Devon Thein
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Classes for IOLI Convention 2017 announced
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The classes and teachers for the 2017 IOLI Convention, Liberty in Lace, to be held Sunday July 16-Saturday July 22, 2017 in King of Prussia, PA have been announced. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Sep 1, 2016.

Brooklyn-based artists launch NYC lace guild

Exciting news! The Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn which has been giving bobbin lace lessons will now host the first meeting of a New York Lace Guild, on Thursday. Here is a link to details in their…Continue

Started May 21, 2016

Doily Free Zone- June 10-12 2016

Call for proposals DFZ 20162nd International Symposium of Young Lace Makers June 10-12  2016We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a symposium for and about young lace makers in Gandino,…Continue

Tags: makers, young, Italy, lace, Contemporary

Started Aug 11, 2015

Lace Artists who sell their work
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Are there artists who work in lace technique and sell their work? If one wanted to buy a piece of contemporary lace, made using a lace technique, not just something in another technique that looks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator May 2, 2013.

 

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Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"There are a number of examples of Redano in the Catalog of the Hispanic Society in America. They all claim to be from Huelva province, although different towns. I have only found mention of Redano lace in the books of the Hispanic Society of America…"
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Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I have encountered four pieces called Redano lace from Spain. They were originally from a collection of a man with some expertise in Spanish lace. I am trying to get a handle on what Redano is. It seems it is considered the same as caul lace, and…"
yesterday
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Thanks for your comments Lorelei. I think the sewings you see in the photo with the blue circles are associated with "false plaits". It is a very interesting way to approximate the appearance of a needle lace mesh using bobbins and…"
yesterday
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Lorelei- I am not seeing the photos with red rings and blue rings, etc. you are referring to. How do I access them?"
Mar 23
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I have encountered a lappet thought to be Point d'Angleterre with an origin in Flanders or France. Buts some of the fillings look very English to me, especially one that corresponds to number 169 Braids with Leadworks that appears in Honiton…"
Mar 22
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"On the ever fascinating topic of lassen, I ran across some lassen on Valenciennes where the join is actually a zig-zag, which would require less of an overlap than a diagonal. The joining in the solid areas is disorderly looking compared to what our…"
Jul 11, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"On the ever fascinating topic of lassen, I ran across some lassen on Valenciennes where the join is actually a zig-zag, which would require less of an overlap than a diagonal. The joining in the solid areas is disorderly looking compared to what our…"
Jul 11, 2019
Devon Thein replied to J. Ames's discussion French Chateau Laces
"Another grandiose table cloth from Venice,  In insertion at one end, putti flanking muse of Poetry: (left) NVMI / NE; (right) AFFLA / TURIn insertion at other end, putti flanking muse of Philosophy: (left) CAVSA / RUM; (right) COC[sic]N[I] /…"
Jun 30, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I have had a look at Ann Buck's book and I see what Lorelei means about the same type of flower. I guess it is a rose. The date on one of these rose pieces is 1860-80. It would be interesting to know if there was an international style trend of…"
Jun 23, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Looking at the flowers on this piece, it strikes me that they look a lot like flowers on Valenciennes de Gand, although the background mesh is not appropriate. Also, Valencinnes de Gand is a part lace. But, could it be Belgian? Here is  a link…"
Jun 20, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Nancy, could you point me toward these German bobbin lace books? Yes, I think if we decide this is a Cluny/Beds/Maltese lace then we have to start wondering where it was made. Any other thoughts?"
Jun 18, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Now that I am thinking about it...maybe Bedfordshire lace? More photos of 48.187.645."
Jun 18, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Perhaps I can use the opportunity of discussing handkerchief joining to ask the forum another question. Here is a handkerchief, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 48.187.645. If you needed to describe this for the data base, what would you call it? Is…"
Jun 18, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Found some lassen. The one with cinq trous ground is 06.629. It says it is circa 1800, but I don't know that I think that is correct. The other one, with Kat stitch 1979.311.12 is supposedly 19th century, joined lappets. Of course they were…"
Jun 16, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"At Nancy's request here is Princess Alice handkerchief 63.196.17 corners."
Jun 16, 2019
Devon Thein commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"More joins. Here is a Valenciennes joined in the corner, not lassen. "
Jun 16, 2019

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I enjoy making bobbin lace and needle lace. I also collect lace and enjoy researching historical lace.

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Live blogging The Young Lace Makers Symposium- Doily Free Zone

I have proposed to Lorelei that those of us who are attending the 1st International Symposium of Young Lace Makers in Pavia Live Blog the event. I don't know if anyone has ever Live Blogged a lace event before, or even if it is a good idea, but in the spirit of innovation, I thought we could give it a try. I encourage anyone who is attending to share their thoughts, observations, pictures and Youtubes as responses to this entry.

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Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — 31 Comments

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At 7:23pm on October 31, 2016, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Devon

I enjoyed your article in the summer IOLI bulletin, especially your dry humor leaking through the cracks.

At 1:04pm on August 7, 2014, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Happy Birthday

At 3:22pm on March 4, 2014, Margaret Norris said…
Thank you for your welcome, information and suggestion. I am fairly new to steampunk circles, but getting more interested as time goes on. I am not aware yet of anyone making lace, but will search and pursue :)
Looking forward to learning anyway and meeting you all here.
At 9:10am on October 31, 2013, Sari Mansfield said…

John C. Campbell Folk School. Sorry it took so long to answer you. Still trying to get into the rhythm of this wonderful site.

My bff and I will be coming to Lace Day on Saturday. What time does it start ? We will be coming from Long Island so I will just mapquest the directions. In fact my gf knows that area from doing resets at the local Stop and Shop.

See you soon!

Sari

At 1:30pm on March 27, 2013, Angharad Louise Rixon said…

Thanks Devon! It has been a very bumpy ride but we are almost there... I hope that now that things are in place next time will be easier and hopefully it will encourage more young people to make lace! Let's hope!!

See you very soon,

A

At 11:38am on March 22, 2013, Karen Thompson said…

Devon,

Yes, they are magnificent. I am delighted that more of the late 19th to early 20th century laces of the same style are coming out in the open.

At 8:42am on March 21, 2013, Patricia M. Cook said…

Devon, I can't tell you ho much I appreciate all of the information you sent me.  I was planning to reply but I can just reply here!  I will take your advice about ignoring spam too.  I'll try to get those pictures on here in the next day or two - have a lot of appointments today.  Yes, I did see the photos of the work showing the French Chateaux and it is fascinating!  Also, the work does look a lot like the work in my pieces.

I need to learn more about handmade lace because I do offer some antique/vintage pieces on my website, but nothing like these special pieces that I have.

Thanks so much again.  Patricia Cook

 

At 4:06pm on December 20, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

Devon

How is your new article coming?  Did you upload the videos to youtube?

At 10:56pm on August 22, 2012, Katherine Davies said…

Thank you for the welcome comment. I don't have anything particular to ask, I'm just pleased to have found so many lace-makers.

--Katherine

At 11:24pm on August 19, 2012, Ashley Scagnelli said…
Thank you! I hadn't made my way to that section yet. Actually I'm going to bring that up with one of my teachers too!

Definitely going to make a special day for that! :D
 
 
 

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