"Devon, Do you have Mailander Spitze auf neuen Wegen? It is a DKV book. From the outside it looks like it is just going to be modern Milanese. Inside, it has a few pieces of old Milanese where the braid is like this. Granted, the…"
"In regards to yesterday's piece, the most similar item I have found is from the Karelian Isthmus. The laces were sturdy and used to decorate aprons. I find this to be part of the problem in looking for the sturdier…"
"Beautiful piece, Karen.
Devon, regardless of what else it may be called, I would definitely classify this as a freehand lace. It is an interesting piece on the evolutionary chain with both CTC as we know it, and plaiting technique. Laces…"
"Yes, I also saw her comment, and I also agree. I am trying to find my comment in our discussion, but can not, regarding the braid being worked inward or outward. She is talking about the same thing I was. This is the basis of the…"
You are probably thinking of the Miao braiding. We need to find a better way to label it, as the term Miao is derogatory to many. But, that is how it is currently known. I have one of these stands and have learned the…"
"I am not familiar with the Trollen Wheel, I will have to investigate. I have been studying all of the braiding techniques I could get my hands on for about 10 years. The fastest way to get a flat braid, in my opinion, would be loop…"
"Yes! Lia does talk about Ragusa lace. I do not think I have read her article, though. That would have jumped out at me. She was the person who first introduced me to leadwork. I sought her out because I did not…"
This is the cover of a book and a page that diagrams the technique of the giant tally. I have also heard of this technique as leadwork. Practical Skills in Bobbin lace has a diagram of similar…"
"I had not refreshed and seen your new post. I have been calling these giant tallies, going in line with giant plaits. But, I am not totally fixed on that name and have not published it anywhere as of yet. "
" The giant tally weave we are talking about has an advantage in metal threads that is not seen in these pieces. When it is worked in metal, it is easier to work and less destructive on the threads when you work in this…"
"The piece I had in my memory was not the piece Gil and I discovered was a different size. I was remembering Book 2, The Isham Samples, page 34-35. This is actually a small piece I was showing her from a collection we were given. It…"
I will be in my lace room shortly and will try to find the article I was referring to. In a nutshell, the laces from England were in much finer thread and on a smaller scale than the Italian…"
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