|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / book reviews, articles|
La prezisa arte dei merletti nell'aredo della travola e della casa
Biennale internazionale del merletto
130 pages, 18 color and
125 black and white photographs
- Pensieri del sindaco
- La tovaglia nell'apparecchiatura della
tavola tra i secoli XII e XX -
- Catalogo della mostra
Nichols writes in italian about uniting lace to
fabric, a theme which has been neglected so far. Such
sewings became a necessitiy from the moment when collars
and cuffs became visible, around the middle of 16th c.
and later. Not only shirts show these connexions but also
household linens and liturgical textiles.
In her article the author draws and describes 15 different ways to join small lace borders to the fabric. Her beautiful and simple drawings show clearly each single step of the union including a front- and backview of fabric and laces. Included are also description of how the work has to be done, with hipotesis of why certain choices rather than others have been made and several photographs of original borders and fabric, illustrating the seams.
|drawing No 2
connexion of lace with straight border onto the border of a fabric
|drawing No 13
connexion of lace onto a fabric embroidered with single faggot stitch
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