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This book was reviewed on the gumnuts website
This book begins with a brief outline of Bedfordshire lace, including the Cluny connection.
There is a short section outlining the basics. Then 20 lessons, starting with the basic 9 pin edge though to a gorgeous floral bookmark. Some lessons have lots of bobbins for small medallion style pieces, while lessons 7 to 10 can be joined to make a ring pillow.
Other projects include round and square boarders, insertions and 3 bookmarks. The diagrams are clear and easy to follow, although I have found a couple of questions within the prickings.
The colour plate in the middle of the book provides a sumptuous taste of the included projects. At a workshop with Barbara, I was able to use the text as a reference point to complete a different project, having not managed the course beforehand. Well worth the effort.
I'm the lace bee and these are my books
With currently over 300 books and about the same number of individual patterns, I have an enviable library. So here are some of my books.
All Advanced Alex Stillwell Australian Barbara Underwood Bedfordshire Beginner Bobbins Bridget Cook Brigitte Bellon Bruges Lace Bucks Point Building Butterfly Christine Springett Christmas Claire Burkhard Cluny Danish Design Downton Duchess Dutch Easter Eeva Liisa Eeva-Liisa Elwyn Kenn English Estonian Expert Finnish Flemish Flowers Free Lace French Geraldine Stott German Gilian Dye Gozo / Malta Guipure Historical History Honiton Idrija Instruction Intermediate Italian Jane Lewis Jewellery Louise West Malmesbury Mechels Milanese Lace Miniature Mixed Lace Multilingual Needle Lace Non Bobbin Lace Pam Nottingham Pat Perryman Pat Read Patterns Portuguese Pricking Reference Rosaline Russian Lace Sandi Woods Scarves Spanish Stitches Swedish Tape Lace Techniques Tonder Torchon Ulrike Voelcker Valenciennes Wedding Withof