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Taking you through Torchon ground pieces to scarves, purse and bags, this book features a techniques section which covers lacemaking. It includes five projects with pricking patterns. It gives advice on adding decorative features, beads and tassels. It presents a guide to the stitches and techniques needed to create beautiful bobbin lace.
To the uninitiated, a lace pillow set up with dozens of bobbins looks very complicated, but this manual shows the simplicity of the basic moves: only four bobbins are in use at any one time, and there are only two moves—twist and cross. Focusing on Torchon lacemaking techniques—Bruges and Chantilly lace are two other well-known traditions—these lessons begin with small lace bookmarks worked in various designs before progressing to full-scale projects: a purse, a bag, a cushion, and two scarves. All are presented with step-by-step instructions, close-up photos, and a complete set of pricking patterns. Additional material covers techniques for adding beads and tassels and working with such unconventional materials as wire, cable, and thick wool yarn.
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