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Virkad duk i annorlunda teknik – Crochet doily in unusal technique — 10 Comments

  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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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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