This guide to the craft of bobbin lace assumes no prior knowledge and no previous skills. The author begins with an explanation of the equipment and how to use it, and progresses to simple patterns and how to form grounds, edges and corners. She concludes with instructions for making complete and usable items. The drawings, patterns and prickings are clear and detailed and support the text which is ideal for the novice lacemaker. Gillian Dye has made several varieties of lace and now teaches and demonstrates the art of lacemaking to both children and adults, concentrating on traditional and contemporary bobbin lace.
Table of Contents
Equipment; basic stitches; torchon lace; braids and braid lace; more torchon.