At first glance - to many of us - this looks like Hardanger embroidery, but it's not. It's Lefkara lace. Lefkara lace is named for the town in Cyprus which is famous for producing this kind of whitework and drawn thread embroidery. Check out this video on the island of Lefkara and its lace at https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=Nuo1j_-doJQ
We've shared this image of a work in progress by the talented embroiderers of the Bordados en Oro Chara Bernardino in Spain before, but thought it was worth showing again how this kind of goldwork is created.
Posted on 11Dec2016 - Embroidery artist Sylvie Lezziero created this lovely whitework embroidered piece. She used a number of techniques - appliqué, pulled thread and satin stitch. She also used cutwork on the floral pieces and then incorporated separate pieces of lace to back the cutwork. Check out more at http://lsbroderie.canalblog.com/…/111240870-wp_20160517_010…
This whitework piece is the creation of the talented needle lace artist Ombretta Panese. Ombretta calls this "Winter Landscape" and it features cutwork with many, many types of needlelace fillings. Breathtaking, isn't it? See more of Ombretta's work on her blog at http://www.ombrettapanese.it/
This lovely piece of bobbin lace is titled "Muse". She has the look of a fairy sprinkling inspiration where ever she goes. Image courtesy of https://www.fler.cz/zbozi/podvinek-na-palickovani-muza-3230919
This gorgeous Irish crochet collar dates to the 1910s - very Edwardian. The collar features traditional Irish crochet patterns, including roses, crescent moons, grapes and four petal flowers. This was for sale on Etsy for just $85 USD. Image courtesy of https://www.etsy.com/listing/111806930/late-victorian-early-edwardian-downton
This gorgeous whitework flower is the work of Tatiana Tara. It's a combination of satin stitching and lots of different pulled thread patterns. Image courtesy of http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/white-flower-macro Thank you to the great Facebook page Inspirations Magazine for first sharing this work of art.