A Visual Introduction to Bucks Point Lace
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 25.5 × 19cm, 90pp
This is an introduction to Bucks Point lace, designed both as an instruction book for the beginner and as a reference tool for the more experienced lacemaker. The book contains 40 patterns, arranged in order of difficulty, each presenting a few new techniques and, for those who may not be familiar with the diagrammatic approach, there are simple written instructions explaining each new step. The most common techniques are set out in box form for easy reference and throughout, there are practical hints gathered over the author's many years of experience as a lacemaker and teacher. Each pattern has an actual size pricking and a photograph of the finished lace. The early practice strips are worked to a large scale to help familiarize the new lacemaker with thin threads and pins; these are interspersed with actual lace articles, which will be decorative and useful as well as serving as samplers.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little rippling to the first few pages.