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Old Italian Lace - Vol. I.

by Elisa Ricci

OLD ITALIAN LACE. Volume I. Originally published in 1913. How can we discover the first origin of an art so modest as to be content to remain almost exclusively feminine and anonymous, flourishing in the silence...

Old Italian Lace - Vol. II.

by Elisa Ricci

OLD ITALIAN LACE. Volume II. Originally published in 1913. INTRODUCTION: THE two laces of Italy are like two sisters, needle-made lace being the elder and bobbin-made the younger or, to use another figure of...

Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves

by Louisa Harding

Whether you are looking for a simple scarf, chic evening wrap, or classic shawl, this book by Louisa Harding, one of the world's most influential designers, will inspire you to create beautiful hand-knitted...

Knitting Beatiful Clothes: Accessories, Needles & How to Prepare, Design, Crochet, Knit Stitches, & Patterns

by Beautrice Colefield

Do you enjoy knitting or would like to learn how?

Learn how to create beautiful patterns in no time at all! Whether you are on the road, at home, or anywhere else you can knit in your spare time, anywhere you...

The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work

by Florence Hartley

Discover the techniques behind museum-quality pieces and treasured heirlooms with this guide to antique needlework and handcrafts. Originally published in 1859, The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental...

Torchon Lacemaking

by Jan Tregidgo

Torchon lacemaking is a textile art steeped in tradition and the skills required are often perceived to be beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. In this practical book, Jan Tregidgo describes those skills through...

50 New Milanese Lace Patterns

by Patricia Read

From the co-author of two previous Batsford lace titles comes a collection of 50 stunning lace patterns that showcase the delicate beauty of this ever-popular lace. Traditionally, the ornate braids that make...

Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace

by Bridget M. Cook

The comprehensive guide provides the lacemaker with step-by-step instructions and illustrations on the techniques which make up this type of lacemaking. Divided into ten easy-to-follow sections, alternative...

New Braids and Designs in Milanese Lace

by Patricia Read & Lucy Kincaid

Milanese has a greater variety of decorative stitches within the braid than any other lace. It is this variety, added to the baroque style of its designs, that makes Milanese the most beautiful of Italian laces....