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Bobbin Lace Grounds

These are open parts of lace, used as filler between other parts of the pattern, such as solid areas. Ground can also be also called net or (in French) réseau or fond.

Simple grounds, using two pairs per unit

pic of lace Torchon ground
pic of lace Double Torchon ground
pic of lace Bucks Point net
pic of lace Half stitch ground or lattice stitch
pic of lace Twisted hole ground

Grounds using four pairs per unit

pic of lace Rose ground
pic of lace Triangular ground
pic of lace Spider ground
pic of lace Valenciennes
pic of lace Armour net or armure-Binche
pic of lace Chequerboard ground
pic of lace Dot ground
pic of lace Small hole

Grounds using more than four pairs per unit

pic of lace Honeycomb
pic of lace Kat stitch
pic of lace Star ground
pic of lace Simple snowflake ground
pic of lace Bias ground
pic of lace Rose and line ground
pic of lace Spider and line ground
pic of lace Spider and dot ground
pic of lace Star and dot ground