This comprehensive work contains an exhaustive collection of stitches, which have been developed in the traditional art of bobbin lacemaking since the seventeenth century. Over 260 stitches and variations are described, ranging from the simplest to the most complex; all the nets, grounds and fillings are included, as well as the decorative features such as spiders, buds, shells, toiles and peas. All the information for each stitch - the photographs, prickings, diagrams and written instruction - can be viewed on a single page, making this book eminently practical for the working lacemaker and student. This valuable and highly authoritative volume will assist all lacemakers in widening their repertoire of stitches.
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Bridget M. Cook is a lacemaker and designer whose work is well known from exhibitions and demonstrations held throughout Britain. She has lectured and demonstrated around the world, and in 1983 was awarded a Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship to undertake further research. Geraldine Stott has been involved in making and demonstrating bobbin lace for many years, and has collaborated with a fashion designer in producing haute couture lace garments and accessories. She has sold her work in Harrods and Liberty in London, and has demonstrated in the presence of HM the Queen.
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