The Technique of Honiton Lace
by Elsie Luxton
A handbook by a leading exponent of Honiton lacemaking of her day, providing a thorough grounding in its techniques. After a brief introduction to the history of lacemaking in Devon and a section on equipment and preparation, there are step-by-step instructions using simple patterns suitable for the beginner. Then, over 50 patterns are included, each with working notes, pattern, working diagrams as required and photographs of the detail of the finished work. Many new filling stitches and working methods devised by the author are included as well as the more traditional. A final section provides a handy reference to stitches and techniques.
In very good condition except for the usual minor rubbing/abrasions and a tiny tear to one corner of the jacket.
ISBN 0 7134 1614 9
Published by Batsford, 1979 - 1990 reprint.
168 pages - Hardback