Beginning Binche

Beginning Binche


I needed a new project

To challenge my poor brain.

And forget about the worries

This crazy world has found again.


Some very clever ladies

Had designed some festive cheer

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Binche Tips

Binche Tips – (not in any particular order)  Please note I am only a beginner, these are just points I’ve discovered in my first few weeks of trying this type of lace. ….. Noelene, 6 Jan 2021.

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Old Time Tools and Toys

Old Time Tools and Toys of Needlework by Gertrude Whiting.
DOVER publication
First printed in 1928, my copy reprint 1971
357 pages. Over 200 illustrations
No idea of price nothing on it.
It also has a very extensive Continue reading

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Lacemaking in Ripon

Author: Edmondson, Avril and Mary Moseley.

Title: Lacemaking in Ripon: a history.

Language: English

21x29cms, 91 pages, softcover, 2010.

Out-of-print and difficult to source.

ISBN 978-0-9547077-2-9.

A comprehensive history of lacemaking as a cottage industry in the town of Ripon, Continue reading

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Malmesbury Lace

Title: Malmesbury Lace.

Author: Blanchard, Joan.

Language: English

126 pages, hardcover, 1990.

Out-of-print but available second-hand.

ISBN 0-7134-6615-4.

An instructional book with 30 patterns, graded from simple insertion braids to traditional point ground laces (edgings and insertions), culminating in 7 Continue reading

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Downton Lace: A History

Title: Downton Lace: A History of lace making in Salisbury and the surrounding area.

Authors: Susan Hartley and Pompi Parry.

Language: English

19 pages, softcover, 1991. Published by Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

Out-of-print but available second-hand.

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An Introduction to Downton Lace

Title: An Introduction to Downton Lace: twenty Downton lace patterns. Selected and described by Janet Stukins.
Author: Stukins, Janet.

Language: English.

Self-published, 1991. Softcover, 32 pages, illustrated.

ISBN 0-9517335-0-8.

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Fiandra a tre paia

Fiandra a tre paia (Fiandra/Flanders in 3 pair)
by Diana Dussi
Soft cover, full colour, quarto size
64 pages.
Published by Barbara Fay in 2019
In Italian, German and English.

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