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Lace Weaves

April 6, 2009

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A sample showing three types of hand manipulated Lace Weaves.  I used 22/2 Cottolin for warp and weft and a heavier 12/2 Cottolin in ecru for the centre lace.   They all have interesting names  -from the top is Spanish Lace, using both a single and doubled weft.  Middle is Danish Medallion using the ecru weft to gather the medallions.  Bottom is a variation of Karelian lace or leno.

Finger or hand maniplated weaving of this sort doesn’t seem to be done very often – it takes more time, but the results are lovely with so many variations possible.   A simple way to add elegance to a plain scarf is to use one of these for borders.  Drawing in can be a problem and using a temple strecher is a good idea,  as is doing a  sample with the chosen fibre.

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