Sara Seay

A Length of Bobbin Lace

I am submitting what will seem a very small project. I got married this month, so my attentions have been somewhat divided.

I submit to you a length of lace (14.5 inches) made from a pattern in the New Model Book, a collection of Late Period bobbin lace patterns. According to the author, this pattern was brought out of Venice in the early 16th century. (The New Model Book republished as Fascinating Bobbin Lace, Patterns from the first book of bobbin lace to be printed. by Clair Burchard. Stuttgart: Haupy, 1986. ISBN 3-258-03610-1)

This is the very first lace I have ever made, as evidenced by the images attached.

Banner image taken from: Domenico Ghirlandaio, Birth of St John the Baptist, 1486-90, Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Florence.


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