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For all our members who want to advance in & talk about Puncetto Valsesiano knotted needle lace. Also called punto avorio.
Latest Activity: Feb 19
"I recently purchased Puncetto Valsesiano - Manuale de Base from
I live in the USA, and received my order in a week. This is Elena Rossi's website (a member of NEEDLELACETALK) She speaks English. For those seeking puncetto instructions, this is a terrific book. Manuale de Base means the basics. If you do not understand the Italian (like me), the diagrams are easy to follow. After a year of looking for basic techniques, I am well pleased. In addition, I am more confident, after fumbling with other sources. Best wishes, Lucy Ludwig"
A SCUOLA DI PUNCETTO VALESIANO - extremely well executed book on Puncetto with clear, colorful graphics and lots of pictures. The graphical notation system is the same as in Manuale de Puncetto Valsesiano. I think the Scuola and the Manule pair well, but one or the should get you started.
Avital's review of this book: http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/book-review-a-scuola-di-puncetto-valsesiano/
PUNCETTO COLORATO - by the same publisher, with the same high production values, covers colorwork. I find the designs and color combinations very inspiring for all sorts of techniques. See her full review at: http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/book-review-manuale-del-puncetto-colorato/#comment-2340
Avital's Italian/English glossary for puncetto: http://apinnick.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/puncetto-italianenglish-glossary/
Brona has posted some diagrams for simple motifs on her blog:
Laurie Waters has collected a lot of information on puncetto for her article on LaceNews, including some how-to videos in other languages. But seeing the motions might still be useful.
Avital's online tutorial. The last 2 are animated, demonstrating open squares and square motifs.
Avital's puncetto album on flickr showing hand positions, where to stick the needle:
Jeanine just posted this tutorial recently. It seems very clear.
Jeanine has just informed us about an English language 1917 book by Theresa Rizzi DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING PUNCETTO LACE, now available as a free download from the Smithsonian Institution http://archive.org/details/directionsformak00rizz
German language. The first one is really clear.
Here is a Japanese site with clear photos of the first stage, using thick cord. Maybe it will help you see the starting point.
Recommendations from Barb G:
Anchor Manual of Needlework - Chapter 11 is about Puncetto and includes instructions. This book can be found on Amazon.com.
Poncetto Lace by Signorina Thersa Rizzi - a 16 page booklet published in 1917 that gives instructions and different patterns.
IF ANYONE COMES ACROSS ANY NEW INSTRUCTION MATERIAL IN ANY LANGUAGE, ABOUT THIS FORM, LET ME KNOW AND I WILL POST IT HERE.
i would like to open this thread for the discussion of turkish oya needle lace techniques. we need a place to share our attempts (failures or successes!), questions, tips and generally a place to…Continue
Started by jessica. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti Dec 9, 2012.