What is Reticella lace?

Reticella (Italian, ‘a small net’) is an extreme form of cutwork lace, and thereby classed as a form of embroidered lace. It dates from the late medieval period and involves the large-scale removal of squares of woven ground cloth, usually linen, that are filled in with embroidered patterns.

What is needle lace fabric?

Needle lace is lace made with needle and thread, normally on a fabric ground and often with parts of the fabric cut away. Some types of needle lace are not worked on fabric, but rather on paper or tissue, and once removed from the tissue, the resulting piece of needle lace is then attached to the fabric.

What is the difference between needle lace and bobbin lace?

There are two main types of handmade lace, namely needle lace and bobbin lace. Needle lace is made with a single thread and one needle, while bobbin lace is made by manipulating multiple threads, wound on bobbins. Machine made laces emerged during the Industrial Revolution, from the end of eighteenth century.

What thread do you use for needle lace?

What will you need? For your first needle lace project I suggest using either a tatting or crochet thread.. For the demonstration I used Fil a Dentelles from DMC, which is a size 80 thread often used for tatting. As you get more experienced you can use finer threads, for more delicate lace.

What is Turkish lace?

Oya, “Turkish lace”, is a Turkish word that means various forms of narrow lace trimmings, that is worn throughout the eastern and southern parts of the Mediterranean region, as well as Armenia. It is thought to date back as far as the 8th century BC, to the Phrygians of Anatolia.

Can bobbin lace be made by machine?

What kind of thread do you use for bobbin lace?

Bobbin lace is made traditionally with either coarse or fine thread, but for beginners, I encourage crochet thread, size 8 or 10.

How many types of lace are there?

There are 14 well known different types of lace:

  • Alencon lace.
  • Allover lace.
  • Battenburg lace (tape)
  • Breton lace (schiffli)
  • Bruges lace.
  • Chantilly lace.
  • Cluny lace.
  • Corded lace.

What is reticella lace?

The original reticella was cutwork made onto a woven linen fabric by pulling most of the threads out. The resulting squares were filled with tiny geometric designs. What I practiced is an evolved version where the lace is made onto a pattern that is later removed. Punto in aria or “stitch in the air” it’s called.

Who wore a reticella collar on her coat of arms?

Princess Elizabeth Stuart, later Queen of Bohemia, wearing a reticella collar worked with the English royal coat of arms, unknown artist, 1613, National Portrait Gallery, London.

What is reticella stitch?

Reticella is primarily done with buttonhole stitch rather than running stitcheds, darning stitches, or knotting for fillings. Reticella, or Reticello, is the diminutive of “Rete”.

Who designed the first reticella pattern?

Books of patterns for reticella designed by Federico de Vinciolo (France, 1587) and Cesare Vecellio (Italy, probably from the 1590s but printed 1617) were popular and were frequently reprinted.