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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217428
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

Lace Reimagined

£12.99

30 inspiring projects for making and using lace creatively by Elizabeth Healey

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Book Description

This original and exciting guide to lace is a visual feast of inspiring step-by-step projects and galleries; it includes in-depth features relating to the history of lace; it will encourage you to experiment, inspire you with handy tips, and provide sources for further inspiration.

Typically associated with frilly hankies and flouncy collars that are time-consuming to make and invariably white, the 30 projects in this book span the colour spectrum and range from those that can be made in an afternoon to those that are more involved.

This original and exciting guide to lace is a visual feast of inspiring step-by-step projects and galleries; it includes in-depth features and fascinating asides relating to the history of lace; it will encourage you to experiment, inspire you with handy tips, and provide sources for further inspiration. Projects include using needle lace, needle weaving and drawn-thread work on fabric, paper, and in conjunction with found items. Some projects feature techniques such as using self-hardening clay and papier mache; some feature ready-made lace, either entirely, or as something that can be added to. 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Getting started

Tools and materials

Basic needlelace stitches

Basic needle tatting

1. Needlelace mermaid motif

2. Seashell on water-soluble canvas

3. Needlelace buttons

4. Homemade tools

5. Tatted button

6. Shirtwaist button

7. Something old, something new patchwork lace scarf

Feature: Royal Wedding Dresses

8. Visible mending

9. Moths to the flame lampshade

10. Hanging plant holder

11. Concrete with lace impressions

12. Bowls and planters

Feature: The Architecture of Lace

13. Papier mache bowls

14. Wall hanging

15. Needlelace on paper

16. Needlelace on maps 

17. Gold leaf mobile

18. Wire figures

19. Tatted bowl

Feature: Nottingham Lace

20. Shells and stones

21. Lace doll

Feature: Queen of Lace

22. Shadow puppet

23. Shadow puppet variation

24. Big cloud, little cloud tape lace wall hanging

25. Net darning

Feature: Naughty but Nice

26. Mask

27. Party wings

28. Decorated headband

29. Peg doll fairy

30. Lace globes

Templates

Index

About the Author

About Elizabeth Healey

Elizabeth Healey originally trained as a graphic designer at the London College of Printing, after which she worked in various design groups before defecting to the world of illustrated books. For as long as she can remember she has made things usually with yarn or cloth, but sometimes with paper and clay. She is particularly interested in utility stitching and tries to use recycled textiles wherever possible, in a way that looks fresh, modern and urban rather than old and fusty. Elizabeth has contributed articles to the following magazines:
Knitting, Making, Crafty, Felt Matters and Pretty Patches. Her first book, Stitch, Fabric & Thread was published in 2016.
You can see examples of her work on her blog: 
www.elizabethsquarters.blogspot.co.uk

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