Needle Lace: Techniques and Inspirations

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The word "lace" evokes romantic images of crisp white bed linens, festive dinner tables, and special dresses for brides and newborn babies. No wonder present-day fiber artists love this medium and are always searching for new, exuberant uses of colors and materials. Since 1975, artists and hobbyists have depended on Needle Lace and Needle Weaving, the classic compendium of stitches and techniques by Jill Nordfors Clark. In her new book, Clark enlarges on her original work with new stitches, new techniques and a ...

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Overview

The word "lace" evokes romantic images of crisp white bed linens, festive dinner tables, and special dresses for brides and newborn babies. No wonder present-day fiber artists love this medium and are always searching for new, exuberant uses of colors and materials. Since 1975, artists and hobbyists have depended on Needle Lace and Needle Weaving, the classic compendium of stitches and techniques by Jill Nordfors Clark. In her new book, Clark enlarges on her original work with new stitches, new techniques and a gorgeous gallery of needle lace from around the world.

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Jill Nordfors Clark has taught needle lace workshops in Canada, New Zealand, England and throughout the United States. She is a past president of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, and her work has been collected and exhibited internationally.

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Needle lace, unlike surface embroidery, is attached to a background fabric or frame only at the beginning and end of a piece and around the edges. This frees the embroiderer to create multiple layers, combine other techniques, and use beading and fabric painting as well as a wide variety of types and colors of threads. Nordfors Clarks first book, Needle Lace and Needleweaving: A New Look at Traditional Stitches (1974), remained in print for more than 20 years and is considered a classic introductory text in the field. This new offering expands on the first volume, emphasizing the artistic possibilities of needle lace and including new stitches, innovative techniques (would you believe needle lace embedded in sausage casing?), and a gallery of needle lace from around the world. In one chapter, the author leads the reader step by step through planning a new needle lace piece, including sources of inspiration, design, color, and technique. A first-class offering, enthusiastically recommended for both academic and large public libraries.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780965824859
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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