Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)

Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)

Doris Southard

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0486271226

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Bobbin lace is one of the oldest crafts, dating back to at least the sixteenth century and possibly earlier. During the eighteenth century, bobbin lace design and execution attained the ultimate in beauty and richness. The linen threads were incredibly fine and the consummate skill of the lacemaker wove them into unmatched works of art.
Modern lacemakers — even beginners — can learn this age-old technique with this easy-to-follow book. An accomplished bobbin lacemaker demonstrates step-by-step the techniques for creating beautiful lace edgings, doilies, collars, belts, bookmarks, and more. With Ms. Southard's expert advice and helpful hints, you'll find it easy to add the elegance of lace to pillows, handkerchiefs, bolsters, fans — almost any apparel or household item.
After outlining a history of bobbin lace and introducing readers to the materials and recommended supplies, the author gets down to specifics. These include how to make a simple braid, an edging, how to turn a corner, how to begin without directions, how to make laces on a flat pillow, and much more. In addition, special sections explore projects to make, how to wash bobbin lace, and how to create bobbin lace designs.
With this book at your side, you'll soon discover the immense rewards and satisfactions to be had in mastering the art of bobbin lacemaking and creating heirloom-quality lace for yourself, family, and friends.

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stitch. Work the #16 pin to get started. Now you’re working toward the right, correct? Twist the worker pair, cloth stitch through the next pair of passives, make a whole throw at the curved edge, set the pin, and close it. Then, weaving toward the left, twist the worker pair, cloth stitch through the next passive pair, twist workers, cloth stitch passives, and so on. Take in a pair from the ground section each time you come to the inner edge of the fan. The lines on the pattern will show you

also worked full time at the lace pillow and others turned to making lace during slack seasons in their usual employment. Some of the great ladies of the time, queens included, were lacemakers, and they encouraged and patronized the home industry. Many thousands of lace workers were engaged in the industry at its height during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It would not be unusual for twenty thousand women in a single city to be making lace for sale. It was an occupation that brought

completing a cloth stitch with a pin in the center. Once more work braids complete with picots, making them long enough to reach the point of the petal in the pattern. T 4 3 or 4 times, #2 between 3-4. SE, #3. T 4, CS 4-6, #4 between 5-4, CS 5-4. T 9 3 or 4 times, #5 between 9-10. RSE, #6. T 9, CS 9-7, #7 between 8-9, CS 8-9. Now work the 2 petals, 1 with pairs 5-6, the other with 7-8. Before beginning to weave the petal, make a half hitch with the number 4 thread around the other three,

laces of great variety, simple or elaborate, are worked on a flat pillow. Doilies may be worked in rounds, using simple techniques and few bobbins, and may be as large and impressive as the patience of the lacemaker will allow. Brussels and Honiton laces are composed of small sprays or motifs—such as flowers, leaves, tendrils—which are worked separately on a flat pillow and later assembled into a larger construction, the individual motifs being joined with braids or mesh. Danish-made flat

Fan edging Corner Logo of the Tennessee Artist-Craftsman’s Association Lynda edging Madonna Medallion Moby Dick and Friends Modular lacemaking Museum lace collections Necklace Net Stitch edging Oblong doily Passive Pattern Making the Marking lines on Materials for Petals and Picots insertion Picots Pillow Belgian Bolster Cone bolster Constructing a flat pillow Danish Flat Frame for French German Honiton Italian Kloppelsack Old English Princess Russian

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