Flanders Lace opens with a brief historical introduction, which clears up much of the confusion concerning the origins of Flanders lace and sets it in the context of other Belgian styles. The book includes a section on modern and traditional Flanders lacemaking equipment, followed by a full chapter on Flanders ground, starting and finishing techniques and lace joining. Other chapters cover motifs, corners, chevrons and wavy edges, cloth stitch areas, fillings and more advanced patterns. The book is completed with grids, glossary of terms and a list of suppliers.
Mary Niven lived in Belgium for several years, during which she studied Belgian lace, in particular the old and new Flanders laces. She has taught Flanders lace in Europe, Canada and the USA