By Patricia Read

From the co-author of 2 prior Batsford lace titles comes a set of fifty wonderful lace styles that show off the fragile great thing about this ever-popular lace. often, 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 glossy designs. This new e-book of styles includes either conventional and smooth examples, and the writer experiments with diverse ornamental kinds - for instance, Celtic lettering that's brilliant 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 might be a problem even for the main skilled lacemaker: the smallest styles usually are not unavoidably the best! different styles contain plants, scrolls, leaves and butterflies, plus a few more odd designs: dragons, an image depicting the legend of Arion and the dolphin, and a dazzling piece that includes the mythical...

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Sew pairs in at 3 and work the braid continuously. Sew off at 4. The colour is graduated from Dark Green at the top to light (White) at the bottom and from Dark Green on the left to light on the right. Thus the shading is nearly diagonal. Shading is varied by individual threads (not pairs) and varying the colours of both passives and workers. The edge pairs are always Dark Green. 3. Filling: Purl bars (see page 119). The widest, using 6 pairs, are at the bottom, decreasing through 5 pairs to 4 pairs at the top.

On the return, take the pair or pairs in and re-set the pin. Work 2 repeats of Roundel – 2. Turn the curve by making blind pins, using the 4 pinholes marked. Gradually work in the Lattice – 1 pattern rows and make one sewing to connect to the point of the heart. Further on, make another sewing to connect to the scroll. Finish the Lattice gradually. Work to the point in cloth stitch, throwing out pairs as the braid narrows. Tie back the last 4 pairs (2 edge pairs, 1 passive pair and workers). 2.

15, 16, 17. Work in cloth stitch. Roll.  The wide space is filled with cloth stitch and half stitch. Because the thread is fine, a lot of pairs are needed. Support pins may be used where the cloth stitch changes to half-stitch. Braid A. Lotus – 1 HEARTSEASE – 1 → THIS PATTERN BEAUTIFULLY COMPLEMENTS THE SIMPLER VERSION, HEARTSEASE – 2 ON PAGE 24, BOTH PATTERNS ORIGINATE FROM THE SAME BASIC DESIGN. THIS PIECE WAS DESIGNED AND WORKED BY JANE READ. Thread Madeira Tanne No. 80 Order of working 1. Set up at the point.

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