Lace Making & Tatting

  • 20 to Make: Tatted Snowflakes

    These lacy snowflakes are perfect for beginners and offer an infinite variety of designs that are fun to make.

    These 20 fresh designs have a modern feel, with projects in clean pastel colours. Each design has easy to follow instructions accompanied by a diagram. Use your tatted snowflakes as Christmas tree decorations, coasters or to embellish bigger projects such as wall decorations.

    • Fantastic variety of snowflakes to make
    • Easy-to-follow patterns and diagrams
    • Can be used to embellish clothes, cushions, scarves, handbags and more!

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  • Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace

    Explore the world of Bobbin Lace with this clearly illustrated step-by-step guide to all the stitches and techniques needed.

    • An extensive techniques section makes lacemaking clear, simple and enjoyable
    • 5 full step-by-step projects with pricking patterns
    • Provides full instructions for a selection of colourful Torchon lace projects using a variety of yarns: a bag, a purse, a scarf and a cushion
    • Gives advice on adding decorative features, beads and tassels
    • Includes prickings and easy-to-follow photographs showing how to use them
    • Suitable for both beginners and more experienced lacemakers

  • Bibilla Knotted Lace Flowers

    With Bibilla Knotted Lace Flowers, today's crafters can enjoy a beautiful form of lace making that originated in antiquity.

    Elena Dickson has modified and modernized the traditional technique, resulting in a series of stunningly realistic-looking and contemporary projects. She includes patterns for several blossoms commonly found in Australian gardens, all with detailed step-by-step illustrated instructions that ensure success for any lace maker.

  • Bobbin Lace

    In this step-by-step approach, an expert shows how to create every variety of bobbin lace, from the simplest stitches to the most challenging patterns.

    Brigita Fuhrmann also traces the craft's history in Western and Eastern Europe and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. Suitable for needleworkers at all levels.

  • Bobbin Lace for the Dining Table

    This book contains patterns and full instructions for 12 bobbin lace borders in Torchon. The laces are mounted on linen fabric for doilies and table runners. The laces are divided into three groups with four borders in each group:

    • Mussel borders
    • Heart borders
    • Fan borders

    The laces can be used for many different things such as doilies, table runners, handkerchiefs and borders on christening gowns and wedding dresses. Everyone with knowledge of bobbin lace making can work these borders-have a go, and enjoy yourself.

  • Borris Lace Collection
    The tiny Irish village of Borris is famous for the marvellous lace, and a rare private collection containing some of the finest examples is the inspiration for this beautiful book. It's a catalogue of the collection, a guide to using the Borris style in 16 projects, and a rich tribute to the social, cultural and historical significance of lacework to the specific region and to Ireland at large.

    The Borris Lace Collection will serve as an inspiration to lace-makers and as a permanent record of unique patterns and techniques that otherwise might be lost forever.
  • Easy Tatting

    Clearly written, lavishly illustrated guide enables even novices to fill a treasure chest with lovely tatted designs.

    Step-by-step instructions for creating rings and picots to make a small flower, for chains to make a small rosette, as well as directions for snowflake ornaments, choker necklaces, a delicate holly mat and other lovely projects.

    With 67 black and white photos / pricking charts.

  • Elegant Tatting Patterns

    Experienced tatters seeking particularly delicate and beautiful projects will treasure this outstanding compilation of patterns.

    The 44 designs include the Ellipse, the Crowning Touch, and dainty edgings for pillowcases, tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, collars, cuffs and other items. Each pattern features clear instructions and a photograph of the finished project.

  • Gathering of Lace

    'A wealth of information, magnificent designs, and knitting pleasure . . .'

    A skill-rated selection of the best traditional and contemporary lace knitting: cardigans, pullovers, vests, tabard, tunics, child / doll pinafore, shawls, baby clothes, cushions, bridal purse, gloves, socks, bags – from simple for the beginner to challenging for expert knitters.

    • 34 lace knitters share their secrets and 42 favourite projects
    • Triangle blocks patchwork jacket, crazy patchwork sampler jumper; shawls of every shape in one, two, to a rainbow of colours
    • Cobweb fine to heavyweight yarns
    • Finished item / close-up detail colour photos; shape, size and how-to drawings, clear directions / charts

  • Introducing Traditional Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons
    A graded course for newcomers to Bedfordshire Lacemaking - especially the exquisite traditional floral lace ranging from a simple picot ground with a bud centre to detailed realism such as a blackberry branch with leaves, flower and dimensional berries. Familiarity with bobbin lacemaking basics is assumed, however it's easy to use the new and compact patterns, clear diagrams and directions, prickings and high quality b&w photos. A two-page colour layout shows ideas for using and mounting finished lace and the effectiveness of coloured threads.
  • Irish Crochet Technique & Projects

    This excellent turn-of-the-century introduction to Irish crochet is a well-planned guide to all levels of skill and experience.

