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Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby
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Victorian Lace Today (2006)

by Jane Sowerby

Other authors: Alexis Xenakis (Photographer)

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    oregonobsessionz: Knitters interested in developing their skills, or designing traditional style lace items, will find an outstanding reference in Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting: A Shetland Lace Knitter's Pattern and Workbook.
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I'm not really in the market for a lace knitting project right now, but when I am I'll borrow this again. Lovely patterns. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Nov 8, 2017 |
Part project book and part history lesson, this unmatched collection of lace patterns offers techniques for embellishment and edging to shawls and scarves. The 40 projects are deciphered, rewritten, charted, and adapted for modern tools and fibers, and are presented with full-color photos and illustrations of both the works-in-progress and the finished items. Comprehensive information on the tools and techniques of lace knitting helps beginning knitters, and challenging patterns keep experienced and ambitious knitters engaged. Delicate and decorative, the historical lace patterns in this book are adventurous and dynamic. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 16, 2016 |
This beautiful book made me want to knit everything in it. Very well laid out and great photography ( )
  westendgirl | Mar 5, 2014 |
A somewhat more technical book. Goes into the history of lace knitting in Victorian England. Some very wonderful lace patterns to inspire any lace knitter. ( )
1 vote LindyBeir | Jul 6, 2009 |
Fabulous, beautiful, I bought it but knitting from it may be a challenge! ( )
1 vote librarianj | Jan 30, 2009 |
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See Victorian lace as the Victorians never saw it. Watch lace progress from the first most basic edgings to the sophistication of “real” lace. Discover 12 new reasons to knit a scarf. Other patterns include shawls, capes and fichus, with comprehensive information on the tools and techniques of lace knitting. Delicate and decorative, historical patterns are within reach of today’s knitters in this book of adventurous ideas with a vintage touch.

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Victorian Lace Today transforms sketchy instructions from the world’s first knitting books into exciting, modern-day accessories. Forty patterns and comprehensive information on the tools and techniques of lace knitting guide the beginner, challenge the experienced, and inspire the ambitious.

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Within this compendium, the very first knitting books have been translated from sketchy, often-inaccurate instructions into richly-colored, exciting patterns for modern-day accessories. This blend of history, mystery, and hands-on technique debunks myths about Victorian life as it inspires beginners and ambitious knitters alike. Included are instructions for Victorian lace as the Victorians never saw it - in glorious detail, up-close and on location in and around Cambridge, England. The lace patterns progress from the first, most basic, edgings to the sophistication of "real" lace. Forty patterns are included - scarves and shawls, capes, and fichus - with comprehensive information on the tools and techniques of lace knitting for beginners and enough challenges to keep experienced or ambitious knitters engaged. Delicate and decorative, historical lace patterns are within the reach of today's knitters in this book of adventurous ideas with a vintage touch.… (more)

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