Rips

Rips

SKU: VOE11
€  9,50 (including 7 % tax)

Author: Voelcker, Ulrike
Text: German And English
bound, 46 pages

Actually, it refers to a derivative of plain weave in weaving, which produces transverse ribs in warp ripping and longitudinal ribs in weft ripping. The word is derived from the English rips. Rips in bobbin lace making is not my invention, I got to know it at the end of the 1980s when I was teaching parallel courses in the Czech Republic. At that time, contemporary lace was still called modern lace and the Czech women were leading the way. They used it for differently coloured surfaces as described on pages 2/3 under 1.1a + b). The lace shown on the cover of the booklet is somewhat in this style and is based on paintings by Piet Mondrian. I just took this technique further and have been using rep for outer edges and contour threads for a long time. If you use the technique to transport pairs (this is already in "The Grammar of Tulle"), however, it becomes much more complicated than the drawing suggests. In the Corona times I felt the desire for a small, completed and meaningful project. So I tried to make the connections visible and clear in this little booklet, because even the well-known stem and chain stitch are ultimately ripped pairs. The difficulty of the exercises ranges from * easy
to **** demanding.

Source: Ulrike Voelcker

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