Antique Lace Patterns
A4 sized soft cover book of about 48 pages, with a 5 page introduction, and a bibliography.
The author is a freelance artist, designer and illustrator, who is also involved with the International Design Library. She has a special interest in Decorative Arts and Needlework designs.
I believe the designs are her drawings of the lace in various Museums and collections. Grounds are generally not shown – except for some needlelaces when she shows the bars (bridges, or legs).
The front and back covers are shown as completed lace, and in colour, but the patterns are in black and white, and both cover patterns are inside the book.
If you are good at drawing up patterns and working out the grounds, you will have a lot of inspiration from this book, but it is not for the novice who needs a proper pricking to work from.
….Liz L in Melbourne.