"The first is a deer or stag, second is the bush or berry (possibly tree of life), third is a bird (maybe a peacock), forth is an urn, fifth is a repeat of deer, sixth is the bush again. Each is symbolic and varies by locale. "
"Trinity, I would attribute the sheen to well loved washed and pressed linen. Linen fabrics and laces will develop this sheen after years of use. Irons and mangles tend to press the fiber together and create that beautiful luster."
"Hi Steve and Welcome!
I can only address the lace sections. They are considered an embroidery technique called drawn thread embroidery. The lacey sections are created by withdrawing threads, both vertical and horizontal, leaving an open base. The…"
"Yes! This is what I'm finding. With so many pairs hung in, it really is a nice diagonal cloth. I'm really supposed to be cleaning, so I'll photograph in a bit and send it on. Looks a lot like yours, Devon! I've stuck some of…"
"Lorelei, I'm working on it, but have unexpected (ick) company dropping by tomorrow so have to actually clean a bit. I'm doing it scaled up, to see the movement of thread. Also, we need to remember these have been washed and used quite a…"
"Sorry I wasn't clear about where the diagonal weave comes from...not the Wiener Spitzen that Kim referenced. I've just seen it in older pieces for many years here and there. There are flat braids that can be made in many traditions:…"
"Thanks for the reference to the Wiener Spitzen book, Kim. There are so many fun ones we can use as resources.
As I look at the shapes, some are worked as tallies, some as packed half stitch. I'll be going down this road today instead of…"
"I really think these are bobbin lace. The tapes all seem to be bobbin lace. Needle lace would be too much weaving, and a couple of the tapes require a more complicated plaiting that you would make with bobbins. The piece with needle made looking…"
"Is it possible that this was finished by Zele needlelacers? It is an exquisite piece of Rosaline. I would certainly call it Rosaline because the majority of the work is made that way. However, there may have been a crossover such as we see with…"
"My initial thought was also Beds. I can't say why, other than the flow of the design. The thing I don't like is the headside edge. But then again,it may be experimental and a show or custom piece. It is pretty phenomenal!"
"These are quite intriguing! I also think the designs look Moorish, but there seems to be an intentional heart design running horizontally. Those aren't at all Moorish/Islamic. What is also very interesting is multiple use of mirror images.…"
Hi, I am a lace maker from Texas. I belong to the Austin Lacemakers and IOLI. I just moved to Silver City, NM and am wondering what lace goes on in NM or around Silver City? i would love to have some company. Karisse A. Moore
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES, which explain our policies, and how the software works. Join whatever groups interest you. Post some photos of your lace. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help. Lorelei aka "ioli"