This is the kind of tape lace which does not add or remove pairs. Instead pairs are made into a bundle which is moved into position for the threads to be used on curls and flower heads. Called Cantu in English, Italians call it punto Venezia.
Rose Window ~ Ellipse An original design by Leslie Saari -2004. Worked in 40/2 Filato per Tombolo di Cantu cotten in ecru using Italian Cantu techniques. Although it is not a floral rose design, nor a stained glass window; it reminded me of looking at a great stained glass "Rose Window" which are often found in cathedrals. A notable "Rose Window" can be found in the Chartes Cathedral France