The Torchon Lace Workbook: A Concise Lacemaking Course -- The Basic Skills Fully Explained, with Prickings and Diagrams for 27 Finished Lace Products

The Torchon Lace Workbook: A Concise Lacemaking Course -- The Basic Skills Fully Explained, with Prickings and Diagrams for 27 Finished Lace Products

by Bridget M. Cook
     
 

Of the various bobbin lace types, "torchon" lace is probably the best for a beginner to tackle. Based on a combination of attractive motifs with a geometrical ground, it uses a simple range of stitches to produce relatively speedy and gratifying results. Exercises cover:

-the half stitch

-the whole

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Overview

Of the various bobbin lace types, "torchon" lace is probably the best for a beginner to tackle. Based on a combination of attractive motifs with a geometrical ground, it uses a simple range of stitches to produce relatively speedy and gratifying results. Exercises cover:

-the half stitch

-the whole stitch

-diamonds

-spiders

-rosegrounds

-Scandinavian holes

-gimps

-tallies

-leaves

-plaits and picots

The book includes 27 projects for lace, including nursery lace, fans, hearts, borders, and edgings, collars, frills, coasters, squares, handkerchiefs, and more. Clear, full-color photographs and color-coded diagrams are of great pratical help. Beginners will welcome this book with its concise, progressive approach: experts will find a wealth of original designs to add to their repertoire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312021191
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Series:
Color Craft Workbooks Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.26(d)

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Meet the Author

Bridget M. Cook is among the world's leading lacemakers, teachers, and designers. Her work is known from exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures throughout Britain and Europe.

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