requirements or difficulties pertinent to lace made with wire. Working techniques, wire handling, supply…

  • Sol Laces

    51 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    The sol laces include Teneriffe and Nanduti.  They originated in the highly elaborate corners of drawn thread embroidery, but are now made on a…

  • Cluny, LePuy and Continental Guipure

    34 members Latest Activity: May 20

    This group is for Cluny, LePuy and continental guipure bobbin laces -- straight laces with a 4 strand braid/plait ground.  Designs may be…

  • Bedfordshire

    68 members Latest Activity: May 8

    Bedfordshire bobbin lace is a braid/plait based straight lace.  The designs usually involve a graceful clothwork trail that meanders through the…

  • Bookreviews

    19 members Latest Activity: Apr 25

    A place for members to post book reviews, new books, old books.

  • Displaying Mounting Attaching Lace

    11 members Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2019

    Do you have questions about diplaying your lace, or what kinds of mounts to use? Do you have difficulties with attaching lace to fabric? This is…

  • Threads

    51 members Latest Activity: Apr 25

    For discussion of threads, the best to use, sizes, etc.

  • Tools and Equipment

    155 members Latest Activity: Feb 13

    For discussions about varieties of pillows, bobbins, tatting shuttles, pillow stands, embroidery hoops and frames.  For discussions of regional…

  • aic

    5 members Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2012

    not for publication

  • Bobbin Lace Jewelry

    109 members Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2019

    Bobbin lace jewelry.  For discussions of  materials, findings, workable techniques.  Includes both wire jewelry and metallic threads, natural and…

  • Freehand Lace

    24 members Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2018

    Freehand bobbin laces are a group of peasant laces made in various countries in Europe.  What they have in common is that pins were only used…

  • Conservation Issues

    22 members Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2019

    For all questions and discussion of conservation issues: storage, to-starch-or-not-to-starch, acid free containers, etc.

  • Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work

    43 members Latest Activity: Jul 29

    Lacy embroideries worked on woven fabric.

     Hardanger embroidery is a form of cutwork and drawn thread work.  It was originally…

  • Filet Lacis

    33 members Latest Activity: May 5

    This group will include filet lacis and Buratto.  Filet lacis is made on a square knotted mesh, which was formerly handmade, using the same knot…

  • Needle Lace

    105 members Latest Activity: Jul 29

    True needlelace is made only with needle and thread, on a temporary backing. 

    Go to…

  • Contemporary Bobbin Lace

    90 members Latest Activity: Jul 25

    For those interested in designing and making contemporary and modern bobbin lace designs which don't fit into traditional categories.  Many of…

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