Lace Making & Tatting
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!
Look inside the book.$12.99
24 snowflakes, one for each day in December until Christmas. The snowflake for the 24th is decorated with glass beads to create the real Christmas spirit.
The tatted snowflakes are straightforward to make: a detailed, illustrated primer teaches everything you need to know to create them; then each snowflake has a sharp black and white photo, clear diagram & concise directions. Great postal gift!$14.99
Tatting is an accessible and thriving craft that is perfect for creating beautiful necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Esteemed tatter Lyn Morton showcases her stunning designs in The Art of Tatting Jewelry.
Containing a diverse range of exquisite jewellery projects to create and inspire, each beautiful piece is carefully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow tatting diagrams.$29.99
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
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.$29.99
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.$41.99$39.99
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.$29.99
'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
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
Mastering Tatting shows how a simple piece of tatting can be developed into something striking and complex. The book features:
- Easy-to-follow diagrams and descriptions to enable beginners to tat with confidence
- 15 stunning designs progressing from easy to more complex
- Variations to experiment and explore further
- Tips on perfecting techniques
Look inside to view pages from the book.$26.99
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.$39.99
A complete guide to creating exquisite floral motifs and borders, using just a needle and thread, and traditional Turkish Oya techniques.
- 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
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.$29.99
New Tatting is a fantastic book for getting started in the craft and to discover tatting's traditional beauty with a more modern inflection.
You will explore modern colour and a fresh approach to tatting with incredible step by-step photos and beautiful projects. This book appeals to people who have never tatted before as well as tatters looking for something new and inspirational.
Anyone interested in making lace will find that New Tatting offers everything needed to get started.$42.99$39.99
In 1587 Federico Vinciolo published a collection of his best designs and patterns which remains one of the basic books in the history of lace. This facsimile edition has 98 plates of fine patterns for needlepoint, darned netting, point coupe, counted threadwork, and other techniques.
Including classical gods and goddesses, mythological creatures, animals, birds, hearts, flowers and geometric forms. Most of this material is nowhere else available. Vinciolo's designs will also interest graphic artists who want delicate yet forceful textile images.$19.99
12 delicate & diverse cross-shapes for bookmarks, but they would also be great for cards & jewellery. 1- 2 shuttle motifs: * Looped heart-shaped scrollwork * Basic crossed rectangles in simple picot *Highly ornate shapes with centre designs * 6 flowers (3 rows of petals), each bloom worked separately. Illustrated primer covers the basics. B&w photo, clear diagram & directions for all crosses.$13.99
20 delicate butterflies use many different tatting techniques. They range from small & novice-level (starting at 4.5 x 7cm) to an exquisitely intricate (24 x 28cm) design needing some experience. Use them to decorate clothes, boxes, handkerchiefs, pillows, doilies, cards, let them settle on branches, a curtain. Each has a b&w photo, actual-size pricking diagram, directions. No Primer.
For those who love handwork there is nothing more satisfying than making a beautiful doily, and these small doilies need only a little time. A finished doily can be sewn on to a silk or velvet cushion, framed and hung on the wall, or used as an insertion in a pillow slip, curtain or tablecloth. It can be worked in very thin yarn and placed on a fabric covered box, or joined with others to make a tablecloth. The possibilities are endless!$13.99
24 exquisite tatted Easter eggs: some are simple, some are in 2 colours, others have different flowers or a butterfly inside, one has a bow on top, some are exquisitely intricate & would be ideal for pendants, others for frames for tiny photos, if worked in metallic thread. Primer clearly teaches all you need to know to get started. Each egg has full size pricking diagram, b&w photo & directions.$13.99
12 exquisite tatted edgings for straight- and scalloped-edged handkerchiefs, from a simple single row design to wide 4-row motifs, and even a corner inset of 4 flowers. Tatters will need some experience because no basic instruction for beginners has been provided. Each project has a full-page black and white photo, actual-size pricking diagram and clear directions. Captioned diagrams: hem/blanket stitches.$13.99