The “whole stitch” is one of the basic stitches in bobbin lace making. Knowing this one stitch is enough to make some very pretty lace. The whole stitch is formed over two pairs of bobbins. The process is: cross, twist, pin, cross, twist The twist is
'Merletto a tombolo' Pillow lace or Bobbin Lace, is created using linen thread with 'fuselli' wooden bobbins, woven with pins on intricate designs. Anghiari lace is all woven from linen thread as apposed to cotton thread in most other regions of Italy.