Book List

Early Laces

Rosemary Shephard    An Early Lace Workbook; Bobbin Lace Techniques before the Baroque,    978-0-9591235-4-8

Danske Frihandskniplinger, Bodil Tornehave 87 7490 291 1

Translation and other information

Elizabethan Lace, Gilian Dye 0 9522709 3 5

Gekloppelte Reticella, Brigitte Bellon 3-925184-76-7

Gold and Silver Edgings, Gilian Dye

Gil Dye's third book in the 16th & 17thC series: Surface Decoration in Silk and Metallic Thread

Gillian Dye INSERTIONS AND BORDERS, BOOK 4, 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY BOBBIN LACE. 2015. just available 6/2015

Guipure und Cluny Spitzen, Deutscher Kloppelverband, there is a supplemental English Translation available

Kloppelspitzen-Eine Zeitreise, Erika Knoff 978-3-925184-95-6

Le Pompe, 1559; Patterns for Venetian bobbin lace, Payne and Levey  0903585162   A partial reprint, but it has suggestions for working.  LePompe I  This is the entire original book, and each page can be saved as a jpg file.

Le Pompe Libro Secondo, published as "Venetianische Musterblaetter aus dem XVI Jahrhundert" , 1562 , Editha Fischer 3-9803309-0-7     File size 1.5 MB PDF 

Med kant av guld och silver, Lena Dahren  ISBN 978-91-628-8196-2  Available from

Nuw Modelbuch AKA Fascinating Bobbin Lace, Clair Burkhard 978-3258036106

Old Italian Lace, Elissa Ricci

Patterns of Fashion, Janet Arnold 0-89676-083-9

Patterns of Fashion 4, Janet Arnold 978-0-89676-262-6

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, Janet Arnold- 901286206

Spitzenrand-oft verkannt, Deutscher Kloppelverband,


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Comment by Administrator on November 3, 2014 at 1:54pm
Comment by Rebecca Mikkelsen on February 16, 2013 at 6:00pm

I have a Danish-language copy of Bodil Tornehave's Danske Frihandsknipliner.  I went to the Freehand lace page and looked for the translation but I could not find it.  Can someone help me locate a translation?

Rebecca in Utah

Comment by Kimberly Davis on August 23, 2012 at 4:34pm
Comment by Administrator on August 22, 2012 at 11:58pm

thanks Katherine.

Comment by Katherine Davies on August 22, 2012 at 11:20pm

The first volume of Le Pompe is online now too, at Gallica, the digital library of the Bibliotheque nationale de France:

Comment by Administrator on August 17, 2012 at 12:51am

I should point out that LePompe 1562 Libro Secondo is available as a free download from   I think it is listed under Venetianisher........ 


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