Barbara Gordon
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  • Kenosha, WI
  • United States

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Lizbeth thread..
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There was a discussion once about Lizbeth thread and how it twisted.  I had said that I didn't have any problems with it.  I am taking it all back.   I have been making more tatted Ice Drops and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Minniti Feb 26, 2018.

Looking for a book....pattern!
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I am looking for a book of designs done by B. Cook.  I had seen where someone had done this one pattern (will enclose), and so I went on a search, but so far no luck.  I wonder if anyone can help…Continue

Tags: Bridget Cook pattern, bobbin lace pattern

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jan 2, 2017.

 

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Barbara Gordon commented on Juliane's photo
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"Wow...really nice work.  I have never attempted anything like this yet.  "
Nov 4
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Deshaies Sophie
"Welcome to the group.  Will be waiting to see what you want to do or maybe already do.  I'm just kind of getting back into this myself, but will never stop..!  "
Nov 4
Barbara Gordon commented on Juliane's photo
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"Another from the same company.  Very nice.  I will have to look into that one.  Thanks for sharing."
Oct 18
Barbara Gordon commented on Juliane's photo
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"Looks like some really nice things in that book/magazine.  Not familiar with it."
Oct 18
Barbara Gordon posted a photo

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Made another bookmark. Used Lizbeth size 20, Size 20 called Green Coral Sea. Can't decided which picture I like better.
Oct 18
Barbara Gordon commented on Jeanne B's photo
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"I am just wondering.  Are these things that you have made or are they collectors items?  They look like the later.  I have to read up on this further.  I am so behind."
Oct 17
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Barbara Gordon's photo
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"Nice."
Oct 16
Barbara Gordon posted photos
Oct 16
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Diane Blain
"Hi Diane...Welcome to group.  Lots of friendly people in here.  Waiting to see what your interests in lace are and maybe the lace you have already made."
Sep 5
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Hope Martin
"Hi Hope...Welcome to group.  Lots of friendly people in here.  Waiting to see what your interests in lace are and maybe the lace you have already made."
Sep 5
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Diane Blain
"Hi Diane....Welcome to group.  Lots of friendly people in there.  Waiting to see what your interests in lace are and maybe the lace you have already made."
Sep 5
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Kara Quinteros
"Hi Kara...Welcome to group.  Lots of friendly people in there.  Waiting to see what your interests in lace are and maybe the lace you have already made."
Sep 5
Barbara Gordon posted a status
"Checking in see what's happening and to let you know that I am still doing some tatting and can go a bit longer with it than I was before."
Aug 21
Barbara Gordon left a comment for Audrey May Staub
"Hi Audrey.   Welcome to group.  Lots of friendly people in there.  Waiting to see what your interests in lace are and maybe the lace you have already made..!"
Aug 21
Lorelei Halley Administrator commented on Barbara Gordon's blog post I'm checking in again. My hand is better and now usable.
"Glad your hand is getting  better. And thanks for the info on these books."
Jul 18
Barbara Gordon posted a blog post

I'm checking in again. My hand is better and now usable.

I am still having some issures with my hand, but so far I have done some tatting, so thats good. I have a couple new books now too.  One in tatting and the other in bobbin lace.  I don't recall weather I posted the tatting one before or not.   Now to get moving on them.  I'm still a bit slower with my hand, but at least it's working.Here is my newest one in bobbin lace.  What I find different in this one is that the leaves are doubled and I've never seen them like that before.  Some really nice…See More
Jul 18

Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Torchon, Maltese, Honiton and more
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Want to get better
Your personal website, if you have one.
http://www.barbaragordon.ws
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I started getting into lace in 1988. Joined a lace group and then learned tatting, Hardanger and bobbin lace. I belong to a few lace groups now. I have also taught some beginning bobbin lace to a few ladies.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
A tatting book I just bought. 'Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting' Eager to try it.

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I'm checking in again. My hand is better and now usable.

I am still having some issures with my hand, but so far I have done some tatting, so thats good. I have a couple new books now too.  One in tatting and the other in bobbin lace.  I don't recall weather I posted the tatting one before or not.   Now to get moving on them.  I'm still a bit slower with my hand, but at least it's working.…

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Posted on July 18, 2019 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Stars In My Eyes..

