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Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace [Paperback]

Bridget M. Cook
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December 1987
This guide presents explanations of the many and complex techniques involved in the craft of lacemaking. It is divided into easy-to-consult sections, where alternative methods of construction are closely examined step-by-step.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book Aug. 9 2013
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This book is not just for beginners. It would be considered the Bible of techniques for bobbin lace enthusiasts young and old. This book explains from the simplest to the most difficult
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for all bobbin lacers Nov. 10 1999
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Format:Paperback
This is my personal lacemaking bible. Especially helpful for those who have little or no access to other lacemakers, it is chock-full of diagrams showing virtually every technique imaginable. There are no patterns in this book; it is purely technique. Still, without it I would have lost my mind on several occasions. If you are learning bobbin lace, this book is one of the best buys you could possibly make.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A definite must for bobbin lace makers Oct. 25 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Bridget Cook's Practical Skills (the Cook Book among fans) is a definite must for lacemakers. This is not a pattern book, nor a beginner book. It is the ultimate companion for bobbin lace makers, providing answers to almost every technical problem that arises when making bobbin lace. More often than not Cook provides several solutions to a problem, so you can choose the solution that suits your lace best. This book has saved my lace (and my sanity) several times and I heartily recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for all bobbin lacers Nov. 10 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is my personal lacemaking bible. Especially helpful for those who have little or no access to other lacemakers, it is chock-full of diagrams showing virtually every technique imaginable. There are no patterns in this book; it is purely technique. Still, without it I would have lost my mind on several occasions. If you are learning bobbin lace, this book is one of the best buys you could possibly make.
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite must for bobbin lace makers Oct. 25 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Bridget Cook's Practical Skills (the Cook Book among fans) is a definite must for lacemakers. This is not a pattern book, nor a beginner book. It is the ultimate companion for bobbin lace makers, providing answers to almost every technical problem that arises when making bobbin lace. More often than not Cook provides several solutions to a problem, so you can choose the solution that suits your lace best. This book has saved my lace (and my sanity) several times and I heartily recommend it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace Nov. 29 2010
By Ruf - Published on Amazon.com
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What a fabulous book. I have been searching for this book for almost two years, since it is out of print. It is the absolute bible of bobbin lacemaking. I have already made extensive use of it. It seems to cover every possible question or problem you might encounter. The explanations and illustrations are fantastic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for first-time lace makers Nov. 7 2011
By Allegra - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
While this is a very good book, it can be intimidating to the beginning lace maker.

I received this book and several other books when I decided to teach myself bobbin lace. The sheer overwhelming amount of diagrams, information, and instructions was too much. I put this book aside and used the other, simpler, books to get started on the basics and to make my first projects. I now use Practical Skills as a reference manual for looking up specific stitches or alternate methods, but it should not be the first book a lace maker gets. It contains skill sets but not patterns, so be sure to learn the basics before looking for this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent May 29 2012
By Anna Defelice - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful book. For all those situations you're not sure how to dig yourself out that is not in any other book. beautifully diagrammed in detail. Best technical book I ever bought for Bobbin lace. Most books show the stitches but not all the little situations you come across.

For example, how to finish a piece where the end joins the beginning easily, how to recover from a thread breaking, how to start/replace an old thread with a new thread, and so many other situations. Wish I'd had it when I was learning bobbin lace, would have saved myself so many hours.

I think this should be a companion book to every how to bobbin lace course, book, etc. Very highly recommended.
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