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Bobbin lace solid areas

These are dense areas of lace, used as a contrast to the ground. The German term is Vollwerk. There are different terms in English or French, depending on whether it is worked in cloth stitch or half stitch.


Stitches used to make solid areas


pic of lace Cloth stitch       pic of lace Half stitch       pic of lace Cloth stitch and twist


Torchon shapes


pic of lace Diamond       pic of lace Strip       pic of lace Zigzag       pic of lace Heart       pic of lace Triangle       pic of lace Flower


English Midland shapes


pic of lace Trail       pic of lace Bud (Bedford spider)       pic of lace Tally


Effects within shapes


pic of lace Mix of stitches       pic of lace Single twist       pic of lace Vertical twists       pic of lace Horizontal twists       pic of lace Both twisted       pic of lace Raised tally       pic of lace Hole


Techniques involving shapes


pic of lace Joining shapes vertically       pic of lace Joining shapes horizontally

pic of lace Chevron pointing upwards       pic of lace Chevron pointing downwards

pic of lace Vertical edges       pic of lace Horizontal edges

pic of lace Corner of trail or tape


Other shapes


pic of lace Ground diamond       pic of lace Gravenmoer diamond

pic of lace Alternative treatment at pin

pic of lace Cross-over thin strips


Headsides


pic of lace Fan headside       pic of lace Picots and passives headside      

Footsides


pic of lace Cloth footside       pic of lace Winkie pin cloth footside