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A file from Jeri Ames under discussion on arachne. Passed to Nancy Neff, who passed it to me.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Dec 17, 2017.

Dutch translation help
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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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I just found out today that ning is raising their annual hosting free from $239.90 to $588. Up til now the IOLI has been paying our fee. I have written to them about this. There is, of course, the…Continue

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This was posted today on facebook. Since the issue comes up from time to time I am re-posting it here. A chart for figuring out if your activities violate copyright.…Continue

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Administrator commented on Administrator's group Bruges Bloomwork
"I'm not sure that these flowers are specifially Bruges. They don't match other motifs in books that I have. But I post the link here because the 2 flowers show interesting ways of decorating the outer part of the…"
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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Administrator's group Tatting
"Wow!  That looks like a terrific venue. You are making me Very jealous!!!!!!  :) Thank you for putting up these photos. I don't do Facebook, so miss out on some things! Very best wishes for another successful weekend. - as I am…"
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Kathleen Minniti commented on Administrator's group Tatting
"I scrounged up some photos from Shuttlebirds' Facebook page to share.  This is main floor lobby at the Ross Point venue.   And here's the view from the cafeteria: The…"
Kathleen Minniti commented on Administrator's group Tatting
"I will do my best to take and share photos, Elizabeth.  Last year it didn't even cross my mind to report to you all, and I was way too busy taking classes with a bum foot (major surgery a few months before) to take any photos myself. …"
Administrator commented on Administrator's group Bedfordshire
"A new Louise West video on how to make raised and rolled tallies."
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"Now I understand. The tree is as tall as a person. Such an interesting piece. (your whole tree)"
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mmr-boat tree

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mmr-silk route boat

"An interesting combination of random and carefully planned work. I like it."
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"How large is the tree going to be?"
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Elizabeth Ligeti commented on Administrator's group Tatting
"I would love to come to the Shuttlebirds Weekend, - but distance etc gets in the way!!!  (I am in Melbourne, Australia!!) Best wishes to all who manage to get there, - and please give us a report, - with some photos, afterwards."
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Needlelace for Beginners- Flower Petal Video Tutorial ( Turkish Igne Oya)

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"Shuttlebirds 22nd Annual Tatting Workshop registration is still open, and I'm hoping to see some of you there!  Even if you cannot travel to Spokane, please check out the class listings at…"
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" This is my channel for knotted lace or turkish needle lace!"

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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)
Your personal website, if you have one.
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:
I am Lorelei Halley.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.

All available from my website.

Photos of laces made from my designs, by me and others:
Photos of my needlelace:
My collection of Pinterest boards, includes antique lace photos:

My favorite lace this week

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

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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…


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


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


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.


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

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At 4:50pm on January 15, 2018, Lynn Peers said…

Thanks for the intro. As I'm new to this I've always wanted to try bobbin lace, tried it. Did something wrong cause I ended up with a big knot so I just put it away. Now i see that bobbin lace has come back and with the marvels of technology I feel it is going to be much easier to learn.

At 8:08pm on December 8, 2017, Carolyn Purcell said…

Thanks, Lorelei, 

I was already on needlelacetalk, and didn't realize I wasn't fully subscribed to the entire site. I'm sad to see the end of the Guild of Needle Laces,  but hope something similar will take its place.


At 9:03am on November 20, 2017, Nancy said…

Thanks so much!  I appreciate the info! 

At 4:01am on October 25, 2017, Carol Dodge said…

Thanks for adding me look forward to looking at the different groups.


At 7:52pm on September 19, 2017, Ginny - in WA said…

Hello Lorelei,

Thank you for accepting me onto the group. I'm just making a home made bolster pillow so I can start practicing and have been reading up as much as I can on the basics. I will read the posts suggested.

Again, thanks for having me.


At 12:44pm on September 18, 2017, Carmelina Andrade said…

Hi, Lorelei. It's a pleasure to say Hello. I feel very fortunate to find the page is still here. I'm going to be in touch more frecuently. I hope you are very fine.

At 4:04am on August 23, 2017, sema zeytinci said…

Dear Lorelei, 

Thank you so much for accepting me as this group. My English is not very good. Thank you so much for the Turkish message you sent me. You are a very kind person :)

I want to learn, develop and teach this art unknown to my country. I hope I can.

If I can learn to learn and develop and teach others, I would like to invite you as my teacher already to join my exhibition :)


At 3:37pm on August 14, 2017, Megan Stimpson said…

Thank you for having me here. Actually, I found your site while I was researching a small sample of genuine antique Irish Crochet I was able to purchase over the weekend. I will post photos and the story of how I came across this piece later, I have to leave the house shortly. I have just begun learning the Irish technique, I have 2 motifs from the book Irish Crochet Lace Motifs Collected And Described By Eithne D'Arcy. I need to get them posted at Ravelry and here; I am almost finished replacing the difficult edging on a 9 Ring Flower from Ms D'Arcy's book. My ambition is to produce a finished jacket, but I am very much just getting started.

It is an honor to be a part of this group, and I am excited to participate. I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week

At 5:03pm on July 30, 2017, Julie Santos Villegas said…
Thank you Lorelei for adding me to the group. I would appreciate it if you could change my name to Julie Santos Villegas (what I use on facebook). Julita is my full name but I am Julie for short. Thank you Lorelei.
At 7:51am on July 24, 2017, Laritza Rodriguez said…
Thank you! Looking forward to learning and sharing with like minded folk.

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