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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.)

Margaret Stephens A GUIDE TO EMBROIDERED LACE.  

This  is a step by step beginners guide to a Reticella type lace  but worked within fabric after the cut out squares are stitched around.  Her photographs and diagrams of each step are very clear, and she takes  Small steps so the complete novice can understand what is what!   It progresses with clear instructions on how to cut away and make the grid, to step by step instructions on how to fill the grid with a variety of motifs.

 

There are 15 motifs shown, and corners and an edge,  and at the end of the book are some patterns for more complex designs. Her samples show multiple motifs arranged within the same piece to make a variety of patterns. Includes instructions for Left-handed workers too.

 

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/ 

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

 

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.

 

Discussion Forum

Books and online resources 9 Replies

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 Mauricio Bernal on August 8, 2015 at 7:04pm
Deseo pertenecer al grupo. Que debo hacer
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 20, 2015 at 10:01pm

Thank you Lorelei. that sounds very sensible!!

I thought I should get the ball rolling, as it were!! Hopefully others will join in, now it has got started.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on July 20, 2015 at 4:04pm

Liz

What I am planning to do with the book review section -- as members add reviews I will add the most basic content to the book list for the relevant type of lace. But I will leave the entire review intact in the book review section. That means the information may exist in 2 places. That is OK. At present each group has a RECOMMENDED BOOKS list on its opening page. I created the book review section to make it easier for members to post reviews. I'll do the work of figuring out which group will find it most useful.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 19, 2015 at 11:37pm

Sorry, I did not realize there is now a Book Review section here. Perhaps this can be removed and put there instead?

Not sure how to do that, though!

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 19, 2015 at 11:29pm

A Guide to Embroidered Laces.  By Margaret Stephens.


This gem of a book is a step by step beginners guide to a Reticella type lace  but worked within fabric after the cut out squares are stitched around.  This is the part that has always stopped me from working lace like this, so now I can feel more confident in withdrawing threads and creating the hole in which to work the lace.

Her photographs and diagrams of each step are very clear, and she takes  Small steps so the complete novice can understand what is what!

 

She is an excellent teacher, ( she got me going with needlelace many years ago!) and this shows though in this book, as it progresses with clear instructions on how to cut away and make the grid, to step by step instructions on how to fill the grid with a variety of motifs.

 

There are 15 motifs shown, and corners and an edge,  and at the end of the book are some patterns for more complex designs. Her samples show multiple motifs arranged within the same piece to make a variety of patterns

 

There is a page of instructions for Left-handed workers too.

 

Ever the practical person, her book is produced in a small sized format so it can sit nicely in your bag and go out and about with you!

If you like embroidery as well as needlelace – this is a “Must Have” book.

 

The book is available from   http://au.blurb.com/bookstore/c-crafts-hobbies

 

Comment by Lorelei Halley on July 19, 2015 at 10:55pm

Good idea. I probably should.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 19, 2015 at 9:34pm

I had another thought - There is a photo of the cover - in the Photos section, and I made a comment about the book there!!! OK, Lorelei, I will rewrite the review similar to the one I sent to the Guild of NL, magazine. 

Perhaps it can also go in to the book reviews on Lace IOLI, as there is a needlelace section there, too, - and you do ask for book reviews there, too!!!

Are you going to make a separate section for book reviews here, too?

Comment by Lorelei Halley on July 19, 2015 at 6:39pm

Liz

I used the search function on needlelacetalk, using the words "Margaret Stephens book" to try and find your book review. It gave me 3 mentions, one being your note below. But no book review. I also checked laceioli, in case you forgot where you were. But nothing. Please try again. We would love to see your review.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on July 18, 2015 at 11:25pm

I thought I sent a book review on Margaret Stephen's new book "A Guide to Embroidered Laces", but I can't see it anywhere. Did I send it, - or am I dreaming?

It is a step by step guide to working Reticella lace within fabric - but as it is in English it is a great help to those of us who do not speak or read Italian!

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...!!!!!!! :)

 
 
 

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