Ta' Anglu Craft Shop
The art of lace making started way back in the fifteenth century were it was first used to embellish ceremonial dresses and vestments. It soon proved to be very popular and spread throughout Europe. The Knights of Malta brought introduced this art to Malta in the seventeenth century. The most famous lace in the Maltese Islands, that from the Island of Gozo, was first introduced by a priest who brought over a piece of lace which was based upon the Genoese style of lace making. A Gozitan lady who studied the process and also taught other ladies the process brought this over to Malta.
This soon spread all over the Island and new patterns were created. The initial patterns were designed on a pillow using a number of bobbins and from this the name Pillow Lace Making is derived. However, as new patterns and threads were introduced such as the eight point Maltese Cross, Gozitan lace derived its own distinctive style. Today pillow lace is considered to be the masterpiece of the craft.
We have a wide selection of Maltese Lace including various designs, colours. If you would like more info please contact Mary Rose through our contact page.
Mary Rose Mifsud is offering various eight-month courses at unbeatable prices in Tapestry, Ganutel, Crochet, Maltese Lace, Embroidery, Maltese Souvenirs, Wedding & Communion Souvenirs and arrangements. Certificates are issued after course completion. Call now for further info and booking information.