Sardinian Point

Sardinian point (lace) is a form of tape lace made from a very narrow, machine made tape. The tape is looped into decorative shapes that are stitched together with a fine thread.

This type of tape lace is characterised by the fineness of the tape used and the minimum quantity of decorative stitching worked in the linked areas. It is said to have been named after Victor-Emmanuel II, the King of Sardinia-Piedmont, who visited England in 1855.

Sardinian point is sometimes known as punto a vermicelli.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd, p. 150.


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