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. Lacemaking Crafts Arts.
- LaceFairy www
Provides information on lacemaking including identification and preservation, LaceFairy, collecting, instructions, patterns, postcards, historical photographs and galleries.
- Lacemakers Poole Bobbin Lace Circle www
Lacemakers share a pattern page, Bobbin Lace Circle, photos of their exhibits, Miss Channer's mat, plus information about their 4 year lace course. Poole Bobbin Lace Circle.
- Professor Digital Archive of Documents www
Professor Griswold has been collecting documents regarding textile arts such as lacemaking, Archive of Documents, and placing them in this online archival library. Digital Archive of Documents.
- Rita Beautiful and Practical Netting www
Rita creates doilies and edgings, and Practical Netting, sharing patterns and 'how to' information. Beautiful and Practical Netting.
- Mary Mary Margaret Nousek www
Mary offers a small gallery that includes profiles of a man and a woman done in needle lace. Mary Margaret Nousek.
- Lace Sieglindes Twinetime www
Lace Artist Sieglinde Grigat's 'Occhi' gallery holds over 40 pieces of tatted artworks. Twinetime. Most pieces employ advanced techniques. She also works in bobbin lace, crochet and hairpin laces, knotted and knitted laces. Sieglindes Twinetime.
- Stephanie Steph's String Related Stuff www
Stephanie Peter's provides free bobbin lace software, String Related Stuff, stitching charts and tatting patterns, including complete illustrated instructions for cluny leaves. Steph's String Related Stuff.
- These Batten Lace www
These simplified instructions for making battenburg lace include photos. Batten Lace.
- Elizabeth Reclaiming Your Heritage, Lace and Linens www
Elizabeth Kurella identifies, Your Heritage, Lace and Linens, repairs and appraises fine laces. Reclaiming Your Heritage, Lace and Linens.
- Christiane Dreams of Lace www
Christiane Eichler's site includes a pattern surfer, Lace, a German and English lace dictionary, a gallery and tips. Dreams of Lace.
- Includes Lace Magazine www
Includes a short introduction to princess, Magazine, bobbin and needle laces. Lace Magazine.
- Click Cross-Twist (Kreuzen-Drehen ) www
Click a photo, (Kreuzen-Drehen ), then follow the arrows to explore the works of Lace-Artist Eva Baumgartner. Cross-Twist (Kreuzen-Drehen ).
- Animated Lacemaking in Czek www
Animated video of bobbin pairs in action. Lacemaking in Czek.
- Results International Forum of Lace www
Results of the 2003 Conference in Rimini, Forum of Lace, Italy. Plans to further study the technical, artistic and historic aspects of lace in 2005. International Forum of Lace.
- This Irish Carrickmacross Lace - www
This Arduin Lace Collection was handmade by Mary O'Neill in Ireland. Irish Carrickmacross Lace -.
- Brenda Brenda Paternoster www
Brenda includes instructions for choosing threads, Paternoster, a free pattern and a gallery. Brenda Paternoster.
- Photos, Tussah www
Photos, Tussah, and descriptions, of bobbin lace pieces made by Lara's mom. Tussah.
- Sherry, Celtic Dream Weaver www
Sherry, Dream Weaver, a tatter and bobbin lacer, designs unique pieces. She also decorates bobbins using paints and decoupage. Celtic Dream Weaver.
- This Needlelace Club www
This news group provides a forum to discuss needlelace techniques. Needlelace Club.
- Home La Encajera - The Lacemaker www
Home page of the Spanish lace magazine. Encajera - The Lacemaker. Patterns, competitions and calendar, plus 'Letter to the Reader' from previous issues. La Encajera - The Lacemaker.
- This Jo Edkins' Lace School www
This online bobbin lace school has twelve lessons covering over forty topics. Edkins' Lace School. Each topic is well illustrated; some are even animated. The ten beginning patterns are organized into four categories; all are illustrated. Jo Edkins' Lace School.
- Photo Emily Clare, lacemaker www
Photo and historical background of victorian era lacemaker. Emily Clare, lacemaker.
- The Ville de Retournac www
The Lace Manufactures Museum records France's lacemaking history. Ville de Retournac.
- One Csetneki Hungarian Lace www
One hundred years of Hungarian lace. Hungarian Lace. Includes history, lacemaking method, and image gallery with close up details. Csetneki Hungarian Lace.
- Settled Noelene Lafferty www
Settled in The Round House in Cooma, Lafferty, Australia, Noelene (Tatter's Poet Laureate) shares her new lace creations. Noelene Lafferty.
- The The Lacemakers Circle www
The Circle, Lacemakers Circle, formed in 1988, publishes a quarterly magazine, promotes classes, demonstrations and lace days, and maintains a library. They match lacemakers with mentoring peers, and provide a help line. The Lacemakers Circle.
- Avital Avital's Fibers www
Avital designed a printable pricking for a bobbin lace tablecloth and a Star of David tatting pattern. Fibers. Her gallery contains examples of 3 different lace forms. Avital's Fibers.
- Thirty Lacemaking www
Thirty eight sites are linked to this web ring. Lacemaking.
- Rosanna La Dentelles www
Rosanna has compiled articles, Dentelles, photos, reports and diagrams of lacemaking in France, including an unusual collection of lacemakers in miniature. La Dentelles.
- Frances Knotwork www
Frances defines knotwork and offers assorted bobbins. Knotwork.
- Scroll Lacemaker's Cottage www
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find lace histories from 1500-1900, Cottage, plus a gallery of laceworks. Lacemaker's Cottage.
- Rita Knypplad Spets , the Crowning Touch www
Rita Leydon writes an essay on bobbin lacemaking in Sweden. Knypplad Spets , the Crowning Touch.
- An Lace Express www
An international, Express, periodical magazine for lace makers. Also offers books and patterns. Online subscription and orders. Lace Express.
- Marla The Structures of Antique Lace www
Marla Mallett shares bobbin lace, Structures of Antique Lace, needlepoint lace, and other handmade laces from her personal collection. The Structures of Antique Lace.
- Homepage Isis Lacemakers www
Homepage of lacemakers in Oxford UK includes calendar of events. Isis Lacemakers.
- A Bobbinlace Chat Group www
A group of over 300 bobbin lacers chat about projects, Chat Group, supplies and patterns. Bobbinlace Chat Group.
- An Alamo Bobbin Lacers www
An IOLI charter group, Bobbin Lacers, meets in San Antonio, Texas. Includes photos of annual demonstrations at the Folklife Festival. Alamo Bobbin Lacers.
- This CD 2000 GALLERY www
This unusual collection of over 400 laces was exhibited in England and the USA. CD 2000 GALLERY.
- The Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst www
The official site of LOKK, Organisatie Kant Kunst, the Dutch Lace Organization, contains photos of modern and classical laces created by its members. Click kantbrief to reach the gallery. Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst.
- Brenda Brenda's Lace www
Brenda and Terry Paternoster offer information about lacemaking, Lace, lace threads and a free bobbin lace pattern. Brenda's Lace.
- Doylies, Ruthan Designs Torchon Lace www
Doylies, Designs Torchon Lace, mats, butterflies and a doll dress have all been made by this creative lacemaker. Ruthan Designs Torchon Lace.
- This Louise Moreau www
This artist shares her collection of oil paintings celebrating bobbin lace. Louise Moreau.
- Carolina Carolina's Lace www
Carolina presents her original milanese works, Lace, patterns and a history of lace in Catalunya Carolina's Lace.
- Documentation Paličkování Company: About Lace www
Documentation of the traditional lacemaking craft. Paličkování Company: About Lace.
- The Lefkara Lace www
The history and patterns of lace on Cyprus can be found here, Lace, plus a photo index of local lacemakers. Lefkara Lace.
- This Canadian Lacemaker Gazette www
This lace magazine is printed in French and English. Canadian Lacemaker Gazette.
- Freelance "Mrs Dot" www
Freelance editor for Lace (the Lace Guild magazine), Dot", Deb's site contains knitted, bobbin and needle laces, plus plotted grids for designing your own lace patterns. "Mrs Dot".
- Homepage Lacemakers of Calais www
Homepage of this historic Australian Society of Lacemakers. Lacemakers of Calais.
- This Bobbin Lace European Network www
This database has entries in the following categories: laces, Lace European Network, census and biographies of lacemakers, designers, bibliographies, glossaries, historical documents, museums, news and online training. Bobbin Lace European Network.
- The The Lace Museum www
The site of this California museum shows current displays, Lace Museum, workshops and classes. Also calendar of events, newsletter and patterns. The Lace Museum.
- News SCA Lace www
News group discusses topics relating to making lace during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. SCA Lace.
- A The Dallas Lace Society www
A calendar of events and lace tips from members are on the home page of this guild. The Dallas Lace Society.
- Thread, Be-stitched www
Thread, Be-stitched, books, needles, shuttles and other tools for tatting. Be-stitched.
- This Roseground Tatting & Lacemaking Supplies www
This online shop is based in England, Tatting & Lacemaking Supplies, but supplies lacers worldwide with unique products such as Edward Clarke's 'Silent Tatter' shuttles. Roseground Tatting & Lacemaking Supplies.
- Amy, Amy's Page www
Amy, Page, from Mielke's Farm in Wisconsin, has added a simple bookmark pattern. Amy's Page.
- Consultant Tatmeister www
Consultant to The Lace Museum, Tatmeister, Dan's site includes: shuttle collections, ten language glossaries, a discussion of copyright questions, a chronology of where and when tatting is found in print, and a gallery of his work (including original designs). To navigate the site, select MAP at the bottom of the page, then click the links on the left of the various pages. Tatmeister.
- Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum www
Toronto's authority on historic, Shoe Museum, regional, and cultural footwear. Information and images of the collections, list of exhibitions, gift shop, programs and facility rentals, map, admission costs and hours of operation. Bata Shoe Museum.
- "The Textile Museum of Canada www
"The only museum in Canada exclusively devoted to the collection, Museum of Canada, exhibition, and documentation of textiles from around the world." The site contains museum information and pictures of items in the collection. Located in Toronto. Textile Museum of Canada.
- Alexa: Lacemaking Crafts
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Lacemaking Crafts
- DMOZ: Lacemaking Crafts
dmoz.org Directory: Lacemaking Crafts