Puncetto lace – my sad first attempts


Ok puncetto lace is harder than it looks.  It is a traditional valsesian lace.  Needle and thread are the only tools required.  The use of very few materials to create something beautiful is appealing. This video makes it look easy.
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My first attempts are sad and messy at best.  I seem to have a problem at the ends, not being able to know when it ends.   As you can see in my pictures my sides are not straight.  I will keep practicing,since practice makes perfect.

Desiree Sevigny at Needle Lace Talk has been a wonderful help to me with instructions and graphs she has made.  I would be lost without her help.


2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. This is truly beautiful! I wasn’t sure that I wanted to watch a 7 minute video clip, but the time just flew whilst this talented woman knotted her thread :)

    And you are doing well for your first attempts.

    Where did you learn to do this lace?

    July 22nd, 2010

  2. Thanks for your email Shirl.

    I joined the Needle Lace Talk site a few weeks ago as I have just started to learn needlelace. I shall now investigate puncetto lace on the site too :)

    July 22nd, 2010

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