Here my work in progress in learning burano lace! The video on my youtube chanel will be up very soon!

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Comment by Emanuele Bonaglia on November 29, 2015 at 2:10am

Yes, i totally agree that the stitches are so many that even the variations are unlimited. i understood what you said and i have to to say that your material has been really helpful to understand the name of some of the stitches i know.. i love this type of embroidery too.. is really beutiful!

Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 28, 2015 at 4:38pm

I did find your exact stitch in one of my booklets, by Clara Waever of Copenhagen. But the booklet is in Danish, and I can't see an actual name that she might give the stitch. It is a variation of back stitch.  This page contains some of the other variants of that stitch, but I did not work an example of exactly the same stitch. My white sampler has over 110 stitches used in that form of embroidery, and there are more that I did not have room for. It is a form that I particularly enjoy.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 28, 2015 at 3:58pm


I had intended my comment below to attach to your video of a particular embroidery stitch, but I can't find where What I was trying to say is that the particular type of embroidery is called "pulled thread work" or "drawn fabric embroidery" (similar to "crewel work" or "canvass embroidery", or cutwork. But you are correct, every stitch used in that form has its own name, at least most of them do. And small differences in spacing can make a huge difference in how the finished embroidery looks. The link below to the page pulledthreadstitches has the names of the few stitches I have diagrammed there. There are lots more stitches. I am going to look at my books and see if I can find a name for that stitch you are doing in the video.

Comment by Emanuele Bonaglia on November 28, 2015 at 8:27am

lorelei halley, Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! i was trying to undesrstand the differents names of stitches in others languages... so the stitch is called "drawn fabric work"? because in italy in hand embroidery there is a specific name for each stitch... of course there are variations but names are important... when i read drawn fabric work or pulled thread work, it seems to me very general and not specific... like for example "cutwork"... it's very interesting to me and i'd like to learn the correct way to translate them... i'm sure that you can help me ;)  

Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 27, 2015 at 5:04pm

Punto Principessa -- in English this kind of embroidery is called "drawn fabric work" or "pulled thread work". The particular stitch being done in your video is a variant of what we call "back stitch" in English. It is also one of my favorite kinds of embroidery.

You might like to see some of my website pages about this kind of embroidery.

Comment by Emanuele Bonaglia on November 27, 2015 at 5:42am

yeah.. i like your thought i do think that we have to take up the traditions and all types of lace... in fact i constatly hungry of knowledge....

Comment by Teri Dow on November 27, 2015 at 5:28am
Hi Emanuele, what a fabulous website! It is wonderful how you have been inspired by your aunt. It is young people like you who take up the "baton" to ensure lace, in all its forms, moves forward and keeps the craft alive for the future. Life has taught me that time is something we never get back and we must learn to do things when opportunities present themselves. As youngsters we probably all think "I've got the rest of life to learn xyz" but no-one knows what lurks around the corner, seize the day!
Comment by Emanuele Bonaglia on November 27, 2015 at 3:13am

Teri Dow, i love your question, cause it's very popular... I was inspired by my aunt who was a lacemaker, and she was used to make Cantù Bobbin lace... unfortunatly i wasn't able to learn anything from her.. but her works has inspired me to learn bobbin lace and all kind of lace, even embroidery.... in fact if you look at my youtube channel... it's full of all the things i love the most... have you seen my website?

Comment by Teri Dow on November 26, 2015 at 6:10pm
Hi Emanuele, I'm just wondering how your interest in lace came about?
Comment by Emanuele Bonaglia on November 26, 2015 at 1:19am

Elizabeth, thank you so much!!

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