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Lace is having a moment: Dior highlights Tombolo

July 23, 2020 11:15 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

I have an alert set up for bobbin lace news, and usually it has not much more than the monthly meetings of local groups at a library.

I was surprised to see this piece about Dior come up. Lovely stuff. The story includes a video, I'm not sure I can embed it.

In this collection, for example, butterfly embellishments were made using Tombolo-style embroidery. Tombolo lace, which dates back to the 15th century, is created using a special, extremely meticulous technique, and is an important part of the region's heritage.


  • July 24, 2020 11:16 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)
    What a wonderful find. It's good to see how lace can be used in the modern world. One thing that I noted is that they are using Bayeux bobbins which is a French style. I have to assume that these are commonly available bobbins even in Italy.
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  • July 29, 2020 2:09 PM | Gail MacLean (Administrator)
    Very nice video. Only wish I understood Italian. I like to see that making the lace is a family affair! Too bad the written explanations weren't a little more on target.
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