Birds and Animals in Honiton Lace
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 28 × 22.5cm, 127pp.
Honiton lace remains one of the most challenging of bobbin lace techniques, with motifs surrounded by a needle made filling. Of all subjects, birds and animals, like flowers, remain enduringly popular, offering both simple and complex patterns for lacemaking at all levels of ability. After a short technical introduction, the book offers some 40 original designs. Every pattern is illustrated with diagrams of the working order, the numbering of each bobbin pairs and a pricking. Each pattern is accompanied by a short explanatory commentary, including practical hints and points of background interest.
This copy is in very good condition with a little light wear to the wrapper.