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.
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.
Rita creates doilies and edgings, sharing patterns and 'how to' information.
This database has entries in the following categories: laces, census and biographies of lacemakers, designers, bibliographies, glossaries, historical documents, museums, news and online training.
Jaroslava Jedlinska and Dana Mihulkova, both from Czech Republic, share examples of their bobbin laces.
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.
This lace magazine is printed in French and English.
Carolina presents her original milanese works, patterns and a history of lace in Catalunya
Chrisine has posted photos of her honiton projects.
Click a photo, then follow the arrows to explore the works of Lace-Artist Eva Baumgartner.
Professor Griswold has been collecting documents regarding textile arts such as lacemaking, and placing them in this online archival library.
Christiane Eichler's site includes a pattern surfer, a German and English lace dictionary, a gallery and tips.
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.
Results of the 2003 Conference in Rimini, Italy. Plans to further study the technical, artistic and historic aspects of lace in 2005.
This Arduin Lace Collection was handmade by Mary O'Neill in Ireland.
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.
Rosanna has compiled articles, photos, reports and diagrams of lacemaking in France, including an unusual collection of lacemakers in miniature.
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.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find lace histories from 1500-1900, plus a gallery of laceworks.
Homepage of this historic Australian Society of Lacemakers.
Animated video of bobbin pairs in action.
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 offers a small gallery that includes profiles of a man and a woman done in needle 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.
Documentation of the traditional lacemaking craft.
Lacemakers share a pattern page, photos of their exhibits, Miss Channer's mat, plus information about their 4 year lace course.
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.
Stephanie Peter's provides free bobbin lace software, stitching charts and tatting patterns, including complete illustrated instructions for cluny leaves.
The site of this California museum shows current displays, workshops and classes. Also calendar of events, newsletter and patterns.
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.
The Lace Manufactures Museum records France's lacemaking history.
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