    The work includes step-by-step, illustrated directions for dozens of classic motifs, borders and medallions, plus ways to combine them into bonnets, purses, gowns and other clothing and accessories. Includes 117 black-and-white illustrations.

  • Lace from the Australian Bush
    A collection of Torchon bobbin lace patterns using Australian Wildflowers as the inspiration for the designs. The flowers include the Waratah, the Wattle, Gum Leaves, Geraldton Wax, Boronia, Scaevola and Ziera.
  • Lavish Lace

    Does lace have to be knit on size 2 mm needles and take years to complete? No! Let this primer on knitted lace put any worries to rest.

    Go from a skein of fibre to a fantastic finished piece with this unique approach. Simple techniques, helpful hints and an extraordinary palette of colourways will inspire you to play with the possibilities of hand-painted yarns.

    • Create over a dozen scarves and shawls that guarantee no hassles with fitting or shaping – one size fits all
    • Have fun with an incredible variety of exotic textures, colours and fibres
    • Catch on to techniques quickly with a bounty of specialized tips for patterns from beginning to advanced

  • Learn Bruges Lace

    Now is your chance to replicate the beauty and elegance of vintage lace!

    The projects are portable and because each is made in pieces, it is easy to incorporate multiple colours. The greatest thing about modern Bruges lace is that you can get amazing results with very basic crochet stitches.

    This book includes eight beautiful designs for hats, scarves, a cowl and more, with step-by-step photo instructions.

  • Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking
    12 fully-illustrated lessons teach novice lacemakers the techniques required to create beautiful lace edgings, doilies, collars, belts, bookmarks, and more: how to make a simple braid, an edging, how to turn a corner, how to begin without directions, how to make laces on a flat pillow, etc.

    Other chapters explore a history of bobbin lace, materials and supplies, projects to make, how to wash bobbin lace, and how to create bobbin designs. Copious pricking charts, diagrams and b&w photos.
  • Lovely Knitted Lace

    Lace knitting gets a fresh update that finally makes the craft accessible to all! From a Triangle Tulip Shawl and Floral Tunic to a Starry Nights Bolero, these stunning projects showcase rich textures and beautiful detail.

    Working with four basic shapes, Brooke Nico creates 16 gorgeous wearables plus two "bonus" variants. You can use needles and yarn of any size to knit these garments, and each one features simple construction and elegant lines.

  • Mediterranean Knotted Lace

    One of the oldest forms of lace making (1st century), knotted lace is also known as Armenian lace, Bilila, Palestinian lace, Phoenician lace, Nazareth lace, Smyrna stitch, Oya.

    Well-known through her workshops and books,this book from Elena Dickson has all-new motifs and doily designs with all stitch directions, diagrams and photos.

  • More Fun with Split Ring Tatting

    Karen Bovard has created a totally new look and approach to tatting using Split Ring Tatting technique.

    The designs are modern and focus on several themes: Use of multiple colours in one piece, Celtic inspired designs and Lace-Tessellation inspired designs (free math lesson included). An introductory chapter is devoted to understanding how to read/use the Visual Patterns as well as tips for achieving Split Ring Tatting success.

    The book features full-colour photographs of finished pieces, working-path diagrams, additional design and color ideas, and over 45 visual (diagrammatic, colour-coded) patterns that give even the novice tatter explicit information to execute these unique designs.

  • Needle Lace Flowers

    A complete guide to creating exquisite floral motifs and borders, using just a needle and thread, and traditional Turkish Oya techniques.

    Features include:

    • Clear, step-by-step instructions for 16 needle lace flowers
    • Beautiful projects to make with each of the flower designs
    • Photographs, easy-to-follow charts and artwork illustrations

  • Netted Lace

    Once used primarily for fishing, netting now works beautifully as a base for filet lace. While many lacemakers use commercially available varieties, Margaret Morgan wanted unique sizes and colours, so she began to make her own.

    Here she explains the equipment she uses and the traditional techniques that she's gathered from old source material, and provides 40 patterns with instructions for creating different shapes and edgings. Use the lace for scarves, shawls, place mats, doilies and even miniature items for a doll's house.