Tape laces - also known as Mezzopunto, Princess (usually applied to net), Renaissance, Battenberg, Romanian point and Branscombe. Tools: pattern on a muslin…
Four different cotton machine-made tapes and needlelace make up the border of this handkerchief made in the USA in 1900. The outer edge and inner edges have tape with picots on one side sewn to a tape with straight sides; straight sided and lozenge shaped tapes make up the majority of the design. From The Lace Museum collection
This European 19th century lace edging or collar is made of linen. Battenberg lace is made with woven tape and needle lace stitches. The technique is similar to needlelace, but with a tape outlining the pattern motifs and tacked in place instead of the foundation threads and buttonhole stitches, which made lace more quickly. In the 17th century, imitations of Venetian needlelace were made with tapes, but Battenberg lace was particularly popular in the US in the 19th century.
A simple Battenburg Lace rabbit for luck. Battenburg lace is a tape lace, with the tape outlining the pattern and needle lace stiches filling the gaps. Saying Rabbit, Rabbit when waking on the first day of the month is supposed to ensure good luck for the rest of the month in Britain and North America. The tape can be either handmade or machine bobbin lace. This bunny is from Etsy ExpoInternational
Attributed to Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937). Evening Dress (detail), ca. 1920, Haute Couture. Hand– and machine–sewn black silk chiffon with hand–sewn inserts of antique ivory bobbin–made tape lace with needle–made fillings,hand–applied handmade gold metallic braided passementerie. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute