HNW - What is it?

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at
Mon Sep 28 02:54:49 PDT 1998

I heard this stuff called 'darned net' long before I heard of it called
'lacis'.  I would look it up in older books as this.  

By the way, your description was detailed and informative, and not feeble
at all.

DettaS at writes, in a message sent 11:51 AM 9/26/98 -0400:
>Through the years I've seen, and collected, something that nobody seems to
>know what it is.  The pieces are made from crochet-type thread, which appears
>to be some type of knotting, in a pattern of squares.  Looks almost like a
>netlike balanced weave.   Further, it looks like this background is used as a
>base for decorative embroidery, often flower-type motifs, from the same
>thread.  Some areas, often along the edges, are filled in with weaving
>to a hand-done darning stitch.  I've seen doilies, place mats, runners and
>Can anyone tell me, from my feeble description, what this might be and
where I
>might find info (books or ?) which address this method?
>Detta Juusola,  Detta's Spindle, Maple Plain, MN
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