LACE & LACEMAKING. Flowers are very graceful. This book collects together 20 flowers, some life-like and some fantasy. It features photographs and step-by-step instructions. It is suitable for both beginners and more experienced needlecrafters.
Author : Louisa A. Tebbs
ISBN : 9781473389854
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 60.19 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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“The Art Of Bobbin Lace” is a detailed guide to producing lace, a decorative, open-work fabric formed by looping, interlacing, braiding or twisting threads of various fibres. This vintage guide contains a wealth of timeless information that will be of as much use to needlework enthusiasts today as when first published, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Important Hints”, “The Art Of Bobbin Lace”, “Preparing The Bobbins”, “The Patterns”, “'Genoese' Lace Edge”, “Doyley In Point De Flandre”, “Applique Trimming In Flandres”, “Point”, “Motifs In Point De Flandre”, “Bolero In Guipure De Flandre”, “'Festoon'”, “'Spider' Web Stitch”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on lace.
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.
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.
In this book, Gilian Dye assumes no prior knowledge and no previous skills. She provides all the necessary information for the novice lacemaker to acquire the skills of this intricate but highly rewarding craft.