Image from page 341 of "Bobbins of Belgium; a book of Belgian lace, lace-workers, lace-schools and lace-villages" (1920)
Authors: Kellogg, Charlotte
Publisher: New York, London : Funk & Wagnalls
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//. Gauze mesh stitchto needle lace its richness and brilliancy (balls,rings, etc.), are also varieties of brodes, and aremade for the most part in the buttonhole stitch.The bars forming the base of Venise lace aremade in this way.The execution of the brodes is the final work 286 BOBBINS OF BELGIUM in needle lace. After they are finished, the lacedetail is detached from the underlying pattern bycutting the thread between the black paper andsupporting cloth, the fine thread which in thebeginning attached the outlining strand. Thereremains only to join the separate details of thepattern by a very fine stitch called the pointinvisible.
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i. Erode, buttonhole stitch The varieties of needle laces are: a. Venise (fond or base composed of bridesor bars). b. Reticella (Venise lace of geometric designand made without brodes or outlining re-lief cords). c. Rose Point (Venise with a design of finebranches and tendrils). d. Brussels Point or Needle Point (very finelace in which a gauze mesh replaces thebars employed in Venise). APPENDIX 287 //.—Bobbin Lace Bobbin laces fall under two groups: (I) Thosemade with cut threads, and (2) those made withcontinuous threads. I. Laces made with cut threads, or of repeateddetails, are executed on a round cushion, whichcan be easily turned and they require but a lim-ited number of bobbins (generally not more thantwo dozen). They may be said to be composedessentially of a braid which grows wider or nar-rower as it follows all the variations of the pat-tern, and is interrupted as often as is necessary. The parts in process of operation are attachedto those already finished by veritable run
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