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This book is reviewed on lace gumnuts:
Christine starts with a couple of pages of FAQ’s, then goes on with directions illustrated by photos for using magic threads with Torchon edging starts in trails and in fans, Torchon finishes, and then several pages on using magic threads in Bedfordshire Lace.
She also covers the use of a darning magic thread, which is where you attach the magic thread loop to your bobbin, to enable you to darn away ends.
Torchon and Beds are the only laces she specifically mentions, but the techniques could certainly be used for other types of laces – in fact, anywhere where you need to tie in threads. I’ve used the techniques in the book very successfully in coloured tape lace, where I wanted small areas in a contrasting colour.
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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