Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Old Embroidery Patterns

Accoding to Sian, these are lace patterns that look as if they are a structure called Reticella lace which is a 16th century Italian lace or actually a stitched lace and therefore embroidery and not a lace. A form of this lace was revived by John Ruskin when he lived in Cumbria. He enthused the local ladies groups to work a similar method on a thicker, linen and it was called Ruskin work. It’s still popular today.

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