For those who love hand made lace.
For bobbin lace beginners' patterns, go to
for other bobbin lace patterns on our site, go to
Another by Brona Bacilkova pattern2
a new pattern every week, from Gon Homburg.
Alex Stillwell has some simple bookmarks and other instructions as pdf files on her blog: https://alexstillwell.wordpress.com/pdf-help-files/
Free patterns for beginners, tallies and tape laces, spiders, etc.
Sites with many books available for download:
Whole books available online for download:
LePompe 1559 (LePompe 1) http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/CadresFenetre?O=IFN-8622058&I=1&M=notice
LePompe 2 Venetianische Musterblaetter aus dem XVI Jahrhundert - Le Pompe, Second Book. 1879 File size 1.5 MB PDF
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
http://kruzhevosasovo.narod.ru/training/00.htm The author put her entire book online. Each page has a translate button. Traditional Russian bobbin lace.
Links on this page to 3 entire books of patterns available as a free download. Patterns are Cluny type, torchon, and continental guipures. http://artesaniadegalicia.xunta.es/publicaciones/encaixes hundreds of patterns. Beware: of the 3, the smallest pdf is 46 mb, the largest 96 mb. Maribel Albert says this about Raizame "
Raizame do encaixe Galego: This sampler seeks to recover, unite and make available to all lacemakers forgotten techniques and models, with so as not to lose, since many of them "die" with the few old ladies who still remember how to work them. This loss would be irreparable because all the drawings and the less contaminated techniques are the characteristics that make the Galician lace and giving it an identity. Author: Conception Canoura Leira, Publisher: Xunta de Galicia"
The 2 Tebbs books below are part lace patterns. A few are for beginners. Most are more complex. Both are on the ariz.edu site listed above under T.
Tebbs, L.A. and Rosa Tebbs. The Art of Bobbin Lace Supplement, Chapman and Hall, 1911, 87 pages. Note: Scanned images provided by Tess Parrish. Posted May 9, 2006. SAMPLE PAGE. CONTENTS. File size 10.3 MB PDF
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.
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.
A needlelacetalk member found some booklets and magazines scanned and posted on picasa. So have valid copyrights and should not have been posted. But some of the booklets are old enough that their copyrights are expired. Here are links to those albums.
https://picasaweb.google.com/ladalace6/InternationalSchoolOfArtisticClunyLaces actually tape lace, not Cluny, no patterns, but you could work directly on the photo.
https://picasaweb.google.com/ladalace6/MrsTreadwinAntiquePointInHonitonLace (I have doubts about this one: orig publ date 1874. reprint 1994) 1st half is needle lace stitches, 2nd half is Honiton (not very good by today's standards)
Other free bobbin lace patterns online:
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/lace/index.htm (Jo Edkins' site)
http://www.carolgallego.com/bookmarks.html 3 torchon bookmark patterns
http://www.carolgallego.com/neckline1.html Hinojosa pattern for neckline lace.
http://kloskant.com/uk/index-uk.html Look under Patterns and Drawing
http://howdidyoumakethis.com/storage/2012/braidsandknots/bobbinlace02/curvedlacegrid.jpg curved torchon ground pattern
http://lynxlace.com/collarF19.html Bobbin lace floral collar pattern by Lorelei Halley, for Honiton or Duchesse technique, enlarged scale. No photo, just the pattern.
http://www.kantkring-hunebed.nl/patronen_index.html butterflies and pendants
http://www.palickovani.eu/galerie/ukazky-podvinku use the translate button
http://www.r70.nl/?file=patroon-van-de-maand-2010/april torchon with zigzag trail
http://www.r70.nl/?file=patroon-van-de-maand-2010/mei tape lace butterfly
http://www.r70.nl/?file=patroon-van-de-maand-2010/juni torchon round mat
http://www.r70.nl/?file=patroon-van-de-maand-2010/juli part lace dolphin
http://www.r70.nl/?file=patroon-van-de-maand-2010/augustus part lace seal
http://www.r70.nl/?file=patroon-van-de-maand-2010/november Flanders bookmark
http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/5438017/post303396831/ Russian tape lace
Polish tape lace pattern
more free patterns online:
new edgings posted every week http://www.kloskant.com/uk/everyweekanedgingorinsertion.html
free Christmas tree patterns: http://www.spanglefish.com/buzys/mypatterns.asp
for tatting patterns, go to
When we acquire patterns for other kinds of lace, we will list their albums here also.