For those who love hand made lace.
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Barbara Gordon on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I've been invite to teach needle lace by a group of lovely ladies in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. If you are interested in joining us for an all weekend class at the end of March, please send registration to Katherine Dunlevey, 11550 Colchester Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 email@example.com
Hope to meet other lace…Continue
Added by Victoria Ong on January 22, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments
If you've been interested in learning needle lace for some time, check out the Midwest Fiber- Frolic event in Milwaukee, or visit the Empty Bottle's Handmade Market in Chicago during the Spring.
Added by Victoria Ong on December 30, 2018 at 8:58am — No Comments
I wrote about the best thing to do if you are left handed, as most books and users including myself are right-handed.
If you are curious how thread size affects needle lace projects, check out my post.
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.
Added by Barbara Gordon on April 15, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
After my total hip and PT for that, then more PT for my neck again, as it wasn't doing to good at all, I have now hit a time when it is almost over. I still have some dry needling done on my neck, but I am doing pretty good. I now want to get my book out and get going.
I have no instructor so it will be just me and the things I've learned about bobbin lace already, which I think/hope is enough. My patterns are printed out now all I have to do is clear a pillow. I have to…Continue
Or "How I learned a lot"…Continue
Had a total hip replacement on December 27th with some minor complications like an infection. Having plenty of in home PT and visiting nurses. I must be getting better because now I'm thinking about Hinojosa Lace again. To see my Dr this morning to find out the next move and I'm getting antsy..!
Wishing a happy holiday season to all our members. May your new year be full of lace.
Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 24, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments
I've had surgery on my neck last Tuesday the 24th. Lots of arthritis. He had to take out each disc, clean it up, put it back in with new spacer bars between them. Right now....it doesn't feel good at all...!! Lots of pain today, must be healing...ha, ha!
Hope to get back into things in maybe a week or so...I hope. Will be thinking of all the projects your doing and I'm not...!
I still want to make this…Continue
I've seen and heard enough now about the Hinojosa Lace that I have ordered one of the books on it. Spanish braid lace "Witchstitch" I is the one that I've ordered. Thanks to Carolina's site I was able to see some of what is in this one ahead of time and the other books also. Not making any promises here, but I want to make that one stitch and because of that I made some advancement. I was told that the one stitch I want to do could be made in some of the Milanese Lace, but why not…Continue
Some of us have started a group on Facebook for those of us challenged by UFOs--UnFinished Objects. The group is the Craft UFOs Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674307326156108/. "Craft" in the name is our indication that craftsmen in all areas are welcome, although since it was started by lacemakers, there are mostly lacemakers in it right now. However, many lacemakers have already confessed to closets full of…Continue
Exhibit titled: Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution 1520-1620
This exhibit is well worth seeing if you have a couple of hours in New York City. I was lucky to be in NYC for a long weekend and enjoyed viewing this exhibit. My husband found the entire exhibit very interesting and he is not a lacer! It is only 2 galleries and the items are beautiful to view. If the Christmas Tree is still up - that is special to see as well.
Exhibit has only a…Continue
Added by Chris Brill-Packard on January 3, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Happy New Year, Everybody! May your threads never break.
Louise Colgan will be teaching Milanese and Bedfordshire lace east of Cleveland, OH, April 15 - 17, 2016. A few spaces are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. See flyer for more information and registration form.
Is anyone planning on attending the Kniplings Festival in Tonder, Denmark, June 3 - 5, 2016? I'm also planning on registering for the workshop June 6-10. If anyone else is attending or has attended in the past, I'd love to hear from them. thank you, Katherine
Added by Katherine Dunlevey on November 22, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments