Lace 8 $250.00
Lace Design Software
The latest in Software innovation this new and improved lace programme provides flexibility, and power like never before.
Lace 8 allows you to quickly and easily create designs for almost any type of lace from Torchon to Bucks and Beds and even free lace.
Works with OS: *Windows 98/ME/2000/XP or later. Compatible with Windows 7,8,8.1 and Windows 10*
Easier to use with an extensive built in help guide
Starts & Finishes $85.50
In this program, Susan demonstrates her own unique approache from starting to finishing a variety of torchon lace projects. Susan explains each of her techniques with diagrams and demonstrates them on the pillow.
Projects include: a bookmark with a whole stitch start and a braided ending, a bookmark with a false footside start and a woven ending, a bookmark starting and ending with picots, a circular torchon edging with a Flanders-style overlapped finish, an edging starting at the footside and an edging starting and finishing along a gimp thread.
Included with this program are four pattern sheets with the six projects Susan demonstrates on camera and two additional pickings for further practice, along with working diagrams for each pattern.
running time: 3 hr 40 min
An Introduction to Binche Lace$110.50
The present video adds the elements you need to advance from Flanders patterns to Binche patterns: the Paris ground, big snowflakes, and the more complicated cloth-stitch areas found in Binche designs today.
These patterns have more complicated diagrams than the Flanders patterns.
This video also covers sizing patterns for different threads, from 24/3 to 120/2, a very important skill given the multiplicity of sizes of patterns from all the different designers and different publications.
running time: 7 hours
Intermediate Skills in Bucks Point Lace$110.50
This is an intermediate level program, and you are expected to have already covered the basic Bucks Point techniques, although these are reviewed where they occur in the patterns. The first pattern is for a handkerchief edging and next comes a pattern for this edging with a cucumber footside.
The other patterns are for a bookmark, a hexagonal motif and a small medallion with a butterfly and flowers. An additional pattern for a wider handkerchief edging is also included.
New techniques introduced are explained step by step and include tallies in point and honeycomb ground, a corner where pairs have to be added and later removed, mayflower in honeycomb, cucumber footside, starting and finishing a bookmark, gimp fingers, working a hexagonal motif, holes in cloth stitch, and ‘bundling’ pairs at the head side.
running time: 6 hr 32 min
Chantilly lace is a black silk point ground lace. It became popular in the 19th century and was used extensively on fashions and accessories. Motifs in Chantