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From Tamnour Lace To Tyrol Lace

TAMBOUR. Chain-stitched work at one time done only by hand, the name coming from the "tambour" stand used by the operator to hold the work. On fine goods the work is still done by hand but by far the larger proportion of tambour work is now done by sewing machine. See Brussels. See Limerick.

TAPE. In the Sixteenth Century many fine Flemish laces were made by manipulating a lace which itself was of lacey construction, hand-made. To-day most of the tape laces are of machine-made tape. See lace curtain references, Marie Antoinette, Renaissance, Lacet Arabian. Tatting Method single cord

TATTING. Knotted work made by means of a small shuttle. The French called this lace Frivolitc because light and fragile. It must not be confused with the crochet work, which is done with a crochet needle, nor with Macrame.

TENERIFFE. A lace similar to the Toile d'Arraignee with motifs like Paraguay of wheels and circles. Considerable of this Jace is made in the Canary Islands, doubtless due to the same Portuguese influence that is felt in Paraguay lace, South America. The natives make the wheels of the lace over a spool about two or two and a-half inches hi diameter, held in the hand. They first make the circle of thread over the top of the spool and fill in the center, crossing over and back with a needle.

TIJES. Synonymous with Brides.

TIRE, TIRATO. See Point Tire.

TOILE. The name of the filling of a pattern of lace as distinguished from the net or ground. See Point Plat.

TOILE D'ARRAIGNEE OR NANDUTI. A lace made in Paraguay by a needle on a cardboard pattern, sometimes called Paraguay lace. Looks like bobbin lace.

TONDER. See Danish.

TORCHON. Simple bobbin lace sometimes called Beggars' lace because inexpensive and simple. Made by the peasants of almost every country in Europe.

Torchon lace 19th c.

TOURNAY. Famous at one time for the threads used in making old Brussels lace.

TREILLE. Term by which the grounds of needle-point and bobbin laces are distinguished from the toile or pattern filling.

TROLLE KANT. Old bobbin lace made in Flanders in the S xteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Term is applied to English bobbin lace, having a thick cordonnet, called Trolle lace. Potten Kant was Trolle Kant lace showing the pot pattern, a symbol of the Annunciation.

TULLE. Very fine machine net made at one time in Tulle, or possibly Toul. Its origin is obscure. Tulle was adopted by the French courts in place of figured or patterned lace. In 1818 it had an enormous vogue and the markets of Europe were inundated with tulle. See Nottingham.

TURKISH. Hungarian laces are frequently called Turkish laces.

TURNOUT. Old town of Flanders. TUSCANY. Simple laces of which Sienna is the only pronounced example.

TYROL. Modern Austrian laces are often called Tyrol laces. URBINO. ltalian'lace made in Urbino.