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Technique of Bobbin Lace Paperback – November 3, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised edition (November 3, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486292053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486292052
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,229,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Highly reccomended for any beginning lacemaker, with or without a teacher.
Katelyn Schreyer
The patterns are well chosen for visual appeal, for challenge in the making, and for usefulness as magnificent gifts or personal treasures.
lstandart@viperlink.net
The updated selection of patterns is excellent, the instructions and illustrations cannot be beat.
Sarah MacDonald

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By lstandart@viperlink.net on January 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
For beginners in lacemaking, Pamela Nottingham starts with the basics. She lists and describes the essential tools of lacemaking and provides the reader with a series of patterns in a variety of lacemaking styles. With her usual meticulous attention to detail, patterns are well placed to copy for use, diagrams, instructions and explanations are clear, concise and placed where they are needed. The progression of patterns which build upon and reinforce previous lessons, ensures that the user will learn how to make lace, not just how to follow instructions for doing so. But Pam's book isn't just for beginners. The later patterns in Buckspoint and Beds laces offer challenges and new information to experienced lace makers as well. The patterns are well chosen for visual appeal, for challenge in the making, and for usefulness as magnificent gifts or personal treasures. Going beyond the mere how-to's one expects in a teaching manual, Nottingham explains the reasoning behind the instructions, demonstrates the logic governing the making of lace, and even provides a bit of history and lace lore to liven the expreience. This one is a winner. My only complaint is that there isn't even more to this feast. Ok, I admit it... I'm greedy.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sarah MacDonald on June 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the book that made it all clear to me. I knew that if I read what Pamela Nottingham said about a technique, the lightbulb would go on. Some lacemakers find her a little wordy, but the diagrams are extremely clear too. The updated selection of patterns is excellent, the instructions and illustrations cannot be beat. A definite keeper for any bobbin lacer.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Katelyn Schreyer on August 29, 2011
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This book covers the basics of bobbin lace, from the tools needed through the basic stitches. It then goes on to explore - and provide patterns for - Torchon, Bedfordshire, and Bucks Point styles.

It can be a bit dense, but the instructions are complete and understandable, and include things like thread reccomendations. Every pattern includes a picture of a finished piece for comparison, and often includes additional detail illustrations on how to work the tricky bits, like corners.

Highly reccomended for any beginning lacemaker, with or without a teacher.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the second book I would recommend for a person beginning to learn bobbin lace. The patterns advance quickly into a more complicated level. Definitely for the self starter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By justiniano_j on July 5, 2012
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This book gives a very well researched history of Bobbin lace and its very disparate and interesting twists and turns through the ages. I also gives the beginner and more experienced lacer quite a few patterns and detailed instructions on how to... I specially liked the way it shows how to do external loops. :-) I will most certainly bring this book to my next meeting with my knitting friends and let's see how many I can infest with the Lace Bug. Bwha ha ha!
Jean
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