Instruction Books

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An Introduction to Torchon Lace by Alison Tolson

This book introduces bobbin lace, describing the equipment needed and the basic stitches. It then leads into the techniques of Torchon lace through a series of graded patterns. All the techniques required for the elementary torchon assessment are covered.

Revised with additional patterns in 2016.

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An Introduction to Milanese Lace by Pat Read

This book introduces the techniques used in Milanese lace in a series of patterns designed by the author.

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An Introduction to Bedfordshire Lace by Jean Leader

This book introduces the techniques used in Bedfordshire lace in a series of patterns, some traditional, others designed recently. 

All the techniques required for both elementary and intermediate assessments are covered.

Reprinted with minor revisions and additional patterns in 2016.

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An Introduction to Bucks Point Lace by Jean Leader

This book introduces the techniques used in Bucks Point lace in a series of patterns, some traditional, others designed recently.

All the techniques required for both elementary and intermediate assessments are covered.

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An Introduction to Bruges Lace by Jean Hardy

This book introduces the techniques used in Bruges lace beginning with simple flowers and leaves and finishing with a basket of flowers.

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Honiton: Basic technical instruction book by Joyce Dorsett

This book introduces the basic techniques used in Honiton Lace in a series of attractive patterns.

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An Introduction to Charted Bobbin Lace by Deborah Robinson

This book introduces the techniques used in charted bobbin lace including adding colour, texture and beads.

 

Needlelace - Basic Technical Instruction Book

Reprinted on behalf of the Guild of Needlelaces, with a beautiful new cover.

 

Needlelace - Intermediate Technical Instruction Book

Reprinted on behalf of the Guild of Needlelaces, with a beautiful new cover.