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!

  • 24 Hearts in Bobbin Lace
    If you're an enthusiast wanting to learn new techniques, each of these 24 exquisite, double lace hearts, with their array of lace handles, will teach you a new technique or ground & take a relatively short time to finish. Includes some woven braid hearts. Each half is worked in 1 piece & getting it right's a challenge. Hearts use the fewest pairs possible, leaving fewer ends for a neater finish.
  • 24 Snowflakes in Tatting

    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!

  • 62 Small Hearts in Bobbin Lace
    62 small bobbin lace hearts, in 2 colours &/or gilded, with 7 lace handles is Bjorn's response to the lacemakers enthused by '24 Hearts in Bobbin Lace' who now wanted smaller hearts to decorate cards or to hang on a branch. First your shown everything you need to learn to get started, followed by 3 groups of hearts (single, folded/braided baskets) that offer lots of new methods to try.
  • Angels in Russian Tape Lace
    16 exquisite angels to make in Russian Tape lace (similar to Torchon lace) with pricking, diagram, colour photo, directions, materials list. Detailed instruction in illustrated steps is given for making the lace, the angels' outline (or framework) & for the angels' dress patterns. Dress patterns range from simple diamonds & loops to dragonfly- & daisy-like designs, but the angels' outlines don't vary.
  • Art of Tatting Jewelry

    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.

  • 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 Flowers

    Doris Olsen has collected together 20 beautiful flowers, some life-like (orchids, pinks, tulips, iris) and some fantasy. The flowers are formed from many small and simple parts of coloured lace, which are assembled to create the most wonderful blooms.

    The book is full of photographs and step-by-step instructions. The bobbin lace is easy to make with clear working diagrams and full size prickings and the last chapter has assembly details.

    This lovely book would suit both beginners and the more experienced needlecrafters.

  • 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.
  • Knitted Lace in White

    This is heirloom knitting at its best! Old handwritten patterns for knitted lace have been reconstructed for 29 exquisite projects for table cloths and mats. Features include:

    • The easiest directions possible and colour photos

    • A key to knitting symbols has been printed on inside fold of cover so it can be used both as reference and bookmark

    • Illustrated directions on how to start, finish, wash, stretch and read a pattern

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tatted Butterflies
    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.
  • Tatted Doilies
    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!
  • Tatted Easter Eggs
    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.