With respect to decorative needlework, a net is a mesh ground material made by interlacing threads using a machine, rather than being made by hand.

A number of different types of net have been produced since the mid-eighteenth century and until the present day. The most important and widely used forms are bobbinet; three-twist Brussels net; rascheltulle.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 114-116.


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