Milanese has a greater variety of decorative stitches within the braid than any other lace. It is this variety, added to the baroque style of its designs, that makes Milanese the most beautiful of Italian laces. New in paperback, this book is a collection of 43 new braids, including two spiral braids, and 40 original patterns, all with diagrams, photographs and full instructions.
Patricia Read was taught lacemaking by Elsie Vanstone, and has made extensive studies of antique lace. She has taught the craft since 1949, conducting many lace workshops and residential courses. Lucy Kincaid began lacemaking in 1977, studying under Patricia Read. Her particular interest is the modern approach to designing and making lace.