Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Orvieto lace - amazing antique laces

I've been looking into crochet lace - it seems I am determined to make myself go blind by crocheting and being fascinated by microscopic things. The ladies of the Orvieto school of lace in italy have perfected this amazing style characterized by TINY thread, stylized patterns and 3D 'bumps' that are ironed into the fabric with textured irons. Here's a wonderful example:
Beautiful example of the ironed 3D elements

I can't imagine how small the crochet hooks they used were O.O

1 comment:

  1. We saw some of those in person in Orvieto! :) Beautiful!