Lacemaking and Tatting Books

Don, Sarah: The Art of Shetland Lace (15106)

Bell & Hyman rep 1984
4to. Very, very slight shelfwear to bds, sunning to d/w spine o/w VG++/VG++ 510 gms
(Order reference 15106)

The delicate art of lace knitting has flourished in the Shetland Islands for the past 150 years alongside the tradition of the well loved Fair Isle designs. Using the finest yarn spun from the wool of the native sheep of the islands, Shetland women evolved intricate stitch patterns which were passed down from one generation to another, and made exquisite items of clothing – shawls, scarves, wedding veils, christening dresses, socks and gloves - to become treasured family possessions and also to provide an important source of income. 120 pages, 2 line diagrams and over 40 photographs.