Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace

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Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace by Dye, Gilian; Thunder, Adrienne, 9781844481088
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  • ISBN: 9781844481088 | 1844481085
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2008

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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 movestwist and cross. Focusing on Torchon lacemaking techniquesBruges and Chantilly lace are two other well-known traditionsthese 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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