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This book was reviewed on the gumnuts website
I did not buy this book when it first came out, as I understood it was just for beginners. But seeing it for sale at the craft fair, I couldn’t resist.
I can recommend it as an excellent book for raw beginners – it is full of clear, colour photographs of things like how to start a bookmark at a point, and how to finish off with a point. As well as the Bookworm and bookmarks in the photo above, it includes prickings and instructions for a small purse, two scarves, a small bag and a cushion. The book recommends experimenting with new threads of all sorts – the instructions for the purses and one of the scarves just as for thread “A variety of yarn”.
The book has nowhere near the information contained in Rosemary Shepherd’s “Introduction to Bobbin Lacemaking” – for example, it doesn’t even get into the subject of proper footsides,however, it is a wonderful introduction to bobbin lace, and a great starting point to get people started, and encourage them to go further. My two new ladies are very excited about it, and already have their own copies!
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I'm the lace bee and these are my books
With currently over 400 books and about the same number of individual patterns, I have an enviable library. So here are some of my books.