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For the first time, a dictionary now simplifies and systematizes all the centuries-old, international lacemaking terms.
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Stillwell includes more than 2,000 entries in a comprehensive guide that explains the phraseology and details the technical aspects of this ancient craft. An abundance of black-and-white line drawings are featured to illustrate those stitches, designs, implements, and materials traditionally associated with lace making. Where confusion exists regarding contemporary terminology versus older usage, Stillwell clarifies and provides cross-references. Her dictionary should be as valuable to the beginning student of lace making as it will be to one who is already immersed in any aspect of this fine handwork. Alice JoyceFrom Library Journal:
What do fast crossing, parfilage, toad's foot, and Kitty Fisher's eyes have in common? They are all terms used in lacemaking, a centuries-old craft that takes many varied forms and functions worldwide. A well-known lace author and teacher, Stillwell aims to systematize the terminology of netting, tatting, and bobbin, needle, and crochet laces. To achieve her goal, she offers some 2000 concise definitions and more than 800 detailed line drawings, she also cross-references less-used and foreign-language terms. This should be a basic reference work for subject collections.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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