Peter’s Torchon Lace

Peter’s Torchon Lace, by Peter Sorensen
Published in Denmark, 2005. ISBN: 87-7847-087-0
Soft cover, quarto, full colour, 80 pages.  In English.
Prickings and working diagrams for 17 table runners, with several tricks for finishing off.  The first part Continue reading

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Kobe Kant Special

Kobe Kant Special.

Folder of 16 patterns, all on individual sheets, published by Kantcentrum, Bruges, for the 2010 OIDFA 14th World Lace Congress in Kobe, Japan.

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Syllabus Binche

Syllabus Binche I, II and III.

Three folders of Binche instructions and patterns, by Anne-Marie Verbeke-Billiet, and published by Kancentrum Bruges.  In three languages – German, French and English.

It states in the introduction that this publication is neither Continue reading

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Old Time Tools and Toys

Old Time Tools and Toys of Needlework by Gertrude Whiting.
DOVER publication
ISBN0-486-22517-8
First printed in 1928, my copy reprint 1971
357 pages. Over 200 illustrations
16.5cmsx23cms.
No idea of price nothing on it.
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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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