A Guide to embroidered laces.
Margaret Stephens has just brought out a gem of a book on embroidered laces. It is like a Reticella type lace but worked within fabric after the cut out squares are stitched around.
Her photographs and diagrams of each step are very clear, and she takes Small steps so the complete novice can understand what is what!
She is an excellent teacher, and this shows though in this book, as it progresses from clear instructions on how to cut away and make the grid, to step by step instructions on how to fill the grid with a variety of motifs.
There are 15 motifs shown, and corners and an edge, and at the end of the book are some patterns for more complex designs.
There is a page of instructions for Left-handed workers too.
Ever the practical person, Margaret has had the book printed in a smaller form, so it fits into ones bag to take everywhere!!
If you like embroidery as well as needlelace – this is a “Must Have” book.
The book is available directl yfrom Margaret at margie at stephensonline dot com dot au, for $30 plus $5 postage.