Bedfordshire Lace

Bedfordshire Lace

Bedfordshire Lace
Jean Leader
Published by The Crowood Press (2021)
UK Price: £18.99
ISBN 978 1 78500 818 4
Preview and Purchase on The Crowood Press website.

About the book

Bedfordshire lace became popular in the fashions of the second half of the nineteenth century because of the beauty of its bold designs, often with floral motifs, and it continues to fascinate and captivate lacemakers today. This practical book is for the novice and experienced lacemaker wishing to learn these techniques. Information is given about the equipment needed for bobbin lacemaking, how to make a pricking (the pattern on which the lace is made), and how to wind thread on the bobbins. Instructions explain how to work cloth stitch and half stitch, plaits, windmill crossings, picots and leaf-shaped tallies, and how to finish a piece of lace. There is a series of twenty-six patterns, some traditional and others designed more recently. These are supported by instructions, photographs and diagrams. The patterns include small motifs, edgings — some with corners for handkerchiefs — butterflies and, finally, three attractive collars.

Spanish edition

Encaje de Bolillos Bedfordshire
Jean Leader
Published by DRAC
ISBN 978 84 9874 699 04

El encaje Bedfordshire alcanzó gran popularidad en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX por la belleza de sus motivos muy marcados y calados, que solían representar diseños de flores elaborados, y todavía hoy sigue fascinando y cautivando.