Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Review Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace, Gilian Dye & Adrienne Thunder

Part of what I want to accomplish this year is to add all my books from my private collection to and review them.  Tonight I found "Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace", by Gilian Dye & Adrienne Thunder.  It is a wonderful book and has great instructions, pictures and diagrams.  However it only teaches the Torchon style of bobbin lace.  The difference is Torchon works on a diagonal grid adding fibers when starting the piece.  This can be easily be seen in the bookmark lessons.  The projects are great, Spring purse, Summer scarf, Summer bag, Autumn cushion, Winter scarf.  The Winter scarf is beautiful and a good example of how bobbin lace can be done with any size thread and be beautiful.  Great starter book.

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