A practical exploration of lace and how to use it
Packed full of inspiring projects and some basic lace-making techniques for beginners
A unique book on a trendy subject, for textile artists, fashion designers and embroiderers
Postcard Reviews November 2020
Getting creative with lace is what this book is all about.
There are 30 projects using lace, whether that be handmade, shop bought, vintage or scraps.
The designs of each project in this book are both unusual and unique. I love the quirkiness that is incorporated in the projects and I think this adds to their beauty.
It is well worth reading this book beofre you dive into any of the projects. There is a lot of information and the illustrations do help with the understanding of working with lace and lace making in general.
There are templates included, and I just reading the stories about lace that is littered throughout the book.
This interesting book is quite appealing, and whatever you think about lace in general be prepared to have a change of thought.
Handmade by Deb Jan 2021
Interested in lace? Lace Reimagined by Elizabeth Healey features 30 Inspiring Projects for Making and Using Lace Creatively. Her new book is divided into 3 main parts - The Basics, Found & Made and Reimagined. The Basics looks at lace-making techniques including bobbin lace, tatting and needle lace stitches. It also includes how to assemble a basic sewing kit. In Found & Made try out the skills you learned from the first section and acquire others in a range of lace projects. If you like lace but don’t want to make it, there are projects for using lace you may have saved, vintage or store bought. Reimagined explores the use of non-traditional media like - metal, paper and concrete lace projects. The complete table of contents listed below. While I didn’t try any of the techniques or projects, they are meticulously laid out with clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions that include large color photos and diagrams. Dotted throughout are lace anecdotes, quotes and tips. Will give you the confidence to work with lace.
Midwest Book Review - Jan 2021
Beautifully, profusely, and effectively illustrated throughout, Lace Reimagined: 30 Inspiring Projects for Making and Using Lace Creatively is an extraordinary and thoroughly ’user friendly’ instructional guide for novice beginners and holds great and enduring value for even the more experienced lace maker and needle crafter. While very highly recommended for personal, professional, and community needlecraft collections, it should be noted for personal reading and reference lists that “Lace Reimagined: 30 Inspiring Projects for Making and Using Lace Creatively” is also readily available in a digital book format.
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