By Patricia Read
From the co-author of 2 prior Batsford lace titles comes a suite of fifty lovely lace styles that exhibit the fragile fantastic thing about this ever-popular lace. ordinarily, 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 booklet of styles includes either conventional and glossy examples, and the writer experiments with assorted ornamental kinds - for instance, Celtic lettering that's shiny with the colors of unique Celtic paintings, taken right into a new size with the addition of Milanese braids. beautiful miniatures in a eastern sort could be a problem even for the main skilled lacemaker: the smallest styles should not unavoidably the best! different styles comprise plant life, scrolls, leaves and butterflies, plus a few more odd designs: dragons, an image depicting the legend of Arion and the dolphin, and a magnificent piece that includes the mythical...
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Basketweave BOW → IN ORDER NOT TO SPOIL THE FLOW OF THE DOMINANT CENTRE LINE OF THE ARCHWAY BRAID, THE OTHER BRAIDS HAVE BEEN STARTED AND FINISHED BY SEWING IN INSTEAD OF WORKING THEM STRAIGHT ACROSS. Thread Madeira Tanne No. 80 Order of working 1. Start with scroll, using 16 pairs. After working the Archway braid, work in cloth stitch and turn the curve, using the dotted holes for decorative short rows. After working the Ovals braid, sew off. 2. Sew in pairs to re-start Ovals. Again, the curve is turned with decorative short rows.
Threads Gutterman Silk S303: Dark Green 869, Mid-green 107, Pale Green 924 and White 800 Order of working 1. Work the top braid, starting at the point 1, and sew off at 2. 2. 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.
Ammonite B. Meander-in-Braid – 2 C. Lattice – 1 D. Cloth Divisions – 1 E. Spot Spider CHINESE FLOWERS → ONE OF THESE FLOWERS MAKES A PLEASING SMALL MOTIF ON ITS OWN. THE PATTERN MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED BY REVERSING THE BOTTOM FLOWER AND JOINING IT WITH 10-STICK. Thread Madeira Tanne No. 80 Order of working Bottom flower 1. Main stem: start at the upper end and finish with a small 10-stick circle. 2, 3,4 and 5. Work the adjacent leaf and three small adjoining leaves. 6. Flower: start with the scroll and finish the braid by sewing off into top of main stem.