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Sanctuary, Anthony. Rope, Twine and Net Making. Shire Album 51. Shire Publications Ltd: Buckinhamshire, 1996. ISBN 0-85263-918-X
Fox, Sally (researcher & editor). The Medieval Woman: An Illuminated Book of Days. New York Graphic Society: New York; or Little, Brown & Co.: Boston, 1985.
Wyss, Robert L. 'Die Handarbeiten der Maria.' "Artes Minores: Dank an Werner Abegg." 121-123. Bern: Verlag Staempfli & Cie, 1973.
Bassee, Nicolas. German Renaissance Patterns for Embroidery: a
Facsimily copy of Nicolas Bessees New Modelbuch of 1568. Curious Works Press: Austin, 1994. ISBN
Woodcuts, some appropriate for needlelace or lacis.
Brooke, Margaret L. Lace in the Making: with Bobbins and Needle. Robin & Russ Handweavers: McMinnville, 1975. Reprinted from George Routledge & Sons Ltd.:
Great Britain, 1923. No ISBN
Mostly instructional with some history at the end of the book
Earnshaw, Pat. Threads of Lace from Source to Sink. Gorse Publications: Guildford, 1989. ISBN
Belanger. Pictorial Archive of Lace
Designs: 325 Historic Examples. Dover
Publications: New York, 1989. ISBN
Vinciolo, Federico. Rennaissance Patterns for Lace Embroidery and
Needlepoint: An unabridged facsimile of the Singuliers et nouveaux pourtraicts
of 1587. Dover Publications: New York,
1971. ISBN 0-486-22438-4
Very little text; just pictures of lace from 1587.
Medieval & Renaissance Hairnets
[no author given; written by committee!]
_Stof uit de Kist: De
Crowfoot, Elisabeth; Pritchard, Frances; and Staniland, Kay. Textiles and Clothing c. 1150-1450. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 4. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London: 1992.
Flury-Lemberg, Mechthild. Textile Conservation and Research. Abegg-Stiftung Bern, Switzerland: 1988.
Websites on Netting
http://www.silkewerk.com - A page on 14th Century Silk Women by Cindy Myers (Mistress Emmelyne in the SCA). Shows a starting method for doing Medieval hairnets, excellent pictures of how to do the netting knot for thread, and how to increase by using meshes from the previous row.
http://www.lmsca.org.uk/lmsca212.htm - LMS Carriage Association, renovators of train compartiments. Shows a starting method using slip knots and the Fisherman's Knot for joining threads.
http://www.knotsindeed.freeservers.com/index.html - Fairly comprehensive site on netting. Shows two netting methods, one for thread and one for thicker string
http://www.norskfolke.museum.no/prosjekt/WebStar/katalog.html - contains a video of a woman netting with a shuttle and the net attached to a windowsill, and another woman doing a different sort of netting that looks more like macrame. Site unfortunately seems to be broken.
Sources for Netting Shuttles
Very fine netting needles, long ballpoint needles for darning filet net as well as premade and made-to-order knotted net for filet lace (in case you give up on making your own):
Netting needles and larger plastic netting shuttles::
Larger plastic shuttles only:
Brush Creek Woolworks - BCWW@shol.com
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