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The Needlepoint Lace in this book refers to and lace made entirely with needleand thread as opposed to "bobbin or Pillow lace" worked with bobbins on a firm base.
Quoting from the dust jacket: " Nenia Lowry has made a special study of the technique and design of the many laces and is herself and experienced and accomplished teacher."
This is anther wonderful Batsford needlework book from the UK. The book begins with a glossary of terms used, "The characteristics of the different types of needlepoint lace are given with a breif and fascinating history of each."
Included are: Venetian Point, Spanish, French, Brussels, English, Coggeshall, Traditional Irish, Carrickmacross, Limerick, German, Danish, andHedebosyning.
Of course, I had to look up the ones I was unfamilar with. The chapters are History and Characteristics, Designing, Preparation, and Working Methods,.
There is a list of suppliers but I am sure it is very out of date.
I went into this book knowing nothing, I found the line drawn instructions and templates to be clear, unstandable. The black and white pitcures of the different typoes of lace and specificly the lace made with each technique to be fascinating.
This is a unique niche of needlepoint, this book explains it well.
The Technique of Needlepoint Lace is a hard cover book first published by Batsford in London in 1980. This is the 1985 re-print. It has 142 pages.
It is in Very Good condition.The dust jacket is somewhat worn but no tears or ragged edges. The pages inside are slightly yellowed by age, the spine is tight.