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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 (a pasteboard works well too), the outline is then filled with connecting pieces and sewn panels. When the lace is finished, the basting is cut off. The lace hasnít necessary a geometric pattern, but when the lace is made on a wooden frame, it has a geometric pattern still. This technique is very laborious and time-consuming.

 
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