Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace Paperback – Dec 1987
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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.
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.