For those who love hand made lace.
About distinctions between the regional-national versions of point ground laces:
OIDFA, POINT GROUND LACE, A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY, 2001
Ulrike Lohr THE GRAMMAR OF POINT GROUND, which often shows the different techniques and what the outcome is within the point ground laces. It explains the outcome of all variations by thread diagram, photos and patterns. Ulrike's book explains how to wind several strands together for the gimp if you have not done that before.
POINT GROUND LACE Livre publié avec l'aide des agences Européennes Socrates, laces of 5 countries, in 6 languages. 160 pages. Might be considered a followup to the OIDFA booklet.
This next one is not a book, but another way to learn the whole series on your own
IOLI Point Ground Lace Proficiency Program. General description of contents as of April 15, 2012 (there may be some deviations)--there are 4 Bucks patterns, 3 Tonder patterns, 1 Chantilly, 1 polychrome,and 1 blonde pattern in the Point Ground journal. The difficulty increases with each pattern within Bucks and Tonder. There are 2 different paths for Chantilly-blonde- polychrome; you may chose patterns by Ulrike Voelker or Lia Baumeister. I think all are samples with the exception of a Bucks hexagon. More than one national tradition - yes, English, Danish and French. The registration fee is $25. If you submit a portfolio for assessment , the fee is $150.
All French Point Ground Laces
Florence Quinette, Dentelle de Normandie Bayeux | Blonde | Chantilly | Courselles, 2012. Available through amazon.de. The book is in French and english. History part to begin. Technical drawings of how to work the gimps an the special Star crossings with 6 and 8 pairs. She tells you where and how to ad or remove pair with in the motiv. Each pattern has a photo from the finished lace and a colored technical drawing to each pattern. that shows you all the difficulties inthis type of lace. I think it is a nice book for self teaching .
Claudette Bouvot and Chantal Hervieux- SYMPHONIE EN DENTELLE POLYCHROME (with a lot of models from easy ( 1st level) to difficult ( 4th level) ). 36 € + post charge 170 pages, 300 photos, history, technical, 35 examples.
Claudette et Michel BOUVOT et Suzanne RAZEWSKI... Paru en 2007, BLONDES - CHANTILLY ET CAEN
Karen Blum POINT GROUND, TECHNIQUES AND PATTERNS, CHANTILLY BLONDE AND POLYCHROME
and there is also a new book from Florence Quinette. ( you can find it on her website “Dentelle au fil de l’Aure”)
Mick Fouriscot and Mylene Salvador LA DENTELLE DE BAYEUX, Editions Didier Carpentier I haven't seen it, but the others in this series are quite good. In French.
Bayeux - patterns
Blonde - learn
Lia Baumeister BLONDE 2009. Explains how to make Blonde. The book has both simple and complex patterns.
Claudette & Michel Bouvot DENTELLES NORMANDES, LA BLONDE DE CAEN, Charles Corlet, 1997. Mostly a book about the history of bobbin lacemaking in the district, good photos of about 3 dozen historic examples. Small how-to section at the end. English translation available.
DENTELLES ET BLONDES CAEN ET COURSEULLES, published Cabourg 2009
Blonde - patterns
Chantilly - learn
Lia Baumeister CHANTILLY TECHNIEK EN PATRONEN (I'm not sure if this is the book published by the Stichting Nederlandse Kantopleiding.)
Lia Baumeister-Jonker CHANTILLY, self publ, Amsterdam 2005. 16 pages, 6 patterns from basic geometric to a flower. Explains everything, including star crossing, storing threads with the gimp, how many twists where.
Ulrike Löhr SCHWARZARBEIT, 1996, Zeller, Bremen 114 pages, German and English. Mostly her reconstructions of highly complex laces. Many technical drawings at the beginning of the book to suggest solutions, adding pairs, storing pairs, gimp loop. Simplest is a flower with 2 leaves.
Ulrike Voelcker Schwarzarbeit Band 2 printed in 2007
Chantilly - patterns
Ulrike Loehr SCHWARZARBEIT, 1996. Many wide, complicated antique laces diagrammed and photographed. One relatively simple practice pattern at the beginning. A treasure trove, but not for the faint hearted.
Spanish Point Ground Lace
Dolores Simarro Kaiser & Nuria Adela Marot Diaz EL "RET-FE" CALA O PUNTES D'ARENYS,1999. Some pages on technique, some simple patterns, 45 antique patterns. The laces of Arenys de Mar.
Bucks Point - learn
Geraldine Stott, VISUAL INTRODUCTION TO BUCKS POINT LACE, Batsford, London, 1985. I think this is the best teaching book. Good diagrams and explanations of the various elements. Begins at the very beginning.
DVD: Jean Leader Intermediate Skills in Bucks Point Lace, 2009 Hensel Productions; about $80. Running time: 6.5 hours. You have to have some beginning Bucks skills already, like point ground, picots, and honeycomb. Several projects. Prickings and charts are included. Shows a variety of skills, first on a big diagram, then goes over them on the pillow. You can see very clearly what she's doing. Worth the $$. See Joan's comment of April 15, 2012 for full details of her review.
Jean Leader INTRODUCTION TO BUCKS POINT LACE. publ by The Lace Guild.
