Diagrams for Bobbin Lace

Many Attractive Examples for GroundForge


Net grounds




Net grounds are grounds with repeats of usualy one stitch. There are several ways of placing the stitches:

net1 net2 net2x
net3 net4 net5

Please note: the second and third diagrams are equivalent in GroundForge terms. It is possible to define a strechted honeycomb for the prototype diagram. The pair diagram however will initially show kite shapes, when activating the animation these kites will reshape into squares with a 45 degree angle. Only when defining plaits as stitches you will see the honeycomb again in the thread diagram.

It gets interesting, if we would use two (or more) different stitches. These grounds are known as “chaotic ground”, “alternating ground”, …

For net-grounds with one stitch and its mirrored versions only, see page catalogue of stitches and page nets.

Horizontal net

Horizontal nets can also be found in tape lace like Milanese, Hunnia and Russian lace.
A horizontal net ground made with non traditional stitches like crcl is called Embellished clothwork.

p-net1a p-net1b p-net1c p-net1d


The following examples look like a knitwork.

Diagonal net

p-net2a p-net2c
double crossed tulle in a ring mini spider in ring


The following examples look like sprang plaiting.

Honeycomb net Kat

See also Paris grounds.

Honeycomb net Weaving Paris

See also Lattice.

Honeycomb net Bias

This scheme is equal to the bias ground.