29,00 €
SKU: 1240
Diana Dussi
Gammelby (D), 2019, 64 pp., 27 × 21 cm, paperback
Text: Italian, German, English
Fiandra a tre paia is a delicate tape lace with many curves, crossings, picots and sewings. It is common in the Italian province Friuli Venezia Giulia and – as the name already indicates – is worked with only three pairs of bobbins. The book is a detailed introduction into this type of lace. After a brief historical overview and some general rules follows the practical pattern which contains all specialities of Fiandra lace. These are all explained with text and step-by-step-photographs so you can learn and practise them.
Finally, the author presents us with 12 patterns. There she deviates from the pure Fiandra a tre paia technique as she uses colours, combines the tapes with tapes of other techniques and adorns them with tallies and plaited flowers. Inspiration often comes from nature (autumn tree, leaves, mushrooms) but you will also find jewellery, abstract applications and decorations for handkerchiefs.
With the aid of this book everyone can engage in the technique and will soon be able to work a decorative lace with few pairs. Like this the Fiandra a tre paia will certainly gain more followers outside of Italy, too.