This is one of the snowflakes I tatted while in Florida.  I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in Snow White.  Brought it home to stiffen and she will get next time I go down.  The design is by Lacemakermom and I got it through Etsy.…

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Posted on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Cappuccino Star

This is called Cappuccino Star designed by Renulek.  Used Lizbeth size 20, snow white thread.  Again, brought it home to stiffen it.  Will bring a bottle of stiffener with me next time I go down to Florida.…

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Posted on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm

Back to doing bobbin lace...

My lace group is doing a two Saturday retreat where some are getting more advanced and other's as myself are just getting back into doing it again.  So far we had a great time and made progress with our work.  I myself got back into again without to much of a problem.  Just a little slow in the beginning, but then I was right back on track with it.

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Posted on April 15, 2018 at 9:00pm

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At 9:13pm on April 11, 2019, NANCY LOWINGER said…

Thank you Barbara. I look forward to exploring. 

At 1:06am on April 11, 2019, Lesley Watson said…

Thank you, Barbara. I am at the very start of my exploration of lace. I have my mother's bobbin and pillows and decided it was time to put them to use again. I have been to a meeting at a local group and they helped me set up my first foray into whole stitch which I have just finished. I am looking forward to finding out a lot more about lace. 

At 6:12pm on October 15, 2018, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

I like your yellow flower.

At 1:31am on October 12, 2018, Karen Roy said…

Hi Barbara!  Thank for your welcome!  I make contemporary needle lace with representative motifs (flowers, birds, etc). I started making needle lace in 2013, but haven't done any in a while since my dressmaking and other sewing have taken much of my time.  However, I'm still very interested in lace, and I've joined this group to expand my knowledge about bobbin lace and other forms that I don't make but want to be able to identify.  I am also a member of Needle Lace Talk, another Ning group that Lorelei Halley runs. 

At 8:26pm on October 10, 2018, la Peterson said…

Thank you ...hope to learn more about laces.....I love linen and lace things....I want to learn more about the different types of lace. Linda

At 1:36pm on September 18, 2018, Sue Forrest said…

Hi Barbara

The way I got into tatting was circular to say the least. I think I remember my Nana tatting when I was growing up but when we cleared her house we never came across any shuttles; half a houseful of other stuff but no shuttles. So perhaps my memory is wrong.

Some years later I went on holiday in Devon and had a go on a practice bobbin lace pillow. I enjoyed it but had no inclination at that stage to learn the craft. Move on a few years again and I was going to visit a friend in Wiltshire and tagged it on to a weekend tatting course. The course was cancelled but they said I could learn lace making. I agreed.

Back home, it turned out my Mum's best friend went to a lace class - I never knew she made lace. I enrolled on to the class and did a year's beginner's class. I was encouraged to do the City and Guilds course which as you probably know included tatting as one of the skills. So I got there in the end!

I've only just started trying to tat again in the last year or so after seeing a book on tatted jewellery but am making very slow progress.

At 8:33am on January 8, 2017, Shawn said…

Thank you Barbara!  My Mom and I have always loved lace and she bought me a kit many years ago and now I have some time to learn. 

At 8:12am on January 2, 2017, Cathy Wesemann said…
Good morning, Barbara,

My husband and I love the Kenosha area. When we can, we visit the Bristol Ren Faire there. That was our first Renaissance faire we attended and so, it is our favorite. We've been going almost every year for almost 20 years.
Next time we go, I'll have to check out their crafts area and see if there are any bobbin lacers there.
At 6:48am on November 12, 2016, Mary DeChristopher said…

Thanks for contacting me Barbara.  I am a little slow, trying to learn to navigate Laceioli site.  I am having some difficulty identifying some of my laces.  can you recommend where to go with questions?

Kind Regards,

Mary Dee

At 4:55pm on November 3, 2016, Virginia Berg said…

Just doing torchon so far.  Want to do it in a bigger format so it is easier to see. 

 
 
 

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