Definition of Shetland lace in English:

Shetland lace


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And then come the patterns: 120 pages of traditional Shetland lace motifs, clearly photographed, charted and explained.’
    • ‘These women are carding, spinning and knitting gossamer yarn used in very fine Shetland lace knitting.’
    • ‘Sometime in early 1998, they decided to each knit a Shetland lace shawl.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is a big project, and I hope to learn more about Shetland lace shawl construction along the way.’
    • ‘When not knitting Shetland lace, I like to knit colorful blankets, inspired by the colors of the flowers I grow.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the 1800's, Shetland lace patterns were handed down verbally from mother to daughter.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An exciting thing about knitting Shetland lace is that it gets me back to my roots, on the harsh coasts of Scotland and Norway.’
    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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