An essential book for the newcomer to Bedfordshire lace, leading the lacemaker from basic techniques to advanced floral designs Traditional Bedfordshire lace, with its wonderful designs for flowers, leaf sprays, and grounds, has a growing appeal for the modern lacemaker. This book offers a graded course essential for the newcomer to Bedfordshire lace. It provides a thorough grounding in the techniques: the step-by-step instructions help provide the skills for tackling Bedfordshire patterns independently. The book is easy to use with compact patterns and clear diagrams. The large color display gives ideas for using and mounting the finished lace and shows the effectiveness of the colored threads.
Barbara M. Underwood is a teacher, lacemaker, and designer. She has made a special study of the fine traditional laces of the English East Midlands and has played a leading role in teaching and promoting them. She is the author of Traditional Bedfordshire Lace.