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by Pauline Turner

Capture the romantic look of lace with this comprehensive manual of traditional crochet methods. Start with a brief history of this enduring art; then learn to crochet lace with lessons for basic to advanced techniques.

Features one technique and two projects per chapter, such as framed lace motifs, elegant gloves, and a stunning bedspread

Step-by-step instructions introduce filet crochet and Irish crochet, plus other lacy crochet styles

Covers all the basics, from chaining the first stitch to finishing with delicate edgings

Includes a range of beautiful motifs, from dahlia circles to sunflower lace

Download Crocheted Lace: Techniques, Patterns, and Projects epub
ISBN: 1564775763
ISBN13: 978-1564775764
Category: Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Pauline Turner
Language: English
Publisher: Martingale & Co Inc (April 1, 2004)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1285 kb
FB2 size: 1538 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 594
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Subject of this book is thread crochet using the finer hooks and cottons. Index to the patterns and stitch patterns is included. Instructions use American terminology.Good photos in color of mostly white threads. Chapters include basics, filet crochet, motifs, joining motifs, Irish crochet, crochet imitating other types of lace, edgings, adaptation and finishing. No international symbols or charts using them which is a definite drawback limiting the book to readers of English only. Starts off with some interesting ideas about the history of crochet, but gives no references to other books on the subject such as Paludan. Turner is an authority and this book is recommended for the projects and ideas. Not a first purchase though.
I know it's a pain, but the products are beautiful if you are OCD enough to work them up. I am so I will.
Basic book, but packs in a lot of information.
Ever wonder how crochet started? How do they make those lovely lace edgings? Does filet crochet have you stumped?
Starting with a fascinating history of crochet, “Crochet Lace” by Pauline Turner guides you through the process of making your own crochet lace.
Beginning with the basics and all the stitches you will need to know, you then move on to filet crochet. You will learn how to read chart and graphs, increase and decrease, bars and lacets and adding a block at the end of a row.
Motifs, joining motifs, Irish crochet and edgings are covered in the same detail as filet crochet. Each section includes pattern and projects that are written out and charted for you.
Ending with adaptation and finishing, you learn how to adapt your new skill to the project you are working on, then finish that item with blocking to make your lace look its best.
If you ever wanted to do crochet lace, this book will help you develop the skill needed for making beautiful lace with crochet.

I did recieve a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
When I bought this book, I compared it to Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet. Both books contained many motif patterns, but the Crocheted Lace book went into a great deal more detail about the various ways you can connect the motifs. There's also a nice touch in the Crocheted Lace book about how to crochet your own buttons, which the encyclopedia does not have.

Both books contain filet crochet, and from the Crocheted Lace book, I have completed so far twelve feet of gold castle tablecloth edging. I think the finished tablecloth will enhance the appearance of my china set table. Crocheted Lace also has several Irish crochet napkin ring patterns.

Lastly, for those of you who may bead or embroider with a tambour hook, Crocheted Lace has a short section on using the tambour hook in Irish crochet.

In the end, I bought both books, but Crocheted Lace has the edge if you want to do Irish crochet, while Donna Kooler's book is more contemporary as it contains wire jewelry crochet as well. It just depends on what you want, but I had fun with both books.
I bought this book for the motif patterns and how to connect the motifs to each other. I ended up returning the book. There are not many motif patterns or any other patterns which I would use. I'm sure some would find this book valuable, however.
fire dancer
Love that book!