Point de Neige

Example of point de neige. Example of point de neige.

Point de neige is a form of 'Venetian' raised needlepoint lace, with small tiered flowers and stars made from elaborate bars with picots that were regarded as being like snow crystals. Point de neige was made from about the 1650's to 1710. It may have been made at Burano, near Venice, in the eighteenth century and it may have continued to be made on the island under the name of rosseline.

Point de neige was used as a trimming for both men and women’s clothing.

See also TRC Needles entries on Point Colbert and Point de Sedan.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd., p. 131.

Digital source  (retrieved 14th July 2015).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6 July 2016).


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