Just found this wonderful video on what appears to be Chebka lace, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrSrhmiWmFw, but from Algeria. They call it Elchbika Alger, and beautifully represents the whole line of Tunisian, Moroccan, etc., variations of this knotted needlelace. It illustrates the use of a pillow as well as paper patterns held in the hand. Hope you speak Arabic.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 3, 2011 at 5:42pm
Very interesting.  I just wish there were more closeups of the work.  Near the end there are some shots of the work in progress.

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