Christmas by Kumiko

This book is not in regular book format, but is actually two folders of patterns/prickings. Published by the Kant Centrum in Brugge, the folders contain a total of 21 patterns, mostly Binche in style but also including a couple of Flanders pieces, Point de Paris, Bruge flowerwork and even a couple that to me are Honiton. There are decorations, angels, a couple of religious pieces, and several Christmas trees. Working diagrams use colour coding, with not much more included apart from the recommended thread/number of bobbins required – an understanding of the techniques is assumed.  Most of the patterns are not suitable for beginners, but for those with some experience and a love of the Flemish style of laces, this is a lovely pattern collection.

Author: Kumiko Nakazaki

Available from Barbara Fay Books http://bit.ly/2akrwE0 Euros 32.50 plus Euros 5.00 postage to Australia.

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