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Textile techniques

  

 

Punto in aria (It. stitch in the air) is a first example of a real lace. This is a sewn lace, a thread creating an outline of a pattern is basted on a waxed fabric or a parchment with several layers of a durable fabric, the outline is filled with connecting pieces and sewn panels. When the lace is finished, the basting is cut off. This technique is very laborious and time-consuming.

 
 
Tailor's - Hanka, Textile techniques, part 2
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006
Tailor's - Hanka, Textile techniques, part 3B