Reticella (also reticello or in French point coupé or point couppe) is a needle lace dating from the 15th century and remaining popular into the first quarter of the 17th century.
Reticella was originally a form of cutwork in which threads were pulled from linen fabric to make a "grid" on which the pattern was stitched, primarily using buttonhole stitch. Later reticella used a grid made of thread rather than a fabric ground. Both methods resulted in a characteristic geometric design of squares and circles with various arched or scalloped borders.
Reticella developed into Punto in Aria.
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- Berry, Robin L.: "Reticella: a walk through the beginnings of Lace" (2004) (PDF)
- Kliot, Jules and Kaethe: The Needle-Made Lace of Reticella, Lacis Publications, Berkeley, CA, 1994. ISBN 0-916896-57-9.
- Montupet, Janine, and Ghislaine Schoeller: Lace: The Elegant Web, ISBN 0-8109-3553-8.
- Ribeiro, Aileen: Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England, Yale, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10999-7
- Vinciolo, Federico: Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint, Dover Books, 1971. ISBN 0-486-22438-4
- Online facsimile of Vinciolo's Les Singuliers et Nouveaux Pourtaicts
- Reticella - Virtual Museum of Textile Arts
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