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Point de Reprise

  • Darning stitch
  • Genoa stitch
  • Genoa two thread stitch
  • Genoa three thread stitch
  • Point de Venise
  • Single Point de Venise
  • Double Point de Venise
  • Needle-weaving
  • Darned points
  • Darned pyramids
  • Point de fillet

This needle-weaving stitch is used to fill a mesh as part of the method for working Filet lace.  It can also be used to embellish bars (normally of two threads) where it is more commonly known as woven bars; when it is worked over bars of three threads it is known as double point de Venise or Cordovan lace.

For a variation, see Russian stitch, where the thread is taken over the bar and then comes up behind the weave, not in front of it.

N.B. this stitch is sometimes known as Point de Venise, but there another stitch which is more widely known with the same name.

This stitch is awaiting a sponsor.

Method

Structure of stitch

Common uses

References

  • S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.240
  • S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.236
  • S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.407
  • Thérèse de Dillmont, Needle-made laces, 1st series (1890) , p.8
  • Isabella Mary Beeton, 'Beeton’s Book of Needlework', Beeton's Book of Needlework (1870). Available at: http://www.beetonsbookofneedlework.com/ (Accessed: 01 December 2021)
  • S. F. A. Caulfeild, Blanche C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework (1882) , p.241
  • Victor Touche, 'Handbook of Point Lace ', Internet archive (1870). Available at: https://archive.org/details/handbookofpointl00touc/page/n7/mode/2up (Accessed: 18 February 2022)
  • Margaret Swain, The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots (2004) , p.124-5

Examples of Point de Reprise

Whitework bird from the RSN collection

The open areas in the bird's lower wing and the flower are worked in point de reprise.