For those who love hand made lace.
Lia Baumeister-Jonker has graciously and generously given me permission to post her first 2 Chantilly lessons on laceioli. These lessons were first published in the IOLI Bulletin, Lesson 1 appearing in Volume 35, Number 1for fall 2014. What follows below are all her text and her diagrams.
She has also referred to other sources of information on Chantilly in a private email
"There is a book on Chantilly lace that one can order from the society Dutch Lace education (St. NKO) I do not have the e-mail at hand , but you can find it through the website from the LOKK, It is Website; www.lokk.nl The book was first printed in a hard cover, but now it is still available spiral bound. It is in different languages, Dutch English German and Danish..... There is also a DVD made by the Hensels about Chantilly that I did." She recommends that classes with a live teacher are best because the teacher can prevent bad habits from forming, and can show better ways to do a particular thing.
The pattern appears at the end of this discussion as a jpg file - Lia-1. To get the original size of the pattern the distance between the red dots should be 200 mm. The pattern.
I have broken the first lesson into 3 parts. (software issues)
Chantilly Lesson One part 2 (gimp, star, footside, picots, carrying threads in the bundle)
Chantilly Lesson One part 3 (the diagrams for the whole pattern)
Stitches found in Chantilly lace.
Tulle stitch for the ground. This stitch is called ground stitch in Buckspoint lace or sometimes Point d'Alencon in the Bayeux area. Sometimes the Tule stitch is also used in the motif to give a light/dark effect.
Honeycomb stitch for fillings and in motifs.
Half stitch in the motif.
The ground of Chantilly lace is worked with Tule stitches. On each dot of the ground pattern two pairs are used.
Twist both pairs twice and work a half stitch.
Twist, twist, twist, cross, pin.
(The lace is worked in the open method.)
The stitches are worked in diagonal rows. In the ground one can see one continuous thread in the diagonal row. With this thread the stitches, which lay loose above the pins, can be pulled if necessary. See the thread drawn thicker in the thread drawing.
The half stitch is used in the motifs. The motifs often show flowers, leafshapes, swinging tapes, often made up little balls, and C shapes.
Half stitch: twist both pairs once and cross.
The most frequently seen decorative stitch in Chantilly lace is the honeycomb stitch, in combination with the honeycomb ground. The combination of honeycomb stitch and honeycomb ground is called "honeycomb" in Chantilly lace.
Twist both pairs once and work a half stitch, place a pin between the pairs, twist both pairs once and work a half stitch.
Twist, twist, cross, pin, twist, twist, cross.
If a thicker dot is shown in the pattern, that means that at this place the honeycomb stitch is not worked. The lace has a hole there.
A big dot in a motif indicates a hole.
More of the Chantilly basics:
And the pattern with its diagrams:
If you see any typos, please tell me.