Milanese lace

Read and Kincaid books
Q.    Has anyone actually tried to work any of the Milanese patterns from the Read and Kincaid books?  My reason for asking is that the pinholes on the prickings seldom Continue reading

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Marudai and Braids

The equipment, plaiting, takadai and finishing off.

A marudai is a piece of equipment used for making braid in the Japanese fashion, called Kumihimo.  It looks like a really big french knitter, with the bobbins and threads hanging Continue reading

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Lace Tools

Divider pins, cleaning pins, pillow whisks, prickers, needlecases, magnifying glasses, dealing with lots of bobbins using holders, bobbin winders, crochet hooks, aficots, sundries, lights, pilow stands, pins and pincushions, thread holder for winding, ringsticks and cover cloths.

Divider Pins
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Knitting Lace

Supplies and suppliers, and knitted tablecloth patterns.

Lace Knitting

I have a friend who wants to do some Shetland lace knitting with projects which require ‘finest lace weight Shetland yarn’ or ‘Shetland lace weight yarn’.  Has anyone heard Continue reading

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Historical dress, Catterns day, guilds, myths and beliefs, the Torchon Lace Company and Nutting Day.

Historical Dress

A bit of fashion trivia–the tailscoat worn by men first came into vogue at the time of Jane Austin in the late 1700’s, Continue reading

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Ground Types

Bucks point ground, and torchon grounds.

In Bucks Point – you work a stitch (cross and 3 twists), put up the pin, – and move on to the next stitch – NO stitch after the pin. Your left Continue reading

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You were wondering where to measure the distance between pinholes on a circular/
quarter circle pattern. If the pattern is well designed (and is Torchon), the “vertical” distance between pinholes in about the middle of the pricking should be Continue reading

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