Filet Lacis

This group will include filet lacis and Buratto.  Filet lacis is made on a square knotted mesh, which was formerly handmade, using the same knot as an old time fisherman's net.  Buratto is made on a woven cloth with large spaces between the threads, but the decorative stitches are the same as for filet lacis.  The Lacis net can also be worked by hand in rounds, but the resulting round pieces are not embellished with additional embroidery.  Filet Guipure.

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Comment by Administrator on August 5, 2017 at 3:56pm


Laurie Waters has collected playlists of lace videos, sorted geographically.

She also has pinboards of lace suppliers, sorted geographically. 

Neither of these directly answer your question, but might be a starting place to look.

Comment by Kathleen Minniti on August 5, 2017 at 12:22pm

Elizabeth, a netting kit can be purchased from Lacis that contains three sizes of double-ended netting "needles" and three sizes of guage.  They are online at, and if you enter "netting kit" in the search box you should have no trouble finding it.

Comment by Kathleen Minniti on August 2, 2017 at 11:42pm

Quite some time ago I saw a video of someone making a length of lace trim using a netting needle and gauge the size of a 000 or finer knitting needle.  I cannot for the life of me remember where, and I was hoping this would ring a bell for someone here.  I seem to recall the source was somewhere in the Nederlands or that part of the world.  Help?

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on May 3, 2017 at 10:40pm

I have heard of someone wanting to buy a filet needle - one with an eye at both ends, and a groove along the length between the eyes.

Does anyone know of a supplier?  I have never heard of these till a couple of days ago.  If anyone could help, I can pass it along...!

Comment by Administrator on June 14, 2015 at 1:36pm

Be sure to show us a picture when it is finished..

Comment by Jenny on June 14, 2015 at 12:54am

Thanks Lorelei.

I have  actually decided doing something a little like that, but over two rows of the mesh before I whip it. I am working the reinforcing thread back and forth between the two outer rows of mesh, trying to help hold them "together". The back and forth form of the whipping will add another layer, then when I buttonhole the final hem, I will lay still more threads  around the perimeter under the buttonhole stitch. The test will come when I finally cut it away from fabric. I'll let you know how I go.

Comment by Administrator on June 12, 2015 at 3:08pm

Another idea occurs to me. Possibily put in a few rows of running stitch along the outside edge, inside the threads remaining of the cloth. That might give you something a little sturdier to work over, in whatever edging method you decide to use.

Comment by Jenny on June 12, 2015 at 4:41am
I want the threads withdrawn right to the edges. I have seen a few pieces in reality that have been done this way so I know it can be done. Unfortunately the lady that worked them has since passed away so I cannot ask her. I thought that there may be someone out here in cyberspace who might have known.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on June 12, 2015 at 12:44am

The Leno netting pulls away very easily, so sewing it to fabric is a concern - for the net, not the fabric!

Pity you withdrew threads right to the edges.

 Sewing on a strip of the firm un-withdrawn fabric, and turning it under, is about all I can think of.- or just binding the edge with a wide binding of the same fabric, so the raw edge of the main part was well encased in the hem, might work.

Do please let me know what you decide, and how it goes.

Comment by Jenny on June 11, 2015 at 11:29pm

Sorry Liz, I can't help you with your problem either, but there has to be a solution! I would be thinking applique to solve it, then cutting the background away.

We seem to be on the same wave length. I would love to do a patchwork effect of filet, but I want mine done in all fabric to keep the colours the same, ie no little white corners showing through. Hence I am playing with creatiing my own mesh by withdrawing threads. But this is giving me a hemming headache.


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