Arrienne Lenorra Ashford (Reticella Lace)
Marie Schorn
ladyarrienne {at} gmail {dot} com
Elevated by: EikBrandr and Runa
Date of elevation: 30 May, 2009
apprenticed to: Isabel Moundoughter

My main areas of interest are needle lace (reticella and punto in aria),
elizabethan costuming and embroidery.

When I was studying portraits of late 16th century women, I found that a lot of them
were wearing lovely lace ruffs and some had lovely lace trim on their hats and
lace handkerchiefs.  I then found out that there are reprints of 16th century pattern books
containing lace patterns that would have been available to the 16th century lady.  I could
purchase or order over the internet linen thread similar to what they would have used. 
While watching TV, I could create a piece of lace that could have existed in the 16th century.

If this sounds interesting to you, I have instructions you can print out at
You can order linen thread from the lacemaker or (I use 80/2 - 120/2).
You can print out patterns from my website
or from

If you are interested in some good books about it see

If you would like to see some pictures of my lace