By Doris Southard
Bobbin lace is among the oldest crafts, courting again to at the very least the 16th century and probably past. in the course of the eighteenth century, bobbin lace layout and execution attained the last word in attractiveness and richness. The linen threads have been really tremendous and the consummate ability of the lacemaker wove them into unequalled works of art.
Modern lacemakers — even novices — can research this age-old procedure with this easy-to-follow booklet. An complete bobbin lacemaker demonstrates step by step the suggestions for developing appealing lace edgings, doilies, collars, belts, bookmarks, and more.
With Ms. Southard's professional suggestion and necessary tricks, you'll locate it effortless so as to add the attractiveness of lace to pillows, handkerchiefs, bolsters, lovers — virtually any clothing or family item.
After outlining a heritage of bobbin lace and introducing readers to the fabrics and advised offers, the writer will get all the way down to specifics. those comprise easy methods to make an easy braid, an edging, easy methods to flip a nook, the way to start with out instructions, tips to make laces on a flat pillow, and masses extra. furthermore, specific sections discover initiatives to make, how you can wash bobbin lace, and the way to create bobbin lace designs.
With this booklet at your aspect, you'll quickly realize the massive rewards and satisfactions on hand in gaining knowledge of the paintings of bobbin lacemaking and developing heirloom-quality lace for your self, relations, and acquaintances.