Carnation - Laser Cut Pricking
Pattern 21 from Louise West's book "Bedfordshire Lace Designs".
Requires approximately 80 pairs of bobbins with many pairs being put in and taken out, particularly with all the cloth stitch circles in the design. Includes the technique of raised and rolled tallies over the top of the windmill crossings.
This pattern is a "ready to work" laser cut version. An A5 coloured postcard of the finished item is also included but does not include working instructions - these are available in the book mentioned above though at this stage it is anticipated that more decisions are taken by the lacemaker.
The "ready to work" option provides an incredibly accurate pricking complete with all markings. Absolutely nothing to do apart from putting it on your pillow and making the lace. Definitely saves a huge amount of time - this pattern has 1854 pre-pricked holes!
The lace shown in the photograph has been worked in Finca 60 thread.