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Brussels Needlepoint Lace

A wedding veil made of Brussels needlepoint lace. Belgium, c. 1820. A wedding veil made of Brussels needlepoint lace. Belgium, c. 1820.

Brussels needlepoint lace is a form of needlepoint lace with a slight cordonnet with spaced buttonhole stitches. It was particularly popular in the eigheenth and early nineteenth centuries. The motifs were often applied on a droschel ground, replaced in the nineteenth century by three-twist Brussels net.

See also schematic survey of needle made types of lace.

Source of illustration (retrieved 18 September 2016).

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Last modified on Sunday, 18 September 2016 14:00