Alphabet Inspirations in Coloured Bobbin Lace Hardcover – 27 Aug 2004
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About the Author
Sandi Woods is a working lacemaker and teacher. She has exhibited and taught widely in Britain, Europe and the USA. She has won several major awards for her work, and frequently writes for Lace magazine, among other periodicals. She is the author of Special Effects in Bobbin Lace, also published by B T Batsford. She lives in Rochester, Kent.
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The book is divided into 3 sections, the alphabet, variations on the alphabet prickings and techniques. The variations section does encourage the reader to think about designing lace.
If there is a downside to this book, it is the small print and diagrams. The instructions for the letters are fairly continuous with photographs of the lace every few pages. While I have not worked from this book yet, I suspect that it would be fairly easy to get confused on which set of instructions are being used since there can be more than one on a page. A trip to the copy machine might help on this.
I also feel that while the instructions are extensive, this might not be the best book for a beginner who has only worked with Torchon lace. Silk threads are recommended as well as several colors for each pricking. Unless the beginner is very determined, it could be a frustrating experience. A little experience with silk or colored thread will be an advantage.
What I do like about the book is that the prickings are small and should not take long to make. I am looking forward to trying some of these for Milanese samples since they will go very fast.