Creative Design in Bobbin Lace by Ann Collier

Creative Design in Bobbin Lace by Ann Collier lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

B. T. Batsford, 1982, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [104]; Colour Photographs [7]; Black & White Drawings [109];

From the cover: Using traditional bobbin lace techniques and patterns as a basis, Ann Collier explores the exciting new directions in which she and others have been taking the craft of lace making.

For the benefit of those who have not worked bobbin lace before, she begins with the equipment one is going to need, the elementary bobbin lace stitches and then the fillings meshes, plaited grounds and so on. Having set out the fundamentals she moves on to the making of representational motifs. It is possible to work any shape in lace, and instructions are given for making leaves, flowers, butterflies and moths, birds, trees, buildings, figures and animals.

Besides the representation of forms there are the considerations that are particularly important to producing lace as an art form. Coloured threads are necessary for more realistic effects, as is texture for example, the use of a coarse thread for the trunk of a tree and a finer one for the branches. The next and most innovative stage is the creation of three-dimensional lace, producing a very interesting form of woven sculpture. The final part of the book is devoted to designing, and includes a highly-illustrated survey of international design interpretations.

This book will have a very broad appeal, not only to those who have always wanted to take up lace making but have not been attracted by the traditional forms, but also to those who have acquired expertise and want to expand it with a more modern approach to lace making.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the margins of the upper panel. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Lace category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!

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