Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

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Bobbin made tape laces (braid laces)

Varieties of this kind include Russian tape lace, Schneeberger lace, Idrija lace, Lepoglava, Hinojosa and Milanese.  These laces are popular today particularly in Italy, Spain, and Russia.  They go back to the mid 1500s in Italy and Flanders.  Milanese tape lace is more complex and adds fancy decorative stitches and holes into the tape itself.  Hinojosa, dating from at least the late 19th c through the 20th c, is from the south west of Spain and relies on changing the stitch used to allow the tape to expand and contract in width.

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Best Beginner Tape Lace

Holly Powers started this discussion a few years ago. I am just reposting it."I'd like to work on a simple tape lace project as a side project to start on a new form of lace in addition…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator Apr 14, 2017.

Hinojosa Lace-Witchstitch 11 Replies

Recently there has been some interest in this form of tape lace which originates in Spain. One of our members, Carolina de la Guardia, has written 3 booklets of patterns, which also explain the…Continue

Tags: witch stitch lace, Hinojosa lace

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jun 3, 2016.

question about making lace on bolster pillow 46 Replies

Is there any difference in the way that Idrija stitches are made on a Bolster pillow vs. a flat pillow?Continue

Started by Linda Dumas. Last reply by Vicki Myers May 15, 2015.

Making a Schneeberger Fan 12 Replies

I've bought a fan pattern which does not have any arrows for the working direction. I'm not too concerned with the stitches but the picture simpy tells me to 'Start here' and the no. of bobbins to…Continue

Started by Deborah Baker. Last reply by Julia Brock Nov 5, 2014.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on August 17, 2019 at 7:28pm

a new book. I haven't seen it. Could be good.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on January 9, 2019 at 4:31pm

This site is selling Russian tape lace objects, including vests, neck decorations.

https://magasin.krujevniza-masteriza.ru/ 

And this one has a series of teaching patterns, downloadable for free.

https://krujevniza-masteriza.ru/skolki/

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 26, 2018 at 5:40pm

I have just added several diagrams of different kinds of turning stitch, to my website.

http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace-basics.html#turningstitch 

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on June 16, 2018 at 5:21pm
Comment by Carol Dodge on October 27, 2017 at 4:07am

Thank you

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 26, 2017 at 6:23pm

Carol - check out our Recommended Books page in this group. Look in the column just to the right of this one, under the member avatars, at the "Pages".

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/bobbin-made-tape-laces-braid-laces/p...

The Russian lace group of books is near the bottom of that page. The ones I have found most useful are the DMC one and the Karpenko booklet. The DMC is available as a free download, broken into several parts. The text is German. But I think that either the ariz.edu site or the antique pattern library site may have it in French instead. But the photos (engravings?) are clear enough that I didn't really need to read the text. You can see where all the threads go, and that is enough. 

The Karpenko has no text at all, just a series of diagrams showing stages of the work. That also seems to be enough to get the general idea.

Another possibility would be to use some of the free patterns on my personal website. Some of the patterns are from the DMC books, some from another free download, and one is my own design.

http://lynxlace.com/bobbinlacefreepatterns.html#tapelacelessons

http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace-tapelesson-47.html 

http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace-tapelacemat.html 

I still haven't worked samples for the MM ones (from Mincoff & Marriage), but I have done some of the DMC ones.

Lorelei

Comment by Carol Dodge on October 25, 2017 at 4:08am

Hi just joined you I am interested in learning Russian lace. What books do you advise, and patterns to start. I know torchon lace, so used to basic stitches.

Thanks Carol.   

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on September 12, 2016 at 5:23pm
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Comment by Lars Ekdahl on May 19, 2016 at 1:52pm

Thanks for all help Im wating for a mail from the author of the pattern and see what she has to say about it

 
 
 

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