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  • Mixed Tape Laces

    41 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2018

    Specific types are Battenberg lace, Branscombe point, Princess lace, Borris lace or Romanian Needlepoint Lace.

    These laces have a narrow…

  • Torchon

    201 members Latest Activity: 15 hours ago

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

  • Irish Crochet and Crochetted Lace

    99 members Latest Activity: May 13

    Irish crochet is made with a typical crochet hook, but always includes shaped motifs and may have some raised cords or layered bits.  It is…

  • Point Ground Laces

    147 members Latest Activity: Jul 3

    Point ground laces include Bucks point, Tonder, Bayeux, Chantilly, Blonde, Beveren and others that use the CTTT ground.  During the 19th century…

  • Identification-History

    130 members Latest Activity: Jul 12

    For discussions of lace history and lace identification.  You can post a photo into a comment box for a lace you want to discuss.  Bobblin…

  • Maltese

    21 members Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2017

    Maltese bobbin lace is generally considered to be a guipure straight lace,  It often, but not always, uses a braid based (plait based) ground.  It…

  • Knitted Lace and Lace Knitting

    68 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

    Knitted lace can be made into clothing, veils and shawls, tablecloths.  And it can use very fine yarns.  I've heard that “lace knitting” is…

  • Cluny, LePuy and Continental Guipure

    34 members Latest Activity: Jan 8

    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: Apr 17

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

  • Tatting

    221 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

    Tatted lace is made with a shuttle, but needle tatting is recently popular.

  • Honiton

    37 members Latest Activity: Jan 8

    Honiton bobbin lace is a very fine and delicate part lace.  Motifs are shaped by adding and removing threads as needed. It was based in…

  • Bruges Bloomwork

    42 members Latest Activity: May 13

    Bruges Bloomwork and Chrysanthemum Work.  Bloomwork is a fairly coarse and simple part lace with a limited set of standard motifs.  Any design is…

  • Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

    123 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

    Varieties of this kind include Russian tape lace, Schneeberger lace, Idrija lace, Lepoglava, Hinojosa and Milanese.  These laces are popular…

  • Embroidered Net

    39 members Latest Activity: May 13

    Tulle embroidery.  There are 2 kinds of embroidery on hexagonal net: Needlerun embroidery (Limerick), and tambour work, made with a tambour…

  • Bookreviews

    17 members Latest Activity: May 17

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

  • laceauthors

    9 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2016

    For authors of lace books to discuss issues of publication, printing, copyright, software, print on demand, ebooks, etc.

  • Tools and Equipment

    153 members Latest Activity: Jul 15

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

  • Designing Bobbin Lace

    104 members Latest Activity: May 17

    For those who want to talk about designing bobbin lace, whatever style.

  • Cantu-puntoVenezia

    37 members Latest Activity: Jun 16

    Cantu bobbin lace is a variety of tape lace, but uses a bundle to travel threads from one part of the design to another, a technique not used in…

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