Arrienne Lenorra Ashford
Reticella Lace

Modern Name: Marie Schorn
Specialties: Reticella Lace
Elevated by: EikBrandr and Runa
Elevation Date: 2009-05-30

My main areas of interest are needle lace (reticella and punto in aria),

elizabethan costuming and embroidery.

When I was studying portraits of late 16th century women, I found that a lot of them

were wearing lovely lace ruffs and some had lovely lace trim on their hats and

lace handkerchiefs. I then found out that there are reprints of 16th century pattern books

containing lace patterns that would have been available to the 16th century lady. I could

purchase or order over the internet linen thread similar to what they would have used.

While watching TV, I could create a piece of lace that could have existed in the 16th century.

If this sounds interesting to you, I have instructions you can print out at

http://www.arrienne-lace.com/instructions_main.htm.

You can order linen thread from the lacemaker or lacis.com (I use 80/2 - 120/2).

You can print out patterns from my website

http://www.arrienne-lace.com/patt_home.htm

or from http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/vinciolo/.

If you are interested in some good books about it see

http://www.arrienne-lace.com/lace_book.htm.

If you would like to see some pictures of my lace

see

http://www.arrienne-lace.com/Lace_home.htm