Some Lace History
Renaissance: 17th. and 18th. cent.
Detail of "Presentation in the Temple"
“Le Pompe”, published in Venice by the brothers Giovanni Battista and Marchio Sessa to Matia Pagano, was published for the first time in 1557 and subsequently republished in 1558 and 1559. In 1560 was edited the number II, which, in turn, was reissued in 1562.
Those who bought and used these pattern books should be experts in this technique.
The drawings represented the patterns without any instruction. They were not simple and it was sometimes impossible to perform them without being sewn. This situation changes when at the end of the 16th century, bobbin lace is used in conjunction with needle lace. They are references to bobbin l ace in samples of embroidery and needle books as the “Corona delle nobili et virtuose donne” (1591), whose designs claimed to be valid for both techniques, but the truth is that only one of the drawings could be performed.
Punto in Aria