A lace guild can help you find a teacher near you and lend you books. If you cannot find a teacher, you can still learn using online resources and books.
You'll need a few basic materials to get started: A pillow, bobbins, thread, and pins. Thread and pins are not too hard to come by, but you will have to purchase or make your own bobbins and pillow. There are other tools you can get, but you only need those listed under "required."

Online lessons for beginners


B.L.E.N.
THL Gweniver Kenwyn of Roseveth
lynxlace
torchon by Jo Edkins
step by step blog pages
various techniques by the LOKK
tatman both static and video chapters
Lori Howe
a list of hand outs
Brigita Fuhrmann
Danish but plenty of diagrams: Nyt I Knipling by Aase Nillson pdf homepage
Youtube video's categorized by lacenews especially instructions A-H and I-Z
ioli discussion group for beginners

wind bobbins

Youtube another multiple methods

trouble shooting

hooded bobbins

with a string

by Jean Leader with details about the direction
with a lego machine
with a hand powered mill

still to organize
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq0TWnXFOdo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEgzMJVWVu8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqYMOyLampg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIw6ZW2k5cs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gqW9GFHWGA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCEG6LltFAo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDSTERKtlso

hitch


beyond the first lessons

lace makers corner various techniques, site seems to be closed but the pages are still available
dentelle-et-papillon dozens of blog pages about various techniques with a built in translator