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To those of you who wrote to me about James Pollard: I have deleted him from our membership. Thank you all for bringing the problem to my attention. I try to weed out these people when they try to…Continue

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I have a request: some help with translation of a Dutch text. I have a book by Jan Geelen on Rosaline bobbin lace. For most of the book I can just follow the diagrams. But the very beginning has a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johanne Lang-Davis Dec 5, 2017.

 

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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's blog post Making a real pattern
"Whatever design you come up with, don't delete it if you decide not to use it. You can go back some weeks or months later and figure out a way to modify it and improve it. This if what I did with teaching myself how to design for this type of…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
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Unknown backstitch worked in 3 patterns

"Claudia - Have you seen this photo from my website? It was made by Grace Lister, and was the basic idea that let me design my best piece. She took irregular shapes, outlined them, and then filled with various stitches. I added a little surface…"
Friday
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Michelle Girven
"Michelle Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has links to good, online, free lessons.…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Katherine Bailey
"Katherine Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I do understand your eyesight issues, since I am experiencing the same thing. If you have any questions about…"
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Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Ava Talbott
"Ava Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. If you have any questions about this site, contact me and I'll try to help."
Wednesday
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Lorelei Halley Administrator's discussion from Administrator
"Jill Helle Elena Thank you for alerting me to the problem with Stella Abud. I have deleted her from our membership. To all our members: If anyone contacts you on this site and asks for a private message, when you have had no previous contact with…"
Nov 16
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
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Square backstitch

"What I like about this stitch is the alternation between small holes and large holes."
Nov 15
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Beverley Drake
"Beverley Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one for BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS. Its opening page has links to good, free, online lessons. If you have any…"
Nov 14
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion A knot I can't identify
"Here is the exact link to the outline stitches. Scroll down a bit to find Palestrina knot. http://lynxlace.com/pulledthreadstitches.html#outlinestitches ;"
Nov 14
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion A knot I can't identify
"I don't recognize this one. Sharon Boggon has a site with lots of stitches. Let me see if I can find her site."
Nov 13
Lorelei Halley Administrator left a comment for Michelle Teakle
"Michelle Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. I especially recommend the BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS group. Its opening page has links to free online lessons, and our…"
Nov 13
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
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Nice knots

"Palestrina knots are one of my favorites. I remember it took a while before I got it right. "
Nov 12
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
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Open trellis pattern

"Those diagonal ridges are really interesting."
Nov 11
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
Nov 11
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Claudia Crowley's photo
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Pulled Thread sampler, incomplete

"So many of these stitches are most easily worked from right to left, if you are right handed. when I was learning this I often found myself trying to stitch in the same direction as writing -- left ot right. But that just doesn't work with a…"
Nov 10
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Pulled Thread sampler, incomplete

"Have you tried any of the other outline stitches?"
Nov 10

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 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...

At 9:16am on August 25, 2020, May said…

Thanks so much for the welcome, Lorelei. :)

At 6:27am on July 14, 2020, Sophie Robert said…

Thank you so much! I will start reading around and get familiar here.

At 5:28pm on July 13, 2020, Willow said…

Thank you so much!

At 8:27pm on June 27, 2020, Linda Down said…

Thank you!

At 8:10pm on June 5, 2020, Helle Torm-Newland said…
Thank you for the add.
At 12:43pm on May 5, 2020, Janetmarie Valiga said…

Lorelei, do you remember me from CALG?  I moved out of Chicago, and now I'm in a little town west of Seattle.  I teach classes such as tatting at a new crafts school here.  I'd love to be doing lacemaking during the coronavirus lockdown, but I recently broke my left shoulder/arm and can't do it right now.  Miss you folks!  

       janetmarie Valiga

At 7:58pm on April 13, 2020, Laurie Waters said…

Thanks Lorelei!  I definitely need to write a book. Been intending to for years.

Laurie

 
 
 

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