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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://pysankigirl.wixsite.com/graceslace ;     "Promoting the craft of historically designed needle lace."

Has 1 relatively simple design for practice near the end. 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://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  This one has clear instructions about how to prepare the openwork squares.

 

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 11 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 Lorelei Halley Aug 17, 2017.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on April 27, 2020 at 9:10pm

Thanks for that link, Lorelei. I am not on Facebook, so had not seen it. Wow! what a beautifully worked edge, and doesn't it look stunning?!!

I love reticella type laces.  I must try to get back to it, and work some! this might just inspire me.......!

Comment by Jenny on April 27, 2020 at 7:14pm

That piece is stunning Lorelei! I saw it on FB yesterday too.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on April 27, 2020 at 6:15pm

Posted on Early Period Lacemakers group on facebook

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/94654549_259...

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on March 30, 2020 at 8:04pm

I never learned how to do the Amelia Ars way of working Needlelace. I have tried it a couple of times, - but prefer the other way - laying the outline first, then doing the filling stitches. 

Isn't it good that there are alternate ways of doing the same sort of lace, and that each one of us can find our own "Best Method" and still get similar finished results?!!  I have 3 or 4 Italian books on Needlelace - the A.Ars way, even though I don't like doing it that way!!  and I did one simple flower side by side in both ways, just to see if they came out differently.  I must find it, and have a good look at it again!!  It was an interesting exercise to do!!

Comment by Ann Meyer on March 30, 2020 at 6:51pm

Thank you !!  What a treasure trove.  

Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 30, 2020 at 5:41pm

Ann - I do have a page on my website with sequential photos showing how to work some simple punto in aria pieces.

http://lynxlace.com/reticellaneedlelace.html#simplest205

Comment by Ann Meyer on March 30, 2020 at 9:19am

Dear Lorelei and Elizabeth, thank you for your comments.  This is so encouraging !  And thank you Lorelei for pointing me to the Pintrest board.  I will have to start some boards myself.  This must take so much time !!  I feel so fortunate to have found you and the wonderful people on needlelacetalk !  Be safe everyone during these frightening times !  (needle work helps so much at this time).

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on March 29, 2020 at 10:03pm

You are so right, Lorelei - there is no "One Correct way" to make needlelace. I do not work on a pillow - nor do I roll the pad around my finger like many of your photos show!!  I made myself a Needlelace Pillow out of an old coffee tine, - but never used it much as I did not like working on it! I use if for demonstrations to have a piece in progress pinned onto the pillow, and it sits in a little basket, so it does not roll away, - but that is all it is used for!!!!!

We each develop our own way of working,  much like doing bobbin lace, and handling the bobbins - Everyone is different!!!  Ann - go with whatever works for you.  So long as you get the stitching right - how you hold the pad or needle is entirely up to you!!!!  (I am noted for saying rather Radical things! It is the Rebel in me!!!!! :) )

Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 29, 2020 at 7:21pm

Ann - I started needlelacetalk precisely because there was almost no one who even knew what it was or how to do it. And I thought the beautiful product deserved a wider audience and more practitioners. I myself have learned a lot from our members.

Your original questions mentioned the lack of consistency among sources about how many layers of cloth in the sandwich that supports the work in process. It is a matter of personal preference and the thickness and stiffness of the fabric. Just experiment until you find a setup that works for you. The point of having more that one layer of cloth is that, when the lace is finished, you can slip a scissors between the layers and cut the basting threads that temporarily held the cordonnet/outline threads in place.

I have a pinterest board set up which shows various ways of handling work in process. I don't think there is just one right way. Again, do what works for you.

https://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/needle-lace-working-setup-an...

Comment by Carolyn Wetzel on March 28, 2020 at 11:47am

@Ann Meyer - I just sent you a "friend" request to tell you about a needle lace class I will be teaching in North Carolina in June, if it is not cancelled due to coronavirus. I can teach you the foundation of this kind of lace. But it's a guild event so you would have to contact them to see about space in the class, etc. Details through PM if you're interested.

 
 
 

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