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Lace from the Attic: A Victorian Notebook of Knitted Lace Patterns

by Nancie Wiseman

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Combining the story of one Victorian's knitting life with an astonishing collection of patterns, this book recalls the time when lace embellished everything from clothing to tea cozies. Taken from Blanche Beau's original book of swatches, the collection presents samples and written patterns updated with conventional abbreviations and terminology. It also offers ways to incorporate the patterns into projects.… (more)
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Uninspiring. True, I'm no knitter, but I am conversant with a number of other textile crafts, and this book did nothing to interest me in taking up knitting. The idea of historical patterns was interesting enough, but the projects illustrated could have come out of the average Walmart flyer - with better illustrations. Knitted Lace of Estonia, by Nancy Bush, handled similar subject matter much more deftly.
  KC_in_KS | Aug 3, 2011 |
There are 4 books in this series - all very beautiful. ( )
  MarlaF | Sep 29, 2007 |
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Combining the story of one Victorian's knitting life with an astonishing collection of patterns, this book recalls the time when lace embellished everything from clothing to tea cozies. Taken from Blanche Beau's original book of swatches, the collection presents samples and written patterns updated with conventional abbreviations and terminology. It also offers ways to incorporate the patterns into projects.

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