Milanese tape lace

mid 17th c to modern, constant width tape decorated with fancy stitches
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d/b Michele Debray, m/b Myriam  Milanese sampler

d/b Michele Debray, m/b Myriam Milanese sampler

tape lace + separate floral motif tape/part lace hybrid

tape lace + separate floral motif tape/part lace hybrid

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The Northern Italian bobbinlaces that developed in centers such as Milan and Genoa are always a bit difficult. I don’t say this in regard to technique. Patricia Read and her student Lucy Kin…

Milanese, from book by Read and Kincaid made by Iverene Carleton

Milanese, from book by Read and Kincaid made by Iverene Carleton

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