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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Trinity's discussion Charting Hardanger patterns on computer in the group Computer Aided Design
"I still do it the old fashioned way: pencil and graph paper."
11 hours ago
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Robin Lewis-Wild
"Robin Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. Post some photos of your work. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help."
Friday
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Sophie Robert's photo
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"A good start. Have you seen my website? I have several tape lace bookmark designs with instructions and diagrams. You might like…"
Friday
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Lorelei Halley Administrator's discussion Lessons from Jo Edkins website in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"Iris Try this:              https://www.theedkins.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm"
Thursday
Trinity replied to Lorelei Halley Administrator's discussion Lessons from Jo Edkins website in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"No se puede accesar que?"
Thursday
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Penny Lindsay
"Penny Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. Post some photos of your best lace. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help."
Wednesday
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Iris Antongiorgi
"Iris Try this one for access to Jo Edkins site. https://www.theedkins.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm"
Apr 5
Iris Antongiorgi replied to Lorelei Halley Administrator's discussion Lessons from Jo Edkins website in the group Bobbinlace Beginners
"no se puede accesar!"
Apr 5
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Trinity's discussion Hoops or Frames? Or in the hand? in the group Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work
"Some embroiderers wrap the hoop in a strip of cloth. And that prevents damage to the stitching. The hoop is especially usefull when you are making kloster blocks or doing surface stitching, or buttonholing on the outer edge. Once all that is done,…"
Apr 4
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Sally Olsen's discussion Old Dresser Scarf? in the group Identification-History
"I'm not sure what this is. The rings might possibly have been made using crochet. The bumpy petal-like things -- I can't see well enough, but again crochet is possible. It is NOT needle lace, NOT bobbin lace. The other possibility is that…"
Apr 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
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Vintage embroidered net lace

"Needlerun, embroidery on net. Unusual in that a thick thread makes the entire design, without the usual darning stitches. circa 1900, give or take a decade."
Apr 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Identifying a piece of lace - anybody?
"Thank you for posting those photos. It is a marvelous piece.  I also am not an expert on needle lace, and I agree that Venetian is the first thing that comes to mind. Not terribly old. Perhaps circa 1900."
Apr 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Trinity's discussion Hoops or Frames? Or in the hand? in the group Hardanger Embroidery, Pulled Thread Work and Drawn Thread Work
"I always use a hoop because it helps me keep a consistent tension. I have tried different sizes of hoops. I find that, for me, a small hoop about 5 inches in diameter works best. That way the fingers of my left hand can reach the center of the work."
Apr 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Trinity's discussion Dyeing Linen?
"Personally, I'd be leery of dyeing the fabric. I don't think a small, or significant, difference in color between thread and cloth is that much of a problem. Perhaps traditional work was done with perfect matches. Modern work or…"
Apr 3
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Trinity's discussion Linen Fabrics?
"It has been so long, I can't remember the manufacturer."
Apr 1
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's blog post Plum blossom done
"Looks really good. How will you finish the edges?"
Mar 31

Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, lace historian, lace teacher
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
bobbin lace, needle lace,Hardanger,pulled thread work. (used to tat, crochet,knit)
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
improve needle lace,tenerife,filet lacis, advance in Binche, learn Paris, Cantu
Photo sharing site with photos of your work, if you have one (picasa,flickr,photobucket,etc)
http://https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos
Your personal website, if you have one.
http://lynxlace.com
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I am an avid bobbin lacemaker, and love needlelace and pulled thread embroidery and Hardanger. My website has free tutorials for needle lace, pulled thread work, Hardanger embroidery, and bobbin lace. Also fascinated by lace history.
I also have a needle lace discussion network:
http://needlelacetalk.ning.com
I am Lorelei Halley.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
TORCHON BOBBIN LACE LESSONS
TORCHON BOBBIN LACE PATTERNS
INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN TAPE LACE

All available from my website. http://lynxlace.com/mybookspatterns.html

Photos of laces made from my designs, by me and others:
http://lynxlace.com/mybobbinlace.html
Photos of my needlelace:
http://lynxlace.com/myneedlelace.html
My collection of Pinterest boards, includes antique lace photos: http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/

My favorite lace this week

This was in the collection of Elizabeth Kurella when I photographed it.  See the whole thing at:   http://lynxlace.com/bobbinlace18th.html     2/3 way down. #37.  Brussels bobbin lace early 18th century.

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2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY 

I am resolving to finish 2 projects I have set up. One is a Binche learning piece, which is quite difficult for me. I am intimidated by it. The 2nd is a floral Bucks which I intend to decorate a purse. (Enlarged and worked in thick thread so it will hold up to use) This one also intimidates me. I have been using my cat as an excuse, but he has calmed down.  I keep on thinking of simple projects that won't take a lot of…

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Posted on December 31, 2017 at 9:23pm — 6 Comments

2016

Wishing a happy holiday season to all our members. May your new year be full of lace.

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 5:12pm

Greetings

Happy New Year, Everybody! May your threads never break.

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

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Today I am going to switch to another internet service provider. If there are glitches I may disappear temporarily. Just so let you know, if I go suddenly silent.

Lorelei

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:03pm on March 17, 2021, Tom Tucker said…

Lorelei - thanks for including me in the group. Sorry not to have gotten back to you earlier - doing taxes. Just finished Underwood 20 Lessons Pattern 9 with some difficulty. . . I'm wondering about the alignment and number of pinholes on that pattern.  My attempts to rectify things as I was going seemed to only make things worse. Either the kiss stitches or the  I'm wondering about trueing up the pattern (haven't ever done that before) and attempting again. Trying to keep the tallies square-ended was certainly challenging.  challenging/vexing!

At 9:26am on March 17, 2021, Fey said…

Ack! Sorry! Found the notes!  :-)

At 9:24am on March 17, 2021, Fey said…

Thanks, Lorelei. Any chance you can send me the link for the NOTES page you mentioned? Gracias!

At 7:54am on March 3, 2021, Frances Tornese said…

Thank you, Lorelei.  It may take me a bit to find my way around the site. I am very savvy at this sort of thing.  I do love seeing what other lacemakers are doing.  I used to do Honiton and Torchon, but I really love Bucks. I have decided to work only Bucks now, but I would love to do some needle lace. I’ll check out that group. Thanks for your help.

At 3:03am on February 16, 2021, HEATHER MACLOUGHLIN said…

thank you will do

At 10:41am on January 24, 2021, Hazel Roots said…

Thank you for allowing me to join the group.  It looks like a great resource! 

At 5:14pm on January 6, 2021, Caroline Dick said…

Thank you for including me in your group.

At 9:00am on November 5, 2020, Claudia Crowley said…

Re: Your White Sampler page

Yes, I have read and studied that page. Your site is THE resource for pulled-thread work and I was very happy to come across it.

At 8:26am on November 5, 2020, Claudia Crowley said…

Thank you. I am reading the notes now. 

At 2:06pm on September 2, 2020, sarah owen said…

Thank-you. I love the website and reading all the comments; it is inspiring and heart warming. Im a little nervous to post my first attempts...

 
 
 

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