Punto in Aria ~ Needlelace "Punto in Aria (literally stitch in air) is an early form of Needle lace, devised in Italy. It is considered the first true lace because it was the first meant to be stitched alone, and not first onto a woven fabric. It is a closely related needle lace to Reticella, and their designs have many similarities when compared side-by-side. However, the Punto in Aria was an important improvement on the Reticella method, and was a breakthrough in needle lace design
Wedding veil of needle lace with flower and leaves. Brussels, Belgium, late 19th century
.a glorious antique Brussels Needle Lace Bridal Veil is circa 1880-1900.
Punto pittura - Needle painting embroidery - Le mie origini