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Revised manual with colour diagrams and drawings, as well as good black and white photos of the 52 patterns, from the narrow lace to attractive mats.
Text German, English and French, 129 pages, 21 x 30 cm, hardcover. At the moment not available.
The first part is dedicated to the history of the Austrian Wiener Werkstätte and its designers and lace makers. The second part contains 16 redrawn patterns for 7 edgings and 9 pictures by Dagobert Peche, with technical drawings in colour and large photographs of the bobbin laces.
Text German, 30,5x23cm, 112 pages, hardcover.
Description of the editor:
The techniques of Bedfordshire lace provide the lace designer with a wide variety of possibilities. Very different kinds of motifs worked closely in cloth stitch can be placed in a light, open ground; pairs are added as needed and later laid out again as inconspicuously as possible. Pointed, round and curved forms may be designed relatively freely.
40 new designs for flower motifs in the Bedfordshire technique are presented in this book. The flowers and sprigs are decorated extravagantly with trifles such as raised and sometimes rolled tallies, or gimp threads which run within motifs. The motifs are surrounded by a great variety of filigree grounds.
Although inspired by the designs of Thomas Lester from the late 19th century, the motifs are intended for the present day: we no longer need lace by the yard but enjoy single motifs which catch the eye, especially when applied to clothing, but which also have many other uses.
Bedfordshire lace is not very easy to work. That pairs must constantly be added and taken out requires not only a good eye for appropriate placing but also a good grounding in the techniques which can be used. Therefore the patterns in this book are preceded by an extensive section in which all the special techniques are described and illustrated. It is recommended that beginners study this section thoroughly, but experienced lacemakers will also be glad of one or other of the tips.
This delicate lace is worked with very fine thread and a large number of bobbins is required even for the small motifs.
24x17cm, Hardcover, 88 pages, text Swedish and German.
Patterns for 11 fanciful angels in gay colours and one Christmas tree, colour illustrations.
Text in Danish, English and German, 56 pages, 21,5 x 15,5 cm, hardcover.
12 patterns for small animals : Rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog, boar.
Magazine 21x21cm, 40 pages, text English and Japanese
Marie Catherine Nobécourt
The historic introduction and the technical part are followed by 10 pretty projects for fine bobbin laces, from small bookmarks to a large collar, with technical diagrams, colour photos and separate prickings.
Text French, 27,5 x 21cm, 80 pages, paperback.
20 patterns for stylish jewellery, consisting of glass necklaces (illustrations on the next page) enhanced with unconventional bobbin lace, in addition some flowers and butterflies made of bobbin lace combined with beads and other items.
Text German, Danish, English, 21x22cm, 60 pages, hardcover
Austria Lace – Art Nouveau Bobbin Lace from ViennaGerman and English text
A lacebook that reaches new dimensions - not alone regarding its size. Austria lace is a kind of tape lace from the early 1900’s (partly with a clear reminiscence to Guipure lace), which as a forerunner of the still familiar Schneeberg lace sank into oblivion after the 1920’s. Now this kind of lace has been rediscovered for us by Leopoldine Winkler who has reconstructed 25 typical patterns and constructed new corners for many of them. The book contains a history of Austria lace, a detailed technical section, and the patterns with prickings, clear large-sized color-code diagrams and instructions. Austria lace of the tape lace type is more or less easy to work, usually with 6 or 9 pairs. Sometimes only 3 pairs are required to make an impressive broad edging. Austria lace of the guipure type would rather be a task for the expert lacemaker usually requiring 20 to 30 pairs or more. (There are two patterns included for 48 and about 150 pairs!) For all patterns linen 90/2 has been used.
152 pages, 34×24 cm, hardback.
A collection of 102 freehand lace patterns, all illustrated in color and with working diagrams for you to follow. The patterns are worked without lace prickings. They come from the Karelian isthmus and the islands Tytärsaari, Lavansaari and Seiskari in the Gulf of Finland.The collection includes many kinds of freehand lace, some are worked in one color, some in several. The Karelian lace is between 0.6 and 7 cm in width, the lace from the islands between 4 and 6 cm. Most of the patterns are worked with between 10 and 20 pairs, the wider ones need more (up to 33 pairs). Originally the lace was used to trim the aprons and blouses worn with traditional folk costume but nowadays, of course, it may be used for other purposes as well. – An extensive collection of patterns for all those who like to make freehand lace or lace insertions and edgings of any kind. Includes an introduction to the history of the lace and details of methods used.
30x21cm, hardcover, 104 pages, Text Finnish, German, Swedish, English.
19 attractive patterns for large collars and multicoloured ornaments.
Text German, English and Danish, 60 pages and large patterns, 30x21cm, hardcover.