For those who love hand made lace.
Free lessons/patterns from Alexandra Stillwell https://alexstillwell.wordpress.com/pdf-help-files/
http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace.html Recommended books, equipment, what various bobbin lace styles look like.
Lessons for braided/plaited laces and tape lace: http://lynxlace.com/bobbinlacefreepatterns.html
Basic techniques http://lynxlace.com/learningbobbinlace-basics.html
and http://lynxlace.com/bobbinlace2structuralclasses.html about the distinction between part lace and straight lace
A pinboard which includes museums and lace guilds sorted geographically, and also boards of lace suppliers, worldwide, also sorted geographically https://www.pinterest.com/LaceNews/
A set of lessons using patterns typical of early bobbin lace: http://ildhafn.lochac.sca.org/node/503#7
Brenda Paternoster's method of calculating thread sizes for pricking: http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/lace/threadsize/threadsize.html
For videos of many forms of lacemaking, including bobbin lace, see: http://www.youtube.com/user/lacenews She has collected playlists for hundreds and hundreds of videos.
This lady collected how-to bobbin lace videos: http://www.pinterest.com/voviknaxgav/technology/
http://www.lokk.nl/techniek/techniek.php in Dutch, but diagrams are good.
http://www.blen.net/blen_09/blen_09.htm Bobbin Lace European Network
This one has a simple bracelet pattern and full description of method: http://weavezine.com/content/basic-bobbin-lace-two-color-bracelet
This one has several tutorials in French with detailed sequential photos: http://lesamiesdentellieres.over-blog.com/
Sequential photos on how to make tallies, in French: http://dentelle-fuseau.pagesperso-orange.fr/trucs30.htm
International color coding system: http://madentelle.blog4ever.com/la-codification-couleur
SOURCES FOR LEGAL PATTERNS (books have expired copyrights)
#2 Antique Pattern Library http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/catalog.htm
In #1 look for Dillmont Dillmont, Thérèse de. Les Dentelles aux Fuseaux IIme Serie [Bobbin Laces, Second Series ] This is the part about bobbin tape lace. A brief summary of contents of the 8 parts follows.
part 1: basic instructions for tape lace with some photos
part 2: more plates
part 3: elementary patterns, incl #41
part 4: patterns #43-46
part 5: starts with pattern 47 This one is important. I adapted it & worked sample.
Part 6: patterns 52-56
part 7: patterns 57-61
part 8: patterns 62-66
Dillmont Les Dentelles aux Fuseaux 1re Serie [Bobbin Laces, First Series ]. In 4 parts. Torchon bobbin lace. Parts 1 & 2 are photos of the basics, and the French text. Part 1 is grounds and basics, Part 2 starts with wave and fan motifs. Part 3 is torchon prickings, part 4 is torchon patterns. Many of these are very simple and suitable for a beginner.
Also look for De Jager-Meezenbroek, L. J. Kantklossen Techniek (Bobbin Lace Technique with Simple Examples), Eska, Utrecht.
Also look for Handleiding voor Vrouwelijke Handwerken # 11 (Instructions for Women's Handwork), A. W. Sijthoff, Leiden, This is in the 1st part of the list, with no authors listed. the file is hw11.pdf
Also look for Kristina Koustouraki-Koukoulari. The original is in Greek. The pdf file is kkk-lace.pdf. The booklet has some simple tape lace patterns. Author donated book to ariz.edu. English translation is: Koustouraki-Koukoulari, Kristina. Cretan Bobbin Lace [Kritiko Kopanelli], 1985, 43 pages. Note: Translation from the Greek. Provided by Tess Parrish. Posted September 25, 2002. CD (HWDA11). CD (LDA01). SAMPLE PAGE. File size 5.3 MB PDF
In #1 also look for:
The 2nd batch of LePompe patterns, published 1880s, copyright free. Has tape lace and plaited lace. http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/pompe2.pdf
Mincoff & Marriage, originally published 1907, now copyright-free. This has an especially good selection of patterns, for Cluny and tape lace. http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html#M
Part 1 is history.
Part 2 mostly tape/braid lace,+torchon +some plaited
Part 3 is Maltese, Cluny, & plaited
Woodward, Mary Eva A Text Book on Cluny and Torchon Laces 1901, Gordon Mackay and Company Limited, 102 pages. Note:downloaded from archive.org Posted March 1, 2012. SAMPLE PAGE. File size 4.8 MB PDF Has Cluny and torchon patterns.