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Reticella-reticello

For all our members who want to advance in reticello needlelace. Learn reticello needle lace. Learn reticella needlelace. Point coupe, punto tagliato.  We include embroidered reticella AND needle lace reticella.

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Resources for Reticella

These are some resources for learning reticella/reticello.

BOOKS

Guida al ricamo reticello e merlatto venziano  "A great book with wonderfully clear photros of each stage of the work."

 

Giuliana Buonpadre: "Gli Andichi  Il Reticello" published in 2005. Jenny says:

Her books only seem to be available through her. Check out her web pages at

http://www.filofilo.it/eng/index.php   Go to the books tab, then right down the bottom she gives info on prices & how to obtain them.

 

Virginia Bonfiglioli Chiavegato:  Punto in Àere, Antico Merletto ad ago di Bologna.  Publ by  RE Enzo Editrice, 2003. pages: 120.  Language: Italian

Carmelina says: It's totally ilustrated, with patterns from beginners to experts. She gives indications about fix the lace to the fabric. The graphics are big with very clear instructions (if you speak italian, I've been translating them to spanish). The patterns have numeration for the execution. The graphics are done by Sergio Chiavegato and seem engineering work: perfect.  The photos are lovely with precious examples of reticello and punto in àere. I have no doubt that it's a very useful book.

 

Ricci, Elisa. Old Italian Lace, Vol. 1 part 5 has photos of some reticello samplers with a variety of motifs that could be copied.

Devon says: "look for Ostaus, Parasole and Vinciolo to find scanned copies of 19th century reprints of the original 17th and 16th century pattern books which feature reticello and punto in aria designs of unquestionable authenticity."

 

Laura Marzorati: Guida al ricamo Reticello e merletto veneziano, and Guida al ricamo Reticello Liberty

 

Paola Barbieri, Il Reticello interpretato da Paola Barbieri, published by the Associazione Il Punto Antico. You can purchase directly from the Edizioni Il Punto Antico website with PayPal or a credit card. You can request a French or English insert when you order.

There are step-by-step photos, good diagrams, works in progress, 11 different delicious projects, many filling stitches. (Review taken from Italian Needlework website by Jeanine in Canada.)

 

ONLINE SOURCES FOR PATTERNS:

http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html  Look for Dillmont, C.M. Ricci and Hardouin, which have some patterns for simple and complex geometric lace motifs.

Hardouin ALBUM DE DENTELLE DE VENISE.  Part 1 is geometric, part 2 curvilinear

Ricci, Cleofe Mingarelli DISEGNI DI TRAFORI

Novo, Giardineto. Punti Tagliati [Cutwork], Matthio Pagan, 1550 

Dillmont, Thérèse de. Needle-Made Laces; 1st Series, D.M.C, 1900. Part 1 is geometric laces.

(The Needlemade Laces of Reticella"  by  J. and K. Kliot is a reprint of the last item, part 1 of Dillmont's NEEDLE MADE LACES)

 

WEBSITES AND ONLINE TUTORIALS: 

http://www.bayrose.org/AandS/handouts/reticella_rev.pdf  Has 1 relatively simple design for practice near the end.  This one starts with woven fabric.

http://wkneedle.bayrose.org/needlelace-reticella.html  This one has a different pattern, and is worked in the needle lace manner (fabric is only a temporary scaffold).

http://lace.lacefairy.com/Lace/ID/ReticellaID.html 

http://www.lastanzadeglihobby.it/retic_cuscino.htm  A photo of a sampler of fillings made into a pillow.  Enlargements show enough detail that they could be copied easily.

 

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/2009/03/16/il-reticello-antico-parte-1/

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/2009/03/19/reticello-lezione-2%c2%b0/

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/2009/04/02/reticello-antico-lezione-3%c2%b0/

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/2009/04/17/il-reticello-lezione-4/

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/2010/09/14/nuova-lezione-di-reticello/

 

Basic tutorial in Punto Antico (antique cutwork)

http://annalisaricamo.blogspot.com/p/tutorial-punto-antico.html 

 

For book reviews in Italian see below.  She has shut down her website and moved to the blog format. http://tuttoricamo.blogspot.com/search/label/Reticello  

 

http://www.fioretombolo.net/Reticello1.htm 

 

http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/2010/06/different-styles-of-reticello-part-one.html

http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/2010/06/different-styles-of-reticello-part-two.html 

http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/2010/06/different-styles-of-reticello-part.html

http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/2010/06/different-styles-of-reticello-part-four.html

http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/search/label/Reticello 

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dis-order-ed/4967423790/ 

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=reticella 

 

Silvia has a tutorial on her blog for a simple reticella design worked in the aemilia ars method. There are 5 parts, and here they are sequentially:

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico.html 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico_11.html 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico_18.html 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico_27.html 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/08/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico.html 

http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/2011/08/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico_31.html

 

For Sylvia's newest reticella tutorial, see
http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=18

Lefkara Lace Embroidery by Androula Hadjiyiasemi --  Mary Corbett reviews it on her website: 

http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/06/needlework-book-review-lefkara-lace-embroidery.html 

 

For Italian names of various kinds of cutwork and drawn thread work, see

http://www.scuolaricamogaiart.it/joomla/tecniche/reticello-pizzo-ad-ago .  Look under tecnichi.

