Virkad duk i annorlunda teknik – Crochet doily in unusal technique

I juni var det loppis på Blasieholmstorg mitt i Stockholm. Där hittade jag dessa båda virkade dukar, som vanligt för en mycket liten peng. Den ena är gjord med en annorlunda teknik som jag inte känner igen. Det ser ut som om det virkats en ett band, vävt eller gjord på annat sätt, runt dukens kant. Är det någon som känner igen det här och vet hur bandet är gjort eller vad tekniken kallas?

In June there was a flea market on the town square called Blasieholmstorg in the middle of Stockholm. I found these to crocheted doilies there, as usual for very little money. One of them was made with a technique that I don’t recognize. It looks like a ribbon, woven or made some other way, has been integrated with crochet around the edge of the doily. Does anybody recognize this and know how the ribbon is made, or what this technique is called?
Crochet doily in unusual technique

Crochet doily in unusual technique

Nedan kan man se hur bandet består av rektangulära vågmönstrade delar med med picoter på var sida, och en snurrad eller tvinnad bit mellan varje del. Bandet har virkats ihop med resten och blivit en del av mönstret.

Below you can see how the ribbon is composed of small wavy rectangular parts with picots on all sides, and a twisted cord between each part. The ribbon has been integrated with the crochet and become a part of the pattern.

Crochet doily in unusual technique - detail from integrated ribbon

Den andra duken har en alldeles vanlig virkad kant, men den är gjord med ett mycket tunt garn och har ett broderat mittstycke. Alldeles underbart söt liten duk!

The other doily has a common crochet edging, but is made with a very thin thread and has an embroidered center piece. Absolutely adorable little doily.

Crochet doily with embroidered center piece

Crochet doily with embroidered center piece

Crochet doily with embroidered center piece

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10 Responses to Virkad duk i annorlunda teknik – Crochet doily in unusal technique

  1. Hi Anita,
    I want to go to your flea markets with you.
    I believe that is machine made and was popular in the 20’s. It may have been called “turtles”. I am not sure if you can find it available now, but I have seen vintage cards with this type of tape or ribbon wrapped upon them on eBay a few years back.

    • Anita says:

      Hi Teri, I would just love to go to the flea market with you too! What fun, let’s make that happen sometimes 🙂
      I think you are right: the ribbon is machine made and integrated into hand made crochet lace. I will keep a look out for the ribbon, it is always fun to learn more about old vintage lace and lace making.

      • Anita says:

        Teri, you gave me the clue I needed to find this lace, for sale on Etsy now: . This is the same ribbon, but I think this one too has a hand made crocheted edging on both sides? And only the middle part of the lace is machine made.

  2. I have seen them without the crochet, in white, beige and a blue. I think the blue might be harder to find. What are they calling it?

    • Anita says:

      They are just calling it Antique lace trim, approx 1910. Click on the image for the link to Etsy. I will have to do some more detective work to find out what the real name is.

  3. Amy says:

    You can still buy the tape from Lacis. They call it “Cluny Novelty Tape”. Scroll all the way to the bottom for the picture. It also appears to be known as “Turtle Back Braid” (sometimes Turtle Back is written one word–like turtleback). There are a few etsy shops that seem to sell it as well.

  4. Amy says:

    Oops! Forgot the link to Lacis’ catalog page with the tapes
    http://www.lacis.com/catalog/data/AB_LaceNeedleBattenbergBattenbergTapes.html

  5. muskaan says:

    Wow, what a lovely find !
    So happy for you that the ‘mystery’ was solved by fellow “threadsters” & you were able to buy the tape, Anita 🙂

    • Anita says:

      Yes, it is beautiful isn’t it? And I am always glad to learn more about lace and lacemaking, and grateful that I got help finding out how this doily was made.

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