A lace lover's diary


Punto a Reticello

the translation of this Italian world is "little net". This is a kind of cutwork where square of woven linen are cut and removed. The remaining part froms a net upon which the stitches are placed. The name " Reticello" apperas for the first time in Vecellio's book Corona in 1591.

Reticello Point 16th century


Reicello lace point 16th century Italy

Most of the time Reticella was used associated with other forms of lace and embroidery. The " Old Italian Lace" book by Elisa Ricci, shows many example of such compositions.


Reticello lace work Italy 16th century

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