Lacemaking and Tatting Books

Nottingham, Pamela: The Technique of Bucks Point Lace (13116)

B T Batsford 1st 1981
4to, min bmps + tiny indent to bds, min sunning to d/w spine,
ex libris plate to fep o/w VG++/VG++ 650 gms
(Order reference 13116).

Bucks point is the Queen of English laces and is one of the most attractive and intricate of bobbin laces. In this, her third lacemaking book, Pamela Nottingham gives a comprehensive guide on how to work this particularform of lace.

She clarifies and consolidates the basic techniques of this traditionally English Craft and explains the use of gimp threads and grounds. One feature of the book is the inclusion of instructions for the construction and working of corners for edgings, and there is a full description of the methods of making prickings to a specific shape and working the lace.

Advice is given on the working of elaborate patterns, with 16 different fillings, many not seen in print before. There are 97 prickings ready for use and a further 36 draft patterns that can be extended to edgings or adapted for a particular purpose. There are almost 200 further illustrations; diagrams to aid the working processes, and photographs to illustrate this beautiful lace. This book is the first of its kind, and will prove invaluable to all those with a real interest in working lace.