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Connecting to the past

May 03, 2013 4:05 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)
I have been making a hankie for my niece.  It is from "Guipure-und Cluny-Spritzen" which you can get with translation (for us German-challenged types) from the NELG library if you don't own a copy.  This is Genoa lace, although done on a finer pricking than recommended with 50/2 EC.  The pattern is said to date from about 1610.

What amazes me is that there is a Velazquez portrait at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of Juan de Pareja who was Velazquez's "Moorish slave".  This is a beautiful portrait.  Juan has a lace collar that is not painted in great detail, but from what I can make of it, the lace that I am making could be very similar, at least in style.  Here is a link to the Wikipedia entry where there is a fairly good picture of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_Juan_de_Pareja

Comments

  • May 05, 2013 11:35 AM | Patty Foley
    Hope you bring it to Reteat and share with everyone!
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