"Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace", Gilian Dye, Adrienne Thunder
Search Press | 2008 | ISBN: 1844481085 | English | 80 pages | PDF | 22.35 MB
To the uninitiated, a lace pillow set up with dozens of bobbins looks very complicated, but this manual shows the simplicity of the basic moves: only four bobbins are in use at any one time, and there are only two moves—twist and cross. Focusing on Torchon lacemaking techniques—Bruges and Chantilly lace are two other well-known traditions—these lessons begin with small lace bookmarks worked in various designs before progressing to full-scale projects: a purse, a bag, a cushion, and two scarves. All are presented with step-by-step instructions, close-up photos, and a complete set of pricking patterns. Additional material covers techniques for adding beads and tassels and working with such unconventional materials as wire, cable, and thick wool yarn.