my special interest is in lace-making, but I'll try everything at least once, and some things I come back to time and again. My blog says more about how eclectic my tastes are.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I started out learning from my mum and grandma, took the required stuff in 3rd and 4th grade in school, and have been at it ever since. While I did do some classes on occasion, I'm largely self-taught.
Please contact me privately at email@example.com I have added a link to your needlelace tutorial to the opening page of the NEEDLELACETALK beginners group, and I would like to use your actual name, or at least your first name.
I saw the needle lace piece on your website tutorial. A very nice piece. You have really good control of your technique. I've tried needlelace (just so I would understand the method), but my workmanship was just too sloppy. Some day maybe I'll post pictures just to reassure beginners that they can do better than me. I hope you get good response to your tutorial. I will be restarting my own website in a few months. The last version had a siginficant amount of space given to needle lace, not because i do it, but because I think it deserves attention from the world, and it deserves more practitioners. I'll let you know when the stuff is ready. I have photos of laces from private collections. Most is not particularly good. There is some point de gaze. I also have photoes from some European lacemakers who sent me their photos to publish on the web.
Have you heard of Irma Osterman? She's an American needle lace teacher who has been doing it for at least 20 years.
All the needlepoint lace I've made so far has been white. Of course it could also work in a different colour, but white has that nice, crisp look to me. And I definitely wouldn't like to use different colours in the same piece.