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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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An alternative to using grid paper 3 Replies

If you should ever be without grid paper this might be useful. Especially for practice pieces [which is all I am capable of thus far :0)]. I purchased it at JoAnn's. $5 w/out a coupon. It is clear,…Continue

Started by Dee K. Last reply by Sue Babbs Mar 22, 2016.

choosing thread 24 Replies

I am very grateful for this group! I am obviously new to neelelace and was wondering if there was a discussion somewhere on choosing thread given the project"s size? I do not have any books as of…Continue

Started by Dee K. Last reply by Loretta Holzberger Mar 17, 2016.

Techniques for eyes 1 Reply

This week's self imposed challenge-I'd like to practice by trying to create eyes. Has anyone come across closeups of photos? In the encyclopedia of needlework I saw a picot made with a bullion…Continue

Started by Dee K. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Mar 14, 2016.

First attempt 12 Replies

I am working on my first square of the sampler and have a couple of questions.Are my rows too close together? The row with double brussels is close and it is hard to see the stitch. Perhaps when the…Continue

Started by Dee K. Last reply by Dee K Mar 13, 2016.

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Comment by Rochelle Sutherland on February 18, 2010 at 9:07pm
Tulle stitch is the ground stitch, filling stitches are single brussels, single buttonhole and twisted buttonhole, buttonholed pops and rings and in this picture it looks like needlewoven wheels.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on February 17, 2010 at 5:51pm

Comment by Lorelei Halley on February 17, 2010 at 4:53pm
Might there be any interest in learning the techniques of point de gaze by copying a motif from an antique piece? I have put up a bunch of photos of this piece #216 from my personal lace collection. A few are detailed enough that one of our more experienced lacemakers may be able to identify the stitches. One odd thing is that the cordonnet seems to be made of a bundle of thin threads, not one thick thread. This image below is of one of the major motifs on the edge -- a sort of daisy motif. Would it be suitable for copying? It could be made on any scale, large or fine.

 
 
 

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