Title BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES.
Publisher Dover, New York, 1985.
Seller ID 25520
160 pp, 8 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0486249026 "Dating from the 15th century, bobbin lace is prized everywhere for its intricacy, delicacy and decorative richness - and couldn't be easier to do! In this modern, step-by-step approach to the craft , noted lacemaker Brigita Fuhrmann shows you how to create every kind of bobbin lace - from the simplest stitch to the most challenging pattern. In addition, she traces the history of bobbin lacemaking in Western and Eastern Europe (including Russ i a) and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. (P)rovides expert advice on the tools you'll need - pillows, bobbins, pins, and threads - and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of exquisite stitches. Clear, accurate diagra ms accompany stitch directions, beginning with the braid and Brussels ground and ending with the maiden's net and spiders. Learn how to make stunning straight lace and tape lace; construct fans, corners, edgings; draft patterns; finish your creati ons , and care for your lace." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine lightly twisted, light edge wear, spine crease. Very Good-