(EN) – Lace terminology | Lorelei Halley

The background, called the ground, may be a mesh of 2 twisted  threads (in bobbin lace) or a single thread in a buttonhole stitch variant (needlelace).  Or the ground may be a bar ground, also call “guipure”.  In bobbin lace it may contain 2 -7 pairs braided (plaited) together.  In needlelace the guipure or bar ground will consist usually of 3 base threads completely covered by …

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