Sunday, March 10, 2013

Books, Books and Books

This morning I was reading "Needle-Made Laces and Net Embroideries" by Doris Campbell Preston.  It is a Dover book reprinted from the 1938 edition.  The book gives an over view and instructions on several types of lace work.  Wanting another source I went to  they have a large selection of needlework books.  There I saw "Jours Modernes A Fils Tires " a reproduction print of the first four books for $40.00.  Then I went to Amazon and they had an original copy of the 6th book for $49.30  So I went to Google to see if I could find the books elsewhere and saw one of the books offered for 25,00 euros.  So finally I went to
There all 6 books were available for free download and then I printed some.  All it cost me the ink and paper but I am really quite happy with the find.  When buying books it really pays to check several sites.  Especially older books.  If only I could find a book called "Romanian Point Lace" for a good price, it is over $400 on Amazon and $200 at Lacis!

I haven't yet worked on the hardanger piece yet today.  However I have been looking at the antique hardanger books and looking forward to my next piece with more advanced needle weaving.  Better start weaving again or the doily will not be finished in time.

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