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Cantu bobbin lace is a variety of tape lace, but uses a bundle to travel threads from one part of the design to another, a technique not used in other tape laces.  The designs often have curly flower heads with 3 lobes or petals.  Cantu lace. Also called punto Venezia.

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The Technique of Cantu Lace by Vera Cockuyt 23 Replies

I just bought the above book, which "describes from start to finish how to work Cantu lace" but the english is choppy and the terms undefined so I am lost.  Has anyone used this book who could help…Continue

Started by Lisa Davy. Last reply by Christine McKnight Apr 24, 2015.

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Comment by Barbara Bulgarelli on October 25, 2013 at 8:16pm

RE: The little green cover book on Cantu Lace by Mary McPeek

Before her death Mary gave the right to all her works to the Great Lakes Lace Group.  There is some consideration to republish her books. 

Comment by Kenneth G Longe on October 25, 2013 at 6:57pm

Thanks for the reference. I followed the link, but was not able to find the book. I did invest in Austria-Spitze - Eine Kloppelspitze Des Wiener Jugendstils by Leopoldine Winkler. It was a good deal on Amazon, $33 + shipping vs. $110 + shipping on Lacis.

My basic interest is in learning tape lace techniques as I have all the Mani di Fata Cantú books and patterns. I will post as to whether or not this is a helpful tome.

Thanks again for the help.

Also, does anyone have any experience with the Idrija Broad Tape 1 and 2 books?

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 25, 2013 at 4:27pm

Kenneth

I just discovered that VanSciver Bobbinlace has Mary McPeek's book. VanSciver is in New York, so shipping shouldn't be astronomical.  I haven't seen it.  If you do decide to buy it, give us a book review once you have seen it.

http://www.vansciverbobbinlace.com/1Books.html#anchor1074679

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on October 25, 2013 at 4:20pm

Kenneth

Look just under the icon of this group for the section EXAMPLES AND RESOURCES.  Click on BOOKS to get the book list.  I'm afraid it is very thin. Almost nothing has been written on this style of bobbin lace.  But those are the titles we have been able to find.  Let us know if you have better luck.

Comment by Kenneth G Longe on October 25, 2013 at 2:47pm

Can anybody recommend a good instruction book for Cantu lace? I am looking for a resource that will bring me from the beginning to the end of a pattern.

 

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on July 2, 2013 at 3:43pm

Arlene

Thanks for the link.  A very good article.  

Everybody: be sure to also read her article on "Italian rosaline".  There is a link in the first article.

Comment by Arlene Cohen on July 1, 2013 at 3:52pm

A wonderful article about Cantu (found thanks to a posting on the Archne group):

http://www.lacecurator.info/my-favorite-things/cantu-bobbin-lace-me...

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on July 6, 2012 at 4:00pm

Karisse: I have noticed the different styles described as "Cantu". There are so many variations.
Julia: Your 3 petaled flower is the sort of thing I was looking for, but also the pointy curls on the vine ends.
Frapatch: I have heard of "Venetian" but could never keep it straight in my mind what the distinctions were between Cantu and Venetian. Cogne makes a freehand lace, I think.

Corrected link to Frapatch's HERE.

http://coopmerletti.com/index.php?main_page=page_3 

Comment by Frapatch on July 6, 2012 at 6:56am

Cantù, near lake Como, is one of the many locations in Italy that has a long history of bobbin lace making. And the Canturini were very wise to preserve and promote the art as their "own". It is by no means the only location in our beautiful peninsula that has a long tradition of bobbin lace making, just the most "famous". Other locations like Offida, Aquila, Cogne, Pescocostanzo have just as long a tradition but they aren't as well known.

The example above with three petal flowers and curls is a specific bobbin lace technique called Punto Venezia. Probably originated in Venice but has been adopted by lacemakers from the Cantù (and not only). You can read more about the techniques used in Cantù HERE 

The translation from Italian to English isn't the best but you can get a general idea of the different techniques used in Cantù.

Hugs from Italy!

Comment by Julia Brock on July 5, 2012 at 9:11pm

The angel pattern was purchased from Betty Manfree.

It is 105 Angioletto by the Fiardino de pante school.

Here is a more classic pattern called small corner.

 
 
 

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