For those who love hand made lace.
This group will include filet lacis and Buratto. Filet lacis is made on a square knotted mesh, which was formerly handmade, using the same knot as an old time fisherman's net. Buratto is made on a woven cloth with large spaces between the threads, but the decorative stitches are the same as for filet lacis. The Lacis net can also be worked by hand in rounds, but the resulting round pieces are not embellished with additional embroidery. Filet Guipure.
Filet lacis, filet lace, filet guipure, filet noué: these are made on a knotted handmade net with embroidery stitches added, especially darning and cloth stitch (toile). Buratto uses the same decorative and filling stitches, but uses a woven background fabric.
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2021
This one is darning designs for square netting: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/pub/PDF/TrigouletOuv.pdf
The DMC Encyclopedia has a chapter on filet, and a separate booklet, available from
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/index.html Look for Dillmont
Links to the DMC booklets on filet lacis:
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/dmc_net_2.pdf (This one is just examples.)
Also look there for Hardouin FILET BRODE and Orsoni
DMC online chapter on how to make the net, and some net embroidery stitches and motifs. http://encyclopediaofneedlework.com/chapter_12.html
Project Gutenberg has Beeton's Encyclopedia online, which has quite a lot of filet, which she calls "guipure d'art". How to do the net starts with p 301,
and guipure d'art (the embroidery part) starts on p 503
In this one the netting starts on page 77 http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/pub/PDF/ButterickTattingNetting.pdf
Video of a Hungarian fisherman making a net the old way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AggNztFWBuU very good, very SLOW mesh making
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2VxvJ4dIE0&feature=fvwrel begin next row
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW6VlflNbTU&feature=fvwrel increasing at end of row
RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND BOOK REVIEWS
Margaret Morgan published a very good book last year called "Filet Lace: Stitches & Patterns" Milner Craft Series. 2006 by Sally Milner Publishing Pty. Ltd., Bowral, NSW, 2576, Australia
An excellent book with clear instructions and diagrams, and it takes you though in easy stages from elementary to more advanced. shows the various types of filet lace, too -
Monique Valee DENTELLE SUR FILET NOUE
Marie-Jo Quinault "Filet Lace - Introduction to the Linen Stitch" Clear diagrams on how to map out your pathway for working this lace, and lots of patterns too.
Barbara MORTON DOWN EAST NETTING"
Contains a list of netting booklets: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg44704.html
NAMES I HAVE SEEN USED FOR THIS TYPE OF LACE:
filet lace, filet lacis, filet guipure, filet noue, Filet Arbeiten, Gipuer, filet brode, Filet Richelieu, filet d'art, guipure d'art, dentelle de Cluny. All of these names apply to laces made on knotted net. But Buratto, or Burato, is the name used for embroidery on square net which is not knotted ( a woven fabric with visible spaces between the threads).