Making laces by hand is an ancient and treasured art form. Sites listed here are involved in the study, preservation and the making of lace of all types. Some types of handmade laces include bobbin laces, needle laces, tape laces and tatted lace.
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Freelance editor for Lace (the Lace Guild magazine), Deb's site contains knitted, bobbin and needle laces, plus plotted grids for designing your own lace patterns.
Avital designed a printable pricking for a bobbin lace tablecloth and a Star of David tatting pattern. Her gallery contains examples of 3 different lace forms.
Beautiful and Practical Netting
Rita creates doilies and edgings, sharing patterns and 'how to' information.
Bobbin Lace European Network
This database has entries in the following categories: laces, census and biographies of lacemakers, designers, bibliographies, glossaries, historical documents, museums, news and online training.
Bobbin Lacers in CZ
Jaroslava Jedlinska and Dana Mihulkova, both from Czech Republic, share examples of their bobbin laces.
Bobbinlace Chat Group
A group of over 300 bobbin lacers chat about projects, supplies and patterns.
Brenda includes instructions for choosing threads, a free pattern and a gallery.
Brenda and Terry Paternoster offer information about lacemaking, lace threads and a free bobbin lace pattern.
Canadian Lacemaker Gazette
This lace magazine is printed in French and English.
Carolina presents her original milanese works, patterns and a history of lace in Catalunya
CD 2000 GALLERY
This unusual collection of over 400 laces was exhibited in England and the USA.
Chrisine has posted photos of her honiton projects.
Cross-Twist (Kreuzen-Drehen )
Click a photo, then follow the arrows to explore the works of Lace-Artist Eva Baumgartner.
Digital Archive of Documents
Professor Griswold has been collecting documents regarding textile arts such as lacemaking, and placing them in this online archival library.
Dora the Knotter
Dora's sense of humor shows in her Margareten-Spitze laces.
Dreams of Lace
Christiane Eichler's site includes a pattern surfer, a German and English lace dictionary, a gallery and tips.
Emily Clare, lacemaker
Photo and historical background of victorian era lacemaker.
A lacemaker has evaluated design software and created a table stand for a vertical cookie pillow.
The modern works of this lace artist are displayed here.
Gloria's laceworks include multiple contest entries. She specializes in modern lace jewelry.
International Forum of Lace
Results of the 2003 Conference in Rimini, Italy. Plans to further study the technical, artistic and historic aspects of lace in 2005.
Irish Carrickmacross Lace -
This Arduin Lace Collection was handmade by Mary O'Neill in Ireland.
Jo Edkins' Lace School
This online bobbin lace school has twelve lessons covering over forty topics. Each topic is well illustrated; some are even animated. The ten beginning patterns are organized into four categories; all are illustrated.
Frances defines knotwork and offers assorted bobbins.
Rosanna has compiled articles, photos, reports and diagrams of lacemaking in France, including an unusual collection of lacemakers in miniature.
La Encajera - The Lacemaker
Home page of the Spanish lace magazine. Patterns, competitions and calendar, plus 'Letter to the Reader' from previous issues.
This comprehensive well maintained list, sorted by country, lists lace events all over the world.
Includes a short introduction to princess, bobbin and needle laces.
The Lace Museum
The site of this California museum shows current displays, workshops and classes. Also calendar of events, newsletter and patterns.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find lace histories from 1500-1900, plus a gallery of laceworks.
Lacemakers of Calais
Homepage of this historic Australian Society of Lacemakers.
Lacemaking in Czek
Animated video of bobbin pairs in action.
Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst
The official site of LOKK, the Dutch Lace Organization, contains photos of modern and classical laces created by its members. Click kantbrief to reach the gallery.
This artist shares her collection of oil paintings celebrating bobbin lace.
Mary Margaret Nousek
Mary offers a small gallery that includes profiles of a man and a woman done in needle lace.
Miniature Bobbin Lace
Jan, from Crete, creates miniature lace and lacemaking supplies - including a complete lace shop.
This news group provides a forum to discuss needlelace techniques.
Paličkování Company: About Lace
Documentation of the traditional lacemaking craft.
Poole Bobbin Lace Circle
Lacemakers share a pattern page, photos of their exhibits, Miss Channer's mat, plus information about their 4 year lace course.
Sheelin Irish Lace Museum
Museum shares several photos of lace dating from 1850 to 1900.
Lace Artist Sieglinde Grigat's 'Occhi' gallery holds over 40 pieces of tatted artworks. Most pieces employ advanced techniques. She also works in bobbin lace, crochet and hairpin laces, knotted and knitted laces.
Steph's String Related Stuff
Stephanie Peter's provides free bobbin lace software, stitching charts and tatting patterns, including complete illustrated instructions for cluny leaves.
The Structures of Antique Lace
Marla Mallett shares bobbin lace, needlepoint lace, and other handmade laces from her personal collection.
Photos, and descriptions, of bobbin lace pieces made by Lara's mom.
Ville de Retournac
The Lace Manufactures Museum records France's lacemaking history.
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