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By Gilian Dye

To the uninitiated, a lace pillow arrange with dozens of bobbins seems very complex, but this handbook indicates the simplicity of the elemental strikes: merely 4 bobbins are in use at anyone time, and there are just moves—twist and move. concentrating on Torchon lacemaking techniques—Bruges and Chantilly lace are different famous traditions—these classes start with small lace bookmarks labored in various designs earlier than progressing to full-scale projects: a handbag, a bag, a cushion, and two scarves. All are offered with step by step directions, close-up photos, and a entire set of pricking styles. extra material covers innovations for adding beads and tassels and working with such unconventional fabrics as wire, cable, and thick wool yarn.

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