Lace Making & Tatting

  • 12 Tatted Fairy Tales
    Everything a tatter of some experience needs to create 12 exquisitely designed, tatted motifs illustrating a dozen of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairytales. Both actual-size annotated pattern & tatted motif (colour photo) with directions. Full-page photo of framed motif opposite its story (Ugly Duckling, Thumberlina, Princess & the Pea). Photo steps of basic techniques, supplies list, etc.
  • 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.
  • Dictionary of Lace

    This immensely useful volume is valuable for lace-makers and a handy reference for cultural historians and needlecraft and fashion writers.

    The book contains over 400 lace-related terms such as Florentine knots, lappets, a pillow horse, winkie pin, spangles, reticella, honiton, guipure and Tuscan filet and discusses the origin, nomenclature, date and sequences of development of the more controversial forms. The terms are enhanced with over 250 illustrations depicting various lace patterns, including a magnificent lace collar worn by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Queen Victoria's wedding veil, the bridal tulle worn by Diana, Princess of Wales and much more.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.