Supplement to The Art of Bobbin Lace: A Practical Textbook in Bobbin Lace-Making

Supplement to The Art of Bobbin Lace: A Practical Textbook in Bobbin Lace-Making
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Originally published in the early 20th century, Supplement to The Art of Bobbin Lace, together with The Art of Bobbin Lace, is arguably the most classic & practical textbook of workmanship in antique and modern Bobbin Laces.

Book Excerpt:

The demand and appreciation of "The Art of Bobbin Lace" since it first appeared has been so great that, in answer to the numerous and constant requests we have received from all parts of the world for an additional volume, we have decided to publish this Supplement...

To meet the needs of all those who have felt desirous of widening their knowledge of Lace-making beyond the first volume, we have given in this Supplement a collection of exquisite novelties in various Bobbin Laces (Antique and Modern) suitable for advanced pupils of the craft...

The thirty-eight specimens illustrated, which introduce many rare and beautiful stitches, include a Fan, Opera Bag, pair of Baby's Shoes, Table Centre and Afternoon Tea Cloth, D'Oyley, Yoke, Cravat, Motifs, Collars of various shapes (Peter Pan, Vandyke, Revers, Puritan, etc), also several Edgings, Insertions and Flounces...

That the ancient craft of Bobbin Lace-making is now the acknowledged fashionable hobby, outrivaling even Bridge, is not to be wondered at, for it is not only the most fascinating of all Art Crafts, but it can be learned without difficulty and at any age...

Many people have in the past been deterred from Lace-making under the impression that it is a strain on the eyes; this is a great mistake, however. Bobbin Lace-making is not in the least trying to the eyes; there is no work less so, even knitting, Bobbing Lace being made entirely by a series of weaving and plaiting movements with the bobbins, which in a very short time becomes almost mechanical...

In conclusion, we would impress upon all Lace-makers the necessity of working only upon a perfectly accurately prepared pattern -- otherwise the lace is hopeless failure. Those who have a task for designing or adapting their own patterns should first study the different branches of lace, as only a lace expert can prepare perfect working design...

There are so many details to be noted in Lace-making that we find the Patterns require more careful and skilful drawing than for almost any other craft, and the value of the lace depends greatly on this.

Contents Covered:

  • Directions for Making Venetian Lace
  • Directions for Making Flounce in Old Flemish Lace
  • Directions for Making Milanese D'Oyley
  • Directions for Making Milanese Lace Collar
  • Directions for Making Flounce in Old Milanese
  • Directions for Making Vandyke Collar in Flemish Lace
  • Directions for Making Yoke in Guipure de Flandre
  • Directions for Making Insertion in Point de Flandre
  • Directions for Making Italian Lace Edge (Genoese)
  • Directions for Making Flemish Lace Front with Collar Band
  • Directions for Making Revers Collar in Old Flemish
  • Directions for Making Flemish Lace Trimming
  • Directions for Making Flounce and Berthe in Duchesse Lace
  • Directions for Making Table Centre in Flemish Lace
  • Directions for Making Honiton Fan
  • Directions for Making Honiton Collars
  • Directions for Making Honiton Motifs
  • Directions for Making Honiton Lace Edge
  • Directions for Making Brussels Lace Handkerchief
  • Directions for Making Brussels Lace Edge (Point de Gaze)
  • Directions for Making Brussels Lace Flounce
  • Directions for Making Brussels Lace Opera Bag
  • Directions for Making Brussels Lace Baby's Shoes
  • Fancy Stitches and Fillings
    • Hexagon Net
    • Old Flandres Stitch
    • Fine Honeycomb Stitch
    • Spot Insertion
    • Woven Bar Filling
    • Large Mesh Net
    • Small Mesh Net
    • Pique Filling
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 73
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 8.9 MB
Product Code SUPAOL0V21
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