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Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace


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An extensive techniques section makes lacemaking clear, simple and enjoyable.

Five full step-by-step projects with pricking patterns.

Gives advice on adding decorative features, beads and tassels.

Suitable for both beginners and more experienced lacemakers.

A clearly illustrated step-by-step guide to all the stitches and techniques needed to create beautiful bobbin lace.

Includes prickings and easy-to-follow photographs showing how to use them.

Provides full instructions for a selection of colourful Torchon lace projects using a variety of yarns: a bag, a purse, a scarf and a cushion.

About the Author

Gilian Dye and Adrienne Thunder are experienced and enthusiastic lacemakers and teachers. Both hold City and Guilds Lacemaking Part 2 and are active members of local, national and international lace organisations. In addition to this, both have served on the Executive Committee of The Lace Guild. Over many years they have developed patterns and tips for working with non-traditional materials, have won prizes in major competitions and had work exhibited in the UK and overseas.


"'Bobbin lace may look complicated when you see a pillow set up with dozens of bobbins, but it will seem far less daunting when you realise that only four bobbins (two pairs) are in use at any one time, and there are only two moves - twist and cross - that you can do.'" This is the best book I have found so far in my fairly short bobbin lace career and I will be recommending it to the attendees whether or not permission is granted to use the Bookworm. The photographs and instructions are presented very clearly. I also think the range of projects, especially in the variety of materials used makes the book very attractive to those who have experience in other fiber arts and wish to try bobbin lace. Candace Knerr-Customer

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