In the past, there were lace schools, where the children of the village would learn how to make lace. This is my online lace school!
For beginners - equipment, how to set up a pillow, easy patterns
Patterns - free patterns and descriptions
Stitches - the manipulation of bobbins which is the basis of bobbin lace, with a description, animation and photos of each stitch
Different shapes of lace - strips, corners, mats, etc.
Other - various subjects about making lace
Design your own lace patterns - with grids, design kits, interactive designer and advice
References - Lace museums, guilds, lace groups, suppliers, fairs, books, classes, lace identification, online lace lessons
Glossary - an alphabetical index to this website
My books, available on Amazon:
Important! This is my new lace website - a rewrite of my old one which is now archived. If you prefer the old format,
Dutch translation of this older version of this website by Rene' van Hassel
My name is Jo Edkins - index to all my websites - any questions or comments, email me
© Jo Edkins 2017