For those who love hand made lace.
I have been contacted by a Dutch lacemaker who asked me what "punto de ajedrez" and "punto monja" are. They are grounds, and from their names, Spanish. I haven't heard of either of them. She gave a YouTube video of "punto de ajedrez" (which means, I guess, checkerboard ground) and it looks like a rose ground but the centre filled in with cloth stitch. (The video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RFC5RX7zUs for anyone who's interested - but it's in Spanish!)
But I can't find anything about ''punto monja". "monja" means nun. Anyone got any ideas?
I'm sorry if this isn't a fit subject for a beginner's forum. But I'm a beginner in Spanish lace! (As in, I haven't even started yet...)
Actually I think there are several grounds in Grunde mit System that are very similar to chequerboard:
Here are the instructions for three of them:
In diamond, pins are on the inside of the corners.
The instructions are in German so I hope I have translated them correctly.