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What is this called?

WendyW

What is this called?
« on: May 11, 2019, 03:43:47 AM »
This came up on Pinterest, and it looks like something I would like to try. Does anyone know what it's called, so I can search out some resources?
http://pikde.com/media/332492384988441570/

wrenkins

Re: What is this called?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 04:39:29 AM »
I know it as open work embroidery but no doubt there are different forms and types if you go looking.  8)
Looks nice.
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WendyW

Re: What is this called?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 04:50:33 AM »
Thank you @wrenkins! That page is a awesome starting place! (Because I really need another rabbit hole to investigate.)

LeilaMay

Re: What is this called?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 13:34:43 PM »
A happy herd of vintage machines - mostly Singers.

BrendaP

Re: What is this called?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 16:13:22 PM »
Yes, it's drawn thread work, or drawn thread embroidery, because you withdraw threads in one direction before embroidering over them.

A couple of the images in the link you posted are based on 15th/16th century reticella lace where threads in both directions are cut away and then a grid of threads added to the space and embroidered over.

A Victorian revival of the techniques, promoted by the art critic John Ruskin, is sometimes known as Ruskin lace.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/