Stitches of Alencon

Let us collect diagrams of the stitches used in Alencon, and how they are used. Preferably your own drawing. (It would be good for all of us to develop more skill in making diagrams.)

Here are 2 ground stitches. Post others in comments below.

Loretta's diagrams for horsehair picots.   

Loretta's instructions for Brides Bouclées  a one page pdf file.

Loretta's photos of her bee in process, with how the ground is worked.

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/alencon-bee-2015-hex-set/next?context=latest 

http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/alencon-bee-2015-hex-set?context=latest

Loretta's experiments with different thread sizes and grid sizes.

From Brigitte Delesques-Depalle "La dentelle à l'aiguille". Basic stitch for the Alençon reseau

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Comment by Christiane Machabée on March 29, 2015 at 11:20am

Liz,

J'ai eu l'occasion d'expérimenter la "bride tortillée" de forme hexagonale (présentée comme une variété de point dans le groupe Alençon) lors de mon premier travail en Alençon et je dois dire que je préfère énormément la façon présentée par Loretta. Je ne la remercierai jamais assez car l'image qu'elle nous a présentée est vraiment un bijou rare.

I had the opportunity to experience the "bride tortillée" hexagonal (already presented as a variety of stitch in Alençon group) at my first job in Alençon and I must say I prefer how enormously the one presented by Loretta. I can not thank her enough for the image she has presented to us because a rare gem.

Comment by Christiane Machabée on March 23, 2015 at 7:47am

Loretta,

Cette image me semble correspondre au travail de réseau exécuté autour de votre abeille. Tortillées est un mot français signifiant "twisted" en anglais, tandis que brides signifie "bars".

This image seems to match the background reseau around your bee.  Tortillées is a French word meaning "twisted" in English, while brides means "bars".

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