Superb step-by-step guide enables even beginners to create beautiful lace according to age-old technique. Edgings, doilies, squares, petals, picots, more. Projects graded, simple to advanced. 249 illustrations. Bibliography.
Modern, step-by-step approach shows how to create every variety of bobbin lace, from the simplest stitches to the most challenging patterns. Suitable for needleworkers at all levels. 279 illustrations.
50 Dutch Bobbin Lace Patterns presents a stunning selection of Withof and Duchesse bobbin lace patterns for the lacemaking enthusiasts. This multi-language lace book introduces a variety of patterns chosen to suit every level from the enthusiastic beginner to the most experienced lacemaker. The book includes: Detailed explanations of the Withof and Duchesse techniques. A variety of designs, including an alphabet, a coat of arms, a clematis and a butterfly. Advice and further suggestions to encourage lacemakers to create their own personalized lace designs. How to use traditional fine threads, thicker threads - which give the pieces a larger scale - and coloured threads.
This comprehensive new edition of a standard work contains an exhaustive collection of stitches which have been developed in the traditional art of bobbin lacemaking since the 17th century, and is designed to aid all lacemakers in the recognition and working of each individual feature. The degree of accuracy and detail is the result of many years of research into the methods used in the lacemaking centres of Britain and Europe. Over 260 stitches and variations are described, ranging from the simplest to the most complex. The content has ben arranged so that all the information for each stitch is to be found on one page. The guide is laid out step-by-step and is aimed at both the working lacemaker and the student.
Clearly written technical tips and valuable suggestions, photos of all finished projects, plus 300 prickings and diagrams help beginning and veteran lacemakers create a host of lovely heirloom pieces—from simple butterflies, stars, and Christmas decorations to such challenging motifs as a portrait of a Victorian lady, a multi-tiered pagoda, and male and female ballet dancers.
This book provides a comprehensive and expert guide to lace technique and is executed in an exhaustive and practical manner. It shows working methods with clear and straightforward descriptions given in systematic progressive stages, and the large number of diagrams will prove extremely useful to all lace workers.
Here is a collection of 100 traditional patterns for Bucks Point lace, one of the finest laces In England. The diagrams are colour-coded for clarity, and each pattern Is printed in detailed, diagrammatic form. There is one pattern on each page or on adjacent pages with its relevant pricking and an actual-sizee photograph of the completed piece of lace. The number of bobbins and the thread used are also noted. Not only are there 100 traditiooat patterns contained within this book. but the majority have an unusual or interesting feature in their construction not readily observed or pethaps fully appreciated at first glance. Some of the patterns have been sligltly adapted from the original to complement modern threads and all have been painstakingly researched from various museums. Lace makers, from those just starting to the experienced, will find here a wealth of readily understandable patterns at thetr fingertips.
All manner of lace-making projects, hints and tips are included in this comprenehsive compendium. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
With these beautiful patterns by an award-winning lacemaker, it's as easy as ABC to stitch any monogram in exquisitely-hued bobbin lace. In addition to the 50 color photos of all the finished pieces, detailed line diagrams accompany the instructions for each lovely letter in Sandi Woods's "Leafy Glades" alphabet. Plus, every letter has not just one but two templates: one uses simple stitches, and the other more complicated Milanese braids. For those who want to take their needlework further, there are 24 additional abstract designs that take the original letter patterns and then manipulate them into wonderful, sinuous shapes.