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The Technique of Honiton Lace

Luxton, Elsie

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ISBN 10: 0823150518 / ISBN 13: 9780823150519
Published by Charles T. Branford Company, Newton Centre, MA, 1979
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Hardcover with dustjacket. 4to. Book is in VG condition; exposure to moisture has caused most of the pages to ripple slightly. Jacket is in near fine condition; there is a faint dampstain on top right corner. Despite flaws, an attractive copy. With 64 photographs, 70 diagrams, and 52 pattern prickings. A thorough study of Devon lacemaking. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 168 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 14899

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Title: The Technique of Honiton Lace

Publisher: Charles T. Branford Company, Newton Centre, MA

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This handbook aims to cover every aspect of the craft of Honiton lace and provides over 50 traditional and modern designs. The text discusses the history of lacemaking in Devon, the equipment and preparation required and gives step-by-step instructions for elementary patterns suitable for complete beginners. Detailed explanations are then given for making 17 flat Honiton patterns, 20 patterns in the more advanced raised and rolled work, 26 different fillings and 7 leaf designs. The final section gives a list of general notes and instructions which can easily be referred to whilst working through the book, and experienced lacemakers will welcome this handy method of reference to stitches and techniques. Prickings - to be traced straight from the page - are provided for all the patterns and techniques, and will provide a rich source of inspiration for those lacemakers who wish to adapt the designs for their own individual projects. The author has been making Honiton lace for 60 years, and is one of the foremost teachers of this Devon craft. She is a tutor at many colleges throughout Britain, particularly for the courses organized by the College of Craft Education at King Alfred College, Winchester and West Dean College, Chichester. She is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, for whose exhibitions she designs and makes a new piece of lace each year.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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