The Brooklyn Lace Guild is an organization devoted to the celebration of handmade lace.
There are many different ways to make lace and our members specialize in a variety of techniques. The three listed below are some of the main areas of lace that our guild members specialize in.
Bobbin lace is a lace textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. As the work progresses, the weaving is held in place with pins set in a lace pillow, the placement of the pins usually determined by a pattern or pricking pinned on the pillow. - wikipedia
Needle lace is a type of lace created using a needle and thread to stitch up hundreds of small stitches to form the lace itself. The work is started by securing heavier guiding threads onto a stiff background (such as thick paper) with stitches that can later be removed. The work is then built up using a variety of stitches—the most basic being a variety of buttonhole or blanket stitch. - wikipedia
Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace from a series of knots and loops. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of cow hitch or half-hitch knots, called double stitches, over a core thread. - wikipedia