By Patricia Read
From the co-author of 2 prior Batsford lace titles comes a suite of fifty gorgeous lace styles that show off the fragile fantastic thing about this ever-popular lace. normally, the ornate braids that make up Milanese lace have been utilized in lengthy, convoluted floral styles, yet also they are simply tailored to be used in additional sleek designs. This new e-book of styles comprises either conventional and smooth examples, and the writer experiments with varied ornamental kinds - for instance, Celtic lettering that's vivid with the colors of unique Celtic paintings, taken right into a new measurement with the addition of Milanese braids. beautiful miniatures in a jap type should be a problem even for the main skilled lacemaker: the smallest styles aren't inevitably the best! different styles contain vegetation, scrolls, leaves and butterflies, plus a few more odd designs: dragons, an image depicting the legend of Arion and the dolphin, and a excellent piece that includes the mythical...
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2. Make a rib, using 6 pairs. Roll. Sew off the pairs from No. 1 and roll. 3. Work in cloth stitch. Roll. 4. Lattice – 1. Roll. 5. Work in cloth stitch. Roll. 6. Lattice – 1. Roll. 7 and 8. Work in cloth stitch. Roll. Braids A. Ammonite B. Lattice – 1 SHELL: SPOTTED TUN → AS ON PAGE 18, THIS PIECE WAS DESIGNED AND WORKED BY ROZ SNOWDEN AND ALSO MANAGES TO CAPTURE THE SHAPE AND TEXTURE OF THE SHELL, THIS TIME A SPOTTED TUN. Thread 160/2 Egyptian Gassed Cotton Order of working 1. Work a rib to the end of the first braid, cloth stitch back and roll the other side.
Lattice – 3 D. Lattice – 1 TWIN PEACOCKS IN WHITE → HERE THE PEACOCKS’ TOP WINGS HAVE BEEN WORKED WITH A PLAIN CLOTH STITCH BRAID AND THE CENTRE FILLED. ON PAGE 62 THE WINGS ARE DIFFERENT, ALTHOUGH THE PATTERNS ARE INTERCHANGEABLE. Thread Madeira Tanne No. 80 Order of working 1. Urn and branches in two separate halves: set up on the scroll at the base of the urn. Work a continuous braid, turning all curves with the scroll method. Finish by sewing a few pairs from the pointed leaf into the side of the urn.
Many ‘sewings’ are taken in decorated braid patterns, therefore neatly wired, small spangles are necessary to avoid catching and possibly breaking the thread. Other types of bobbin may be used, but spangled bobbins have the advantage of extra weight, which prevents the thread from coming untwisted. Thread A variety of threads have been used in the making of the pieces in this book. Cotton threads, such as Madeira Tanne 80, have been most commonly used, but some designs have been worked in silk.