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Pattern Design for Torchon Lace - Jane Atkinson

B. T. Batsford, 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [67]; Colour Photographs [7]; Black & White Drawings [117];

From the cover: “Many lacemakers are keen to design for themselves, but uncertain how to get started. This book will encourage those who already have some lacemaking experience to create new Torchon patterns, providing a wealth of ideas to develop this traditional technique.

Simple exercises and examples are expanded through the use of unusual grids and colour combinations, using both the familiar and more unexpected threads. Over 60 new patterns are included, and over 180 illustrations. Jane Atkinson provides exciting new sources for design, including Art Deco, Japanese, Russian, Pueblo, African and Celtic patterns, and inspiration drawn from anything and everything from electrical circuits to Venetian glass.

Good design needs the right materials and control of technique. The author sets out basic pattern skills in an orderly format, which allows each reader to learn at her own pace. Every pattern is intended to be fully workable, and can be made into anything from household linens to luxurious dress trimmings.”


Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages.
£65.00