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Bedfordshire Lace

By Jean Leader

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ISBN: 9781785008184
PUBLISHED: 20/01/2021
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 167 colour photos and diagrams

Bedfordshire lace became popular in the fashions of the second half of the nineteenth century because of the beauty of its bold-open designs, often with elegant floral motifs, and it continues to fascinate and captivate lacemakers today. This practical book is dedicated to the novice and experienced lacemaker wishing to learn these techniques so as to realize this elegance for themselves.

  • Information is given about the equipment needed for bobbin lacemaking, how to make a pricking (the pattern on which the lace is made), and how to wind thread on the bobbins
  • Instruction explains how to work cloth stitch and half stitch, plaits, windmill crossings, picots and leaf-shaped tallies, and how to finish a piece of lace
  • A series of twenty-six patterns, some traditional and others designed more recently, are supported by instructions, photographs and diagrams
  • he patterns include small motifs, edgings - some with corners for handkerchiefs - butterflies and, finally, three exquisite collars

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" The book opens with a wonderful concise outline of the history of Bedfordshire and each pattern begins with a little background snippet or information of its origin. An incredibly useful guide to using a block pillow is included, something which is often neglected in instructional books and manuals. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Lace Guild's Quarterly magazine

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