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Victorian Lace Today (2006)

by Jane Sowerby

Other authors: Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer)

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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.… (more)
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Xrx really knows how to sell knitting through pictures. It is sumptuous.

What it is like in practice, however, I can't say. Not good enough to think about knitting lace.... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
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 | Feb 19, 2019 |
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 |
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 |
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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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Rowley, ElaineEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Xenakis, AlexisPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.

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