"Tatting - either Needle or Shuttle - both use the Hitch Knot. The first part is the Half-Hitch. The only difference between the two is that Needle Tatting results in a much larger finished lace. The shuttle creates very tiny and dainty lace."
"Thank you Pamela. For the next 12 weeks -! this dream of mine will take shape! I will try to take pictures and have started a journal. God Willing, it will be successful but I don't want to overinflate the forecast because anything can happen…"
"I WANT TO ANNOUNCE that I will be opening a new Lace Museum here in Middletown, NY! I've just got the okay from the property owner of a roomy Victorian house with lots of parking ! I've got TONS of work to do - will keep posting the…"
"Margaret Ruhland's website is phenomenal! I visited it and realize that I could use it to identify many pieces from my lace collection, using her photos as a guide. Thank you, Lorelei, for providing the link.
"Connie - that idea sounds terrific. Lots of luck with your project. It would probably make a good published book if you provide new techniques. I have "invented" several methods myself, as I am sure others have, but I've been too lazy…"
"That should be fun, James, hope you have a really terrific time on your upcoming holiday trip. The lacemakers' kit sounds like a brilliant idea for your grandchild. Maybe the travelers' information bureau can steer you towards that…"
Thank you Laura. I will look into their sticks and patterns. I have already ordered fansticks for the lace in progress from John Abel here in the US. I am now looking into new patterns. I also would like some idea's or suggestions as to the proper glue to use.