For those who love hand made lace.
What stitches are used in point de gaze needle lace. The techniques of point de gaze needlelace. Construction of antique point de gaze needle lace.
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SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE
To understand what stitches were typically part of this historic form of needlelace (last half of the 19th century) first look at two very good books and an online article:
Pat Earnshaw NEEDLELACE, London, Nerehurst 1991
Catherine Barley NEEDLELACE DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY, London, Batsford 1993
Jean Leader http://www.jeanleader.co.uk/articles/pointdegaze.html
Also Catherine Barley has a section on point de gaze in her personal website. View it in FULLSCREEN mode. The detail is amazing. http://www.catherinebarley.com/186037428
Both of the books have chapters devoted to the stitches used in certain historic needle lace styles, and both include chapters on point de gaze. Barley also gives full and detailed instructions for working some pieces of her design, for those who want to learn that form.
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