By Patricia Read
From the co-author of 2 earlier Batsford lace titles comes a suite of fifty wonderful lace styles that exhibit the fragile fantastic thing about this ever-popular lace. normally, 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 glossy designs. This new publication of styles includes either conventional and smooth examples, and the writer experiments with assorted ornamental types - for instance, Celtic lettering that's shiny with the colors of unique Celtic artwork, taken right into a new size with the addition of Milanese braids. beautiful miniatures in a eastern variety could be a problem even for the main skilled lacemaker: the smallest styles aren't inevitably the best! different styles contain plants, scrolls, leaves and butterflies, plus a few more odd designs: dragons, an image depicting the legend of Arion and the dolphin, and a fabulous piece that includes the mythical...
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Cloth Divisions – 1 PEACOCK ON RIGHT H. Cloth divisions – 3 I. Ribbon PEACOCK ON LEFT J. Lattice – 1 K. Lotus – 2 TWIN PEACOCKS IN COLOUR → HERE THE TOP WINGS OF THE PEACOCKS HAVE BEEN ALTERED TO GIVE A WIDER BRAID, ALLOWING THE COLOURED THREADS TO WEAVE THEIR PATTERN, AND HAVE THE LATTICE – 3 BRAID WORKED ACROSS THE WIDTH. Threads Pipers Silks 210/2 Spun: Soft Beige, Sky, Saffron Gold, Dark Leaf, Kingfisher and King Cup Pipers Floss: Dark Lettuce, Emerald, Lime; Royal, Deep Aqua, Peacock, Honeybird and Kelly Green Order of working Urn 1.
Finish the first braid and sew off. If rolling, save 2 pairs on the inside to roll the inner edge of the circle and first half of leaf. 4. Acorn cups: note angle of working. At the bottom of the cup, keep 6 pairs, taking 3 pairs to roll in each direction so they join up to work the 10-stick stem. Sew off into the braid circle. 5. Acorns: note angle of working. Work in half-stitch, keeping a pair in cloth stitch inside the edge stitch. Sew off into the top of the cup. Roll with 2 pairs. Braid A.
Lattice – 3 Note that the veins are worked by twisting the workers once on either side of the centre pair, which is also twisted once. DAISY JABOT → A CONTEMPORARY TWIST ON A TRADITIONAL PATTERN DESIGNED BY FAY READ, IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO MAKE A SMALLER VERSION OF THIS JABOT BY OMITTING THE OUTER BRAID AND FILLING ON EITHER SIDE. Thread Madeira Tanne No. 80 Order of working 1. Short cloth stitch braid at the top, beginning and ending with false footing. 11 pairs. 2. Centre braid: sew 12 pairs into the short braid and lay in 2 more pairs.