Graph Paper and Thread

2 mm graph paper, used straight, can be used for Torchon patterns (suitable for mats, table linen etc) using threads such as Brok 36/2, DMC Broder Machine 30, Egyptian cotton 36/2,  Madeira Tanne 30, Mettler Stickgarn 30/2, Presencia Finca Continue reading

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Aponce is a French word, meaning to join by overlapping.    It appears in the book “Cluny de Briode” but does not appear in any dictionary of lace making terms, or any French dictionary for that matter.     Continue reading

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Dentelle de Normandie / Normandy Lace by Florence Quinette.
Page 57, the bookmark “Vice Versa” has quite a number of dots missing in the ground.

The Technique of Bobbin Lace by Pamela Nottingham, early version prior to 1995.
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Thread Chart

This chart is based on assessing threads by wrapping the thread around a solid object, like a pencil, between two marks 1cm (10mm) apart, and counting how many wraps it takes (Wraps Per Centimetre).  All Continue reading

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Adding Pairs

Julie wrote ……… in Milanese I did what the book said and just hung the new pair on a temporary pin, then put the pair around a passive. Did a row then gently pulled down the new pair. The cloth Continue reading

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Gathered corners

I was always told(and it works out correctly) that you need twice the WIDTH

of the lace for each corner as that is perfect for the mitred version. It

seems fine for a gathered corner as well.

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