Definition of Shetland lace in English:

Shetland lace


mass noun
  • 1A black or white bobbin lace made from Shetland wool.

    • ‘To this end there will be demonstrations of a diverse collection of crafts from the spinning and knitting of Shetland lace to the art of making golf balls - a tradition that's alive, well and located, not surprisingly, in St Andrews.’
    • ‘After you're done drooling over the gorgeous Shetland lace on the top part of the article, scroll to the bottom to see the Hap shawl.’
    • ‘Sometime in early 1998, they decided to each knit a Shetland lace shawl.’
    • ‘These women are carding, spinning and knitting gossamer yarn used in very fine Shetland lace knitting.’
    • ‘In the 1800's, Shetland lace patterns were handed down verbally from mother to daughter.’
    • ‘Laura asks if I will post pictures of the Shetland lace shawl, and I most likely will, but I should mention that it isn't an elaborate laceweight confection.’
    • ‘This is a big project, and I hope to learn more about Shetland lace shawl construction along the way.’
    • ‘And then come the patterns: 120 pages of traditional Shetland lace motifs, clearly photographed, charted and explained.’
    • ‘Fine, delicate Shetland lace was popular with the Victorians.’
    • ‘This Faroese style shawl in garter stitch lace knitting incorporates traditional Shetland lace patterns of beads, diamonds and Madeira fans.’
    • ‘An exciting thing about knitting Shetland lace is that it gets me back to my roots, on the harsh coasts of Scotland and Norway.’
    • ‘When not knitting Shetland lace, I like to knit colorful blankets, inspired by the colors of the flowers I grow.’
    openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbing
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    1. 1.1 Knitwear made using openwork stitches to give a lacy effect.


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