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Open lace (pattern)

‚ÄčA decorative blackwork pattern made up of adjoining grouped diagonal boxes and grouped straight boxes. It is quite and open, large-scale pattern good for more organic areas of designs.

This stitch has been generously sponsored in memory of Marie Dunphy who made such beautiful lace.

Structure of stitch

Embroidery Techniques


  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.144