Bedfordshire Lace


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Bedfordshire lace became popular in the fashions of the second half of the nineteenth century because of the beauty of its bold-open designs, often with elegant floral motifs, and it continues to fascinate and captivate lace makers today. This practical book is dedicated to the novice and experienced lace maker wishing to learn these techniques so as to realize this elegance for themselves. Information is given about the equipment needed for bobbin lacemaking, how to make a pricking (the pattern on which the lace is made), and how to wind thread on the bobbins. Instruction explains how to work cloth stitch and half stitch, plaits, windmill crossings, picots and leaf-shaped tallies, and how to finish a piece of lace. There is a series of twenty-six patterns, some traditional and others designed more recently. These are supported by instructions, photographs and diagrams. The patterns include small motifs, edgings – some with corners for handkerchiefs – butterflies and, finally, three exquisite collars.


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Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jean Leader
Published: 09/01/2021
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781785008184
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.20lbs

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Weight1.2 lbs