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NEEDLE LACE PATTERNS BOOKS AND SUPPLIES
Needle lace comes in two main types. One uses thick thread outlines to connect all the parts together, and to provide a place to anchor the beginning and ending threads used to make the stitches. Western European, and most of the high fashion laces of the 18th & 19th centuries, used this method. Some traditions used a pair of outline threads, some used just 1 (Youghal and Halas). The second type uses knotted stitches and is worked in the hand. There are no outlines (Turkish, Armenian, puncetto, etc.).
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