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Gros point needle lace is a lace with raised, and decorated cordonettes. It is supposed to look like carved ivory. For those who want to learn it or to study the details of its construction in antique examples. Historical antique form was called Venetian gros point needle lace.
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Catherine Barley NEEDLELACE, DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES, CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY. Batsford 1993, reprinted 2003. Contains a chapter on technique and several patterns.
Nenia Lovesey and Catherine Barley VENETIAN GROS POINT LACE. Dryad 1986. Stitch diagrams are clear, but description of how to make the padded roll is not satisfactory. Quite a few nice motifs.
Nenia Lovesey INTRODUCTION TO NEEDLEPOINT LACE, Larousse 1985. Has a chapter on raised work.
http://encyclopediaofneedlework.com/chapter_13.html This chapter contains needlelace stitch diagrams and diagrams for bars (in the context of tape laces, but the stitches and bars are the same).
This is a link to a free download of superb close-up photos of a highly sculpted Venetian Gros Point. File is 4.2 mb. Clicking on it will immediately start the download.
The Retournac gros point symposium
http://www.ville-retournac.fr/musee/anglais/activities/symposium.html See the bottom of the page for links to several pdf files, photos of brides, fillings, decorative holes (portes) and a few old laces.
photos of lace grounds
Last night I picked up a sampler I started nearly 2 years ago. It has been nearly that long since I last worked on it. It was supposed to be a sampler of gros point stitches. So I was devoured by an…Continue
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