Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace

Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace

Paperback Beginner's Guides (Search Press)

By (author) Gilian Dye, By (author) Adrienne Thunder

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  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 257mm x 5mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Tunbridge Wells
  • ISBN 10: 1844481085
  • ISBN 13: 9781844481088
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 36,687

Product description

Explore the world of Bobbin Lace with this book, which takes you through simple Torchon ground pieces to scarves, purse and bags.This book features an extensive techniques section makes lacemaking clear, simple and enjoyable. It includes five full step-by-step projects with pricking patterns.It gives advice on adding decorative features, beads and tassels. It is suitable for both beginners and more experienced lacemakers. It presents a clearly illustrated step-by-step guide to all the stitches and techniques needed to create beautiful bobbin lace. It also includes prickings and easy-to-follow photographs showing how to use them. It provides full instructions for a selection of colourful Torchon lace projects using a variety of yarns: a bag, a purse, a scarf and a cushion.

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Author information

Gilian Dye and Adrienne Thunder are experienced and enthusiastic lacemakers and teachers. Both hold City and Guilds Lacemaking Part 2 and are active members of local, national and international lace organisations. In addition to this, both have served on the Executive Committee of The Lace Guild. Over many years they have developed patterns and tips for working with non-traditional materials, have won prizes in major competitions and had work exhibited in the UK and overseas.

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"'Bobbin lace may look complicated when you see a pillow set up with dozens of bobbins, but it will seem far less daunting when you realise that only four bobbins (two pairs) are in use at any one time, and there are only two moves - twist and cross - that you can do.'"