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Aemilia Ars Needle Lace and how to make it, its specific stitches and working methods. All skill levels.
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Margaret Stephens GEOMETRICAL NEEDLELACE IN THE STYLE OF AEMILIA ARS, self published, 2016. Clear instructions about basics, like putting in a new thread, exactly how to make a leaf shape. She uses colored threads so it is easy to see just exactly where the threads go. Clear photographs. Once past the basics she shows where to set the tacking stitches and the sequence of motions. Available from the author.
Bellamo, D'Allessandro, Montevento BASIC COURSE (Aemilia ars) has been translated into English by Jeanine Robertson. 3 volumes. available here: http://www.nuovas1.it/eng/2019/05/27/quaderni-di-aemilia-ars-finally-english/
L'AEMILIA ARS DI ANTONILLA CANTELLI - this book not only has pictures of the exceptional work of her studio, it has the design diagrams on facing pages that you can copy for the toile. I do not speak or read Italian, but with a dictionary I can usually decode the one or two sentences that describe each step. Also, since the sentences are short, sometimes I can type them into Google Translate, which can help. Her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AemiliaArs/photos/?ref=page_internal
Barbara Cantelli's book, "L' Aemilia Ars di Antonilla Cantelli". It is excellent for following the patterns & then there are two others, Bordi & Fiori which have very good illustrations & steps for how to do the lace. All in Italian but the pics are very clear.
from Silvia The group "I merletti di Antonilla Cantelli" has just launched this website. In the future it will be expanded and perhaps translated into English.
One of our members, Patricia Girolami, recommends this:
"The following books about Aemila Ars, written in Italian with English translations, would not be a bad start.
Un Bordo, Aemilia Ars. (A Border in aemilia ars.) Edition Il Punto Antico."
A lovely geometrical border, a good point to begin in aemilia ars. This border can easily be broken up and used in smaller units. There are explanations in photographs.
Aemilia Ars, Designs and Lace. An anastatic copy of an antique book, with a second book of explanations of the old designs. Also has explanations in photgraphs and an English translation. (Two small books in a slip case).
You can found two beautiful articles about Aemilia Ars in this new blog: http://italian-needlework.blogspot.com/
Aemila Ars, Dai vecchi disegni ai nuovi merletti. An exhibition catalogue with a little more. There are also original designs and explanations of the working.
(Aemili Ars, From old designs to new lace)
All books by Il Punto Antico, Bologna, Italy.
Refer to Pia Breviglieri who speaks english.
Quaderni di Aemilia Ars : Fiori. It is written in italian and wonderfully illustrated. (Recommended by Virginie Cornaglia.)
Quaderni Di Aemilia Ars: Corso Base by Bianca Rosa Bellomo, Carla D'Alessandro, Luisa Monteventi.
Look at Patricia's series of images showing stages in working aemilia ars:
Silvia has a tutorial on her blog for a simple reticella design worked in the aemilia ars method:
Her aemilia ars picot http://merlettoadago.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/tutorial-merletto-ad-ago-geometrico_18.html ;
aemilia ars picots = bullion picots http://www.fruncesybordados.com.mx/Bullion%20Picot.htm
1. Geometrical Needlelace in the Style of Aemilia Ars by Margaret Stephens2. The three-volume Basic Course (English version) by Bianca Rosa Bellomo, Carla D’Alessandro, and Luisa Monteventi3. …Continue
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