LisasLaces

Tatted Lace for Weddings, Mitzvahs, Gifts and the Home

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LisasLaces

Tatted Lace for Weddings, Mitzvahs, Gifts and the Home

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Announcement   Welcome to Lisa's Laces, the home for premier handmade tatted lace items. Wedding garters, ring bearer pillows, yarmulkas and much more. If you like what you see, I'm very happy. If you don't, please feel free to request a custom item. I love custom orders!

I'm adding items slowly, so please check back often!

Tatting is one of many methods for making lace. It is an unusually time-consuming fiber art, being made of thousands and thousands of tiny knots. It is usually made on very small size thread, which contributes to its fine, lacy quality. Tatting can also be identified by the picots or loops that are used both to decorate it and to connect the parts of a piece to each other. It is a very versatile art, being used for edgings, applique, and entire pieces.

I learned to make tatting from my older sister. She learned from her college roommate, who learned from her great-grandmother. My grandmother tatted, too--until she got married and had three small children during the Depression. Because this art has been handed down to me, I love to teach it, too.

I invent all my own patterns, too. I love spending time reading old (and new) tatting pattern books for inspiration. And then I make up my own patterns, a process that can take much longer than actually making the piece. But it means everything in my shop is unique.

Photography is by Kristi Sanford of Light on Life Images.

Announcement

Welcome to Lisa's Laces, the home for premier handmade tatted lace items. Wedding garters, ring bearer pillows, yarmulkas and much more. If you like what you see, I'm very happy. If you don't, please feel free to request a custom item. I love custom orders!

I'm adding items slowly, so please check back often!

Tatting is one of many methods for making lace. It is an unusually time-consuming fiber art, being made of thousands and thousands of tiny knots. It is usually made on very small size thread, which contributes to its fine, lacy quality. Tatting can also be identified by the picots or loops that are used both to decorate it and to connect the parts of a piece to each other. It is a very versatile art, being used for edgings, applique, and entire pieces.

I learned to make tatting from my older sister. She learned from her college roommate, who learned from her great-grandmother. My grandmother tatted, too--until she got married and had three small children during the Depression. Because this art has been handed down to me, I love to teach it, too.

I invent all my own patterns, too. I love spending time reading old (and new) tatting pattern books for inspiration. And then I make up my own patterns, a process that can take much longer than actually making the piece. But it means everything in my shop is unique.

Photography is by Kristi Sanford of Light on Life Images.

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  • Lisa

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    I've been making tatted lace for about 30 years. Lately, it has become more of a passion as more and more younger people say to me, "I've never seen that before." Tatting is a wonderful old art that I'd like to see spread farther.

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Last updated on January 4, 2013
Welcome to Lisa's Laces. I make tatted lace by hand and turn it into beautiful items for celebrations and everyday use. I love custom orders, so please send me a message if you'd like me to make something especially for you.

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Payment
Payment by PayPal, personal check, or money order is accepted. Please allow additional time for check clearance before shipping. No item will be shipped before check has cleared. Payment is due within one week of order being placed. I have to charge sales tax for sales in Illinois, based on your billing address.
Shipping
I generally ship via United States Postal Service in order to keep shipping costs down for you. If you prefer express mail or another carrier, please contact me for rates. I use envelopes or recycled boxes with my own special packaging for your enjoyment. I will generally ship with delivery confirmation. If you want me to include insurance, please let me know when you place your order so I can give you the correct price.

Feel free to contact me to discuss anything about the item before you buy if you are uncertain.

For international orders, please contact me for shipping rates. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

I generally ship within one week of the order date for pre-made items. Please see information on custom orders for approximate shipping dates.
Refunds and Exchanges
Before shipping, I will refund all but 10% of the price if you change your mind. But I hope you won't! After shipping, all sales on wedding/mitzvah items are final, due to the nature of the items. On all other items, if they are defective, I will refund the entire purchase price if you contact me within one week of receipt. I will not refund original shipping costs. I have to ask you to pay return shipping. I would love to take all responsibility for losses and damages in transit, but that would be prohibitive for me. I promise to pack every item as carefully as possible to get it to you in the best condition. If there is damage or loss in transit, please contact the carrier. No refunds are available on custom orders.

If you want to make an exchange after you have received your item, please contact me so we can discuss the exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
Fair warning for those with allergies: I try to keep the cat strictly away from the lace (cat + string = oh, no!), but everything in my home has come into contact with cat hair at some time, so if you are violently allergic to cats, this might not be for you. Everything comes from a non-smoking, unscented home.

Most items are hand-washable. Please contact me for detailed washing and ironing instructions.

Custom orders are always welcome. Please contact me for more information. But remember that hand-made, tatted lace is a slow, intensive process. If you want a custom item, please get in touch with me 3 to 6 months ahead of time, depending on what you want. If you want anything large, it could take a year or more to make, so please plan accordingly.

My goal is your complete satisfaction. Although I have to restrict some types of returns, please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss how I can make things right if there is anything wrong.

I've been asked why my lace is so expensive. Any kind of hand-made lace takes a very long time to make. The smaller the thread, the longer it takes, too. I think it is important to charge an amount for each piece that is reflective of the time and skill that goes into it. Real, hand-made lace is a luxury item. I like to have smaller pieces that are within the price range of most people, but the larger or more complex items are going to be expensive.