Lena is a handicraft magazine published in Germany. The subtitle is “Die Besten Ideen Zum Selbermachen” which translates to “The Best Ideas For Do It Yourself.” Occasionally you’ll find “Makramee-Häkelei” projects (also known as Macramé Crochet or Romanian Point Lace). Here are some sample pages from Lena, September 2011, Issue No. 9:
This issue provides patterns for tracing as well as for needle-lace filling stitches and the basic crochet cords used in this form of lace. A large pattern sheet is folded and tucked into the center of the magazine.
large folded newsprint sheet with patterns for all needlework projects in the magazine. This is stapled into the center of the magazine. Here’s a scan of part of the page with the Romanian Point Lace pattern on it.
If you’re interested in learning how to make Romanian Point Lace crochet, check out the tutorials provided for free by Joanne on her blog Thread Head:
Back issues of Lena magazine can often be found on eBay (be sure to search worldwide, not just the U.S.), Amazon, DaWanda, ArtFire, Etsy, and from used magazine sellers online. Happy stitching!