The Technique of Tape Lace

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What we know as Romanian Point Lace (aka Macramé Crochet, Braidwork, etc.) is usually categorized as a form of “Tape Lace”.

A few months ago I came across this book, The Technique of Tape Lace by Ineke van den Kieboom and Anny Huijben, and discovered that it contained a chapter on using crocheted cord for the tape.  All of the chapters on techniques and stitches can be applied to Romanian Point Lace crochet work.  There are a few patterns in the book as well that work both for pre-made tapes and crocheted tapes/cords/braids.  I think this book is out-of-print, but copies can be found on Amazon, AbeBooks, eBay, and used book stores.  It is written simultaneously in 3 languages – English, French, and German.  Here are some scans to give you an idea of the contents:

The Technique of Tape Lace cover: Fiber Art Reflections

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Information on using crocheted cord for tape lace starts on page 100:

Techniques in Tape Lace table of contents: Fiber Art Reflections

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Instructions for making the basic crochet cord or braid that is used in Romanian Point Lace work:

The Technique of Tape Lace: Fiber Art Reflections

The Technique of Tape Lace: Fiber Art Reflections

The Technique of Tape Lace sample page: Fiber Art Reflections

Sample Page – This Pattern Could Easily Be Adapted as a Romanian Point Lace Project

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The Technique of Tape Lace: Fiber Art Reflections

Sample Page of Tape Lace with Crocheted Cord

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The Technique of Tape Lace: Fiber Art Reflections

How to Make Crochet Cord Tape Lace on Tulle

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The Technique of Tape Lace sample stitches: Fiber Art Reflections

This Book Contains 140 Stitch Patterns. Here Is A Sample Page.

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This book was a lucky find and has turned out to be a great resource for Romanian Point Lace crochet work.  I highly recommend it!  If you don’t want to purchase a copy, or can’t find a copy at an affordable price, try borrowing it from your local library through the inter-library loan program.  Most libraries can get a copy for you, even if they don’t have one in their own library.

 

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2 responses »

  1. I am from sri lanka.we cant find a copy of this book in our libraries.is there a possibility of getting an ebook of this for nominal fee As it is very expensive to purchase from the websites.
    thank you
    ms shihana.

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