For those who love hand made lace.
Jane Newble-de Graaf DUCHESSE LACE, AN INTRODUCTION. Batsford, 1989. English. Quite good to learn from. Lots of diagrams, some simple learning patterns for all the specific common techniques, some nice designs, traditional but with a modern feel.
R. Delescen-van Rijsewijk DUCHESSE-KANT, KANT VOOR HERTOGINNEN, Terra Zutphen 1987. In Dutch, but there are enough diagrams explaining the hard parts to make it usable. Nice patterns.
Anneke Reijs has written a series of self published manuals on the technique of Duchesse lace, and Withof, in English, with many patterns. MANUAL FOR SLUIS AND WITHOF DUCHESSE LACES, PART I, SLUIS 1913-1935. 1994. This 1st volume is pure Duchesse, clear, lots of diagrams. Volumes II and III are Withof technique See her website: http://www.reijs.nl/hoofdpagina%20Engels.html
Auteurs : Fouriscot M. - Leona Parfait-Laitem L. La dentelle Duchesse - Initiation Editeur : Editions Didier Carpentier France Année de parution : 1997
Auteurs : Fouriscot M. - Parfait-Laitem L.
La dentelle Duchesse - Perfectionnement - Vol.2
Editeur : Editions Didier Carpentier. France. Année de parution : 2000
Annie Noppe-De Baene BASIS TECHNIEKEN VOOR BRUGSE DUCHESSE 1994
Louisa A. Tebbs THE ART OF BOBBIN LACE, 1907. and SUPPLEMENT TO THE ART OF BOBBIN LACE, 1911. Verbal descriptions of how to make the lace, but certainly not to learn from. Interesting patterns for styles she calls "Guipure de Flandre", "Old Flemish", "Point de Flandre", "Milanese", "Venetian". The Milanese is recognizable. There are some patterns in the Honiton style and Duchesse style. These are available online as free downloads from http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html
Ana Isasi Blanco BRUSSELS LACEMAKING. self published, 1985. In English. Mostly verbal descriptions of what to do. Very few diagrams. Some nice patterns.
L. W. van der Meulen-Nulle HANDLEIDING TOT HET VERVAARDIGEN VAN DUCHESSE KANT 1983 in Dutch. A famous book, but the diagrams aren't quite enough to help a non-Dutch speaker. I don't know if this was ever translated into English.
Sister Judith self published several sets of patterns, called DUCHESSE PATRONEN. The 1st volume and pure Duchesse. Sucessive volumes move more and more into Withof style. There is no explanation or instructions, but the patterns are beautiful.
Jose van Pamelen-Hagenaars DUCHESSE, 20 KANTKLOSPATRONEN. 1983. In Dutch, but the diagrams are clear enough and detailed enough that you can follow what to do. Nice patterns. Most stay to the traditional style, while being easier and less fussy than traditional. A few are very modern designs.
Kay Blakey PIROUETTE
Kay Blakey ARABESQUE
Rosaline Perle by Judith Cordell (2011, ISBN-13: 978-0957069800); Good introduction to Rosaline perle techniques, does not cover history. Pages 1-39 covers how to do each type of motif with written description and photos of each step, how to make perles, fillings, and how to roll from one motif to another. Pages 40-64 have simple patterns along with photo of finished lace and working hints, but not specific instructions or thread diagrams. Recommended. in English Available from Holly van Sciver
The Technique of Rosaline by Vera Cockuyt; I have seen the Techniques book but do not own it. It is typical of her other books, typed descriptions of techniques accompanied by drawn diagrams, no photos. Very helpful suggestions and insights on working the lace. Self-published about 1989. English. I have not seen the Patterns book. Available from Holly van Sciver
The Technique of Rosaline/Patterns by Vera Cockuyt. Available from Holly van Sciver
Rosaline Perlée by Jan Geelen; ISBN 906255413X, 1990, out of print, Dutch. 63 pages. Working diagrams of motifs, some photos, progressive lessons, pattern sheet.
Rosaline Lace by Ghislaine Eemans-Moors; ISBN 0713476036, 1996 or 1997, out of print, English, Dutch, French, and German. 126 pages. First 61 pages are English, covering history of Rosaline lace in Aalst, East Flanders (Belgium); techniques with step-by-step text, diagrams, and photos for making a three-leaflet motif; patterns and diagrams for other basic motifs; directions for making perles; variety of more complex patterns. Remaining parts of the book repeat the essentials in the other languages.
Chieko Miyawaki THE TECHNIQUE OF ROSALINE all Japanese, some working diagrams, many step-by-step photos, lots of text (that I could not read), no ISBN (that I could read). Very pretty book. The book included a contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, which I have not tried.
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