Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace Paperback – Dec 1987
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Bridget M Cook is an internationally renowned lacemaker, designer, teacher and author. Her teaching tours have taken her to America, Australia and Europe. She is the author of several Batsford lacemaking books, including Russian Lace Patterns.
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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.