Alexandra Stillwell ALL ABOUT MAKING FLORAL BUCKS POINT LACE.2013 It has a series of patterns starting from the simple patterns leading up to more complex patterns. The contents include standard floral Bucks Point, Kat stitch, Regency Point ground lace, very fine floral Bucks point and Black Holey. This is a good addition to the library for anyone who enjoys Bucks Point Lace.
Bucks Point - patterns
Pam Nottingham THE TECHNIQUE OF BUCKS POINT LACE, Larousse, New York, 1981. Many patterns from easy geometric to luxurious floral.
Geraldine Stott & Bridget Cook 100 TRADITIONAL BOBBIN LACE PATTERNS, Larousse, New York 1982
Bridget Cook INTRODUCTION TO BOBBIN LACE PATTERNS, Larousse, New York, 1984. Many patterns, all with diagrams, from simple geometric to complex floral.
Kathy Corbett BUCKS NO.2 COLLARS AND CUFFS. Self published, no date. Geometric designs.
Alex Stillwell ALL ABOUT MAKING GEOMETRICAL BUCKS POINT LACE 2006
Karen Blum POINT GROUND PATTERNS, ORIGINAL AND TRADITIONAL LACE DESIGNS.
Karen Blum POINT GROUND, TECHNIQUES AND ORIGINAL DESIGNS.
Jenny Brandis wrote a review on these on facebook "3 books on Point Ground lace by Karen Blum that were printed posthumously by her husband and daughter.
They are lovely books with clear photos, working diagrams and patterns that I would like to suggest you get from your local lace guild or buy direct from the Australian Lace Guild, South Australian Branch.
They cost me $20 Australian each at the OIDFA Congress so there would need to be a postage charge on top, but these books are worth adding to your library."
Joyce Symes FLORAL BUCKS POINT PATTERNS, (edited by Jean Leader), Available from http://www.jeanleader.co.uk/publications/floralbuckspoint.html Beautiful designs, not particularly easy. For lacemakers with some experience in floral Bucks point.
TONDER - Learn
Inge Skovgaard THE TECHNIQUE OF TONDER LACE. London, Batsford, 1991 "..Best book..for learning Tonder.." It has a short history and a good explanation of the elements of the lace. The patterns start out easy and work up to some beautiful, elaborate pieces. Its also in English! Unfortunately out of print, but available in the IOLI library.
Karen Trend Nissen KNYPLING 1983, in Danish.
" KNYPLING 2, 1984
" KNYPLING 3, 1985
" KNYPLING 4, 1989
If you want to also design your own Tonder patterns, "Knipling 3" by Karen Trend Nissen has good instruction, nice patterns and excellent ideas for drawing out prickings and diagrams. The book is in Danish but an English translation is also available.
Tonder - Patterns
Inge Skovgard TONDERKNIPLINGER and TONDERKNIPLINGER II, in Danish, diagrams are all in black and white.
"Tonder Tyl", published by Knipling i Danmark, beautiful patterns, colored diagrams, and a pattern for a lace shawl, belt, and vest.
"Femten Bredere: Tonderkniplinger", published by the Tonder Museum, has nice patterns with good diagrams (in color), but the prickings are all printed on red card stock, which makes them difficult to copy.
Meta Tonder 33 TONDER KNIPLINGER, 1954, Forlaget Notabene, Copenhagen. Patterns are in a separate box, printed on brown pricking card. No patterns in the book, no diagrams. This is an old fashioned book with verbal instructions, Danish and English. (Don't buy it unless the box of prickings accompanies it.)
SPINDELVAEV OG DROMME by Michael Giusiana and Bobbi Donnelly. A Tüllspitzen. June 2013, From the collection of the Museum in Tonder. 25 Tønderspitzenmuster These were worn by married women in Denmark over the hood. The book contains narrow pattern of Tønderspitzen (about 2 cm) and some samples 7-9 cm in width. worked with Egyptian cotton 140/2, - with 20 or 70 pairs. There is a pricking, an illustration and working drawings for each pattern. Bound book, 87 pages, text: Danish, English, German
Lacemaking by Diagram by JohanneNyrop-Larsen 3 Languages (the old standard)
"The Laces of Ipswich. The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840 " by Marta Cotterell Raffel.
Lots of pictures of pillows, bobbins (very plain), samples of work from the period of the industry, parchments with prickings, some laces with American themes such as the American eagle, account books with the prices of the lace and the amounts the lacemakers were paid. There are 6 patterns with prickings and beautifully worked samples at the end of the book.
IN THE TRADITION BUT MODERN DESIGNS
Elwyn Kenn POINT GROUND PATTERS FROM AUSTRALIA, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1986. New designs, traditional style, graceful designs.
E.K LACE, AUSTRALIAN WILDFLOWERS IN POINT GROUND, Kangaroo Press, 1990.
Henk Hardeman TULEKANTPATRONEN, Cantecleer, 1982. Geometric and very angular.
Ruth Doepfner-Wettstein, Tüllgrundspitzen. Barbara Fay Verlag, 2006, ISBN: 3-925184-94-5 Montse says "I think is a good book, with color diagrams and a lot of instructions." Languages: German, english, french and italian
Erdmute Wesenberg, Michaels Giusiana, Bobbi Donnelly- Forum alte Spitze POINT DE LILLE - TULL GRUNDSPITZEN AUS DEM ERZGEBIRGE -- Aus dem Nachlass des Spitzenverlegers G.F. Baumann, Schönheide - published 2014. 84 pages. 49 pattern with coloured drawing. Text in German.
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