For those who love hand made lace.
Varieties of this kind include Russian tape lace, Schneeberger lace, Idrija lace, Lepoglava, Hinojosa and Milanese. These laces are popular today particularly in Italy, Spain, and Russia. They go back to the mid 1500s in Italy and Flanders. Milanese tape lace is more complex and adds fancy decorative stitches and holes into the tape itself. Hinojosa, dating from at least the late 19th c through the 20th c, is from the south west of Spain and relies on changing the stitch used to allow the tape to expand and contract in width.
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A collection of shawls, many are Russian tape lace.
description of "magic thread"
Recently there has been some interest in this form of tape lace which originates in Spain. One of our members, Carolina de la Guardia, has written 3 booklets of patterns, which also explain the…Continue
Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Jun 3, 2016.
I've bought a fan pattern which does not have any arrows for the working direction. I'm not too concerned with the stitches but the picture simpy tells me to 'Start here' and the no. of bobbins to…Continue
Started by Deborah Baker. Last reply by Julia Brock Nov 5, 2014.