Category Archives: Romanian Point Lace

Macramé Crochet Lace – Anna Burda January 1990

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Fiber Art Reflections: Anna Burda magazine, January 1990

Macramé Crochet Lace Projects in Anna Burda, January 1990

Macramé Crochet Lace is also commonly known as Romanian Point Lace Crochet.
This form of lace uses crocheted cords (or braids) as a foundation that supports lace filling stitches.

This issue of Anna Burda magazine was published over 24 years ago.  Back in the day this popular needlecraft magazine was published in many languages around the world, including English. Today it is only offered in German. The March 1981 edition contained the very first “course” they offered in Macramé Lace (also known as Macramé Crochet, Romanian Point Lace Crochet, Braidwork, Renaissance Lace, Tape Lace, and various other names).  I have not been able to find a single issue between March 1981 (33 years ago) and this one from January 1990.  The 1981 issue is referenced in this issue on page L17:

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I have been able to find 14 more issues published after this one and I’ve done blog posts on a few of them so far.  This one is the most comprehensive edition in terms of instructions and contains several patterns for mats.  Back issues can often be found on eBay, Amazon, ArtFire, Etsy, Kloeppelbuch, eBid, BuggsBooks, or by doing a thorough search on the internet.  For eBay and Amazon, be sure to try several different countries, especially Germany, the U.S., and England.

 

Please note: English editions of Anna Burda use UK crochet terminology in their patterns, not U.S. terminology.
Check out this handy chart: Yarn Forward Crochet Conversion Chart

Fiber Art Reflections: Anna Burda magazine cover, January 1990

Cover of Anna Burda magazine from January 1990

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Here are photos of the projects in this issue:

Fiber Art Reflections: Anna Burda January 1990 oval Romanian Point Lace Crochet mat

Oval Romanian Point Lace Crochet mat

 

 

FIber Art Reflections: Romanian Point Lace Crochet table cloth

Round Romanian Point Lace Crochet table cloth

 

 

 

Fiber Art Reflections: Romanian Point Lace Crochet Table Cloth

Round Romanian Point Lace Crochet Table Cloth

 

 

Fiber Art Reflections: Romanian Point Lace Crochet mat using a wide flat crocheted cord (tape).

Romanian Point Lace Crochet mat using a wide flat crocheted cord (tape).

 

Fiber Art Reflections: Oval mat with large flowers - Romanian Point Lace Crochet

Oval mat with large flowers – Romanian Point Lace Crochet

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FIber Art Reflections: Anna Burda magazine course in Macramé Crochet Lace (also known as Romanian Point Lace)

Note: All instructions in Anna Burda use U.K. crochet terminology, not U.S.

 

 

Fiber Art Reflections: Anna Burda January 1990

If you purchase used copies of Anna Burda magazine, be sure the seller includes the pattern sheet. Sometimes these have been removed by the original owner.

 

On Joanne’s Thread Head blog you can see a finished version of the large round mat featured in this issue.  She blogged about this project in several posts with photos of her progress as she went along.  She also has posted an exceptionally excellent step-by-step tutorials on how to do Romanian Point Lace crochet.  (I have linked those in the right hand side bar blog roll under the Romanian Point Lace heading.)  Her tutorials are how I learned to do this type of lace. She is so creative, helpful, and lovely!

For more examples of this form of crochet lace, check out these Pinterest Boards:

Romanian Point Lace Crochet

Tape Lace Crochet Patterns

Crochet Cords, Braids, & Tapes

Best wishes!

Macramé Crochet Lace from the July 1998 edition of Anna Burda

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Here is another issue of Anna Burda magazine with Macramé Crochet Lace (aka Romanian Point Lace) instructions.  The July 1998 issue features 3 patterns that can be used for table mats or pillow cushions.

Cover Anna Burda July 1998: Fiber Art Reflections

Macramé Crochet Lace round mat: Fiber Art Reflections

Square macramé crochet lace pillow cover: Fiber Art Reflections

Close up of the square pattern

Anna Burda July 1998 - Macramé Crochet Lace: Fiber Art Reflections

Anna Burda July 1998 - Macramé Crochet Lace - close up of pillow cushions: Fiber Art Reflections

Anna Burda July 1998 Macramé Crochet Lace Close Up: Fiber Art Reflections

There are fold out pattern sheets for tracing the design on fabric in the middle of the magazine.  If you’re looking for back issues of Anna Burda try Amazon, eBay, ArtFire, Buggs Books, eBid, and online used booksellers like Kloeppelbuch.  I found my issue from Amazon UK.  Try different countries on eBay and Amazon to increase your chances of finding the issue you are looking for. Happy hunting!

 

Update: Found an English version here: Anna Burda July 1998