 

Ruskin work is one variety of geometric cutwork that is similar to reticella:

http://www.ruskinlace.org.uk/index.html 

Reticella embroidery, showing the steps in order:

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/category/pizzi-e-merletti/il-reticello-antico/ 

http://www.ilpostodellefate.com/2009/04/17/il-reticello-lezione-4/ 

A great tutorial on how to make the little oval spots, with a very clear diagram http://merlettoadago.blogspot.ca/search/label/Tutorial    Look near the bottom of the page.

 

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I would like our members to comment on and list books and resources they know of for this form of needlelace - reticella.  When we get enough responses, I'll add it all to the box above.  I think it…Continue

Started by Lorelei Halley. Last reply by Elissa Feb 26, 2014.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on March 4, 2015 at 9:47pm

Lovely, Jenny. Well done.

I too, can't count accurately. I put in basting stitches with hardanger, - and even got them wrong!!  Haw can it That hard to count to 4 then stick the needle in, (or pull it out, whichever.)?!

Anyway a friend and I went shopping yesterday to the fabric and craft store - and I bought a piece of 32 count Belfast linen to work some "Embroidered lace" (reticella) from Marg. Stephen's book.  I have to finish my current needlelace piece first, but I now have the fabric ready to go  whenever the time comes!!!!! I have threads to use - I think, -- Hmm! that might be another excuse to go back to that store...!!!!!!! :)

Comment by Jenny on March 4, 2015 at 4:11pm

Lorelei I use basting lines too. I used to only put them around the edge ( which was how I was taught) but after I stuffed up that piece I placed them across the piece as well at every repeat of pattern. The top pic below is the piece I stuffed up, while the bottom piece is the final finished piece. I ended up making it much bigger.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 4, 2015 at 3:43pm

I put in basting lines to help me count. Otherwise 20 is about as high as I can go without getting confused!  Basting takes time, but it saves frustration.

Comment by Jean Bowen on March 4, 2015 at 9:13am

I can sympathize with Jenny about 'counting', it is so easy to make a mistake, after years of Hardangar, I too count and count! I think this is one of the things that puts people off drawn thread work, is that you must count your threads at all stages!!

Comment by Allison Bourne on March 3, 2015 at 1:23pm

I've been using 36ct linen for most of my work.  I have just purchased a couple of yards of 40ct Newcastle linen for placemats.  I did pick up a piece of Sotema 20L  from an Australian supplier.  It is a  38ct Italian linen.  Haven't worked with it yet but I'm looking forward to.

I have a tendency to work on 36ct and above as I like the hand of the fabric and the results. 

Comment by Jenny on March 3, 2015 at 12:03am

I have used from 28 count to 36 count. The 36 count gave me problems on trying to find a thread I liked to use. At the time, a lady told me to cut so many threads & leave so many, but this formula didn't work on the fabric I was using as it made the structure weak. I wanted the structure strong before I even started on the fills. That meant leaving more threads in the bars to needle weave over.

I agree with Lorelei, experiment on something cheaper but the same thread count to make sure you are getting what you want, then double check with a small sample on the fabric that you do want to use. Remember to count, count, count, and count some more. I stuffed up a piece because at the last minute I changed the design slightly & didn't check the count. End result was that my lovely reticella border that I had designed did not fit in the space!

Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 2, 2015 at 4:26pm

Jean

I think reticello is like Hardanger, in that you can use any evenweave material. Blends of synthetics and cotton, or synthetics and linen are probably cheaper than pure linen. If it were me I would start with a cheaper fabric until I had learned the basics, and then I would move on to really good linen. I think thread count is a matter of your eyesight.  But I am certainly not an expert on reticello. I would like to hear from others, too.

Comment by Jean Bowen on March 2, 2015 at 8:42am

What is suggested for the best thread count for reticello, I have been using 28ct Linen, but  this is very expensive, has anyone any suggestions?

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on January 29, 2015 at 9:14pm

OOps, Sorry Margaret, I see I spelled you surname wrongly.  I used a v instead of a ph! 

Apologies.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on January 29, 2015 at 9:13pm

Well, I received my copy of embroidered laces by Margaret Stevens, today. Simply Marvellous!  She had very clear diagrams of ever step - every Little step, and does Not presume you know what to do next. Her photos of each step as she works the samples are very clear, - Much better than some books show. Anyone interested in this type of lace, should get a copy, as it will be a big help. '

She has small simple motifs which can be put together later on, when you get more proficient, and then at the end of the book are some more complex patterns that you should be able to work, if you start at the beginning of the book!

A "Must have " book for anyone interested in this type of lace.

 
 
 

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