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Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, lace teacher
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
tatting, bobbinlace, needlelace
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Photo sharing site with photos of your work, if you have one (picasa,flickr,photobucket,etc)
Your personal website, if you have one.
Your blog, if you have one
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I make tatted lace, bobbin lace and needle laces. I have been tatting for 26 years and bobbin and needle lace for 9 years.
Give us titles of lace books or articles you have written, that you want us to know about.
I have authored two tatting books that can be found here: http://www.tat-man.net/tatterville/tatshop/tatshop.html
"Tatted Gathering of Angels" copyright 2001
and "Tatting Patterns for One Shuttle, Book One" copyright 2006

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At 7:48pm on March 16, 2012, Anita Barry said…

Thank you for your welcome! Glad to be with the group!  I'm looking forward to learning from other tatters and lacers.  Cheers, Anita

At 2:59pm on February 20, 2012, maria silva said…


Thank you for your wellcome and accept me in the group.


At 3:53pm on February 13, 2012, Administrator said…

Yes, Mark, the link is fixed.  Thank you.

At 2:57pm on February 13, 2012, Administrator said…

Mark:  To see the problem link go here:


Your Wednesday note gives a list.  #8 on the list says "Working a plait with a cross and twist", but the video it is linked to is about making a 4 pair braid/tape.  Since the first lesson I've posted is about a plait/braid, I'd like the video on that subject, too.

At 11:02pm on February 9, 2012, Administrator said…

Mark, thanks for the lists of your videos.  That is exactly what I wanted.  I think it will make it easier for people to find what they really need at their level.  Sometimes when people are confronted with a few dozen videos, they just gasp in disbelief and don't know where to start.

At 1:41pm on February 9, 2012, Margret Ruhland said…

Hi Mark.

Thanks for inviting me to the IOLI, I used to be a member a long time agao.

Can I post some of my old lace that I have collected over the past 30 some years?

Thanks Margaret

At 5:05pm on February 8, 2012, Administrator said…

Mark, thanks, whenever you have time.  I've looked at our traffic statistics again.  And I think that when you told your tatting groups about us, that did bring us both members, but also visitors.  BOBBINLACE BEGINNERS and TATTING see the most traffic of any of our groups.

At 2:47pm on February 8, 2012, Administrator said…


I can't find your list of your tatting videos.  I had an email from laceioli that you had written the list, but when I followed the link, it wasn't there.  Only your bobbin lace list was there.

At 6:27pm on February 7, 2012, Administrator said…


I'm trying to make beginner tutorials easier to find.  We have had a lot of traffic to the BOBBIN LACE BEGINNERS group, but no posts by actual beginners.  The resources are here, they just don't know how to find them.  So I want to ask you to do something.  Please make a list of the bobbin lace videos you have posted here, in the order in which a beginner should view them.  (So such a person won't get confused going back and forth between videos and not understanding what comes first.)  Please put the list into a comment here


and I'll add it to the TUTORIALS page.

I do realize that you actually have a real ;job, but .....  I have to ask you also to do the same for your tatting videos.  I'll also ask Linda Davies to do the same.

At 2:42pm on February 3, 2012, Patty Dowden said…

Hi Mark!

About wire bobbin lace; the secret is to use very fine wire.  This should come as no surprise to someone who makes lace with impossibly fine thread.  Multiple plies of very fine wire works almost like thread.  And instead of keeping your fingers off the wire, you need to be in touch with it all the time.  Very short leashes and off you go.


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