Crochet Lace

Crochet Lace

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by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss
     
 
Every crocheter stares admiringly at vintage lace, wishing to replicate its delicacy and elegance. The originals were stitched with finer thread than we use today, making that gorgeous heirloom-quality crochet lace an elusive dream. This unique guide showcases a collection of antique tablecloths and bedspreads—each a magnificent example of the crocheter’s

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Every crocheter stares admiringly at vintage lace, wishing to replicate its delicacy and elegance. The originals were stitched with finer thread than we use today, making that gorgeous heirloom-quality crochet lace an elusive dream. This unique guide showcases a collection of antique tablecloths and bedspreads—each a magnificent example of the crocheter’s art—and revises the old techniques to suit today’s threads. Complete patterns are included for each project, along with instructions and full-page photos that make intricate designs easy to follow. Special attention is paid to working with traditional steel hooks and choosing the perfect crochet threads, and plenty of advice is offered for working in filet. These projects take time, but the results will become tomorrow’s heirlooms.

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Library Journal

Inspired by vintage crocheted bedspreads and tablecloths, Leinhauser and Weiss (New Ideas for Today's Crochet) present a compilation of exquisite patterns for heirloom-quality crochet projects. The bedspreads and tablecloths range in style from classic repeated lace to a sampler-style child's blanket featuring animal blocks. Given the difficulty of the projects, these patterns are intended for experienced crocheters, but some general directions for filet crochet, working with a steel crochet hook, and reading patterns are included as well. For larger crochet collections.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402733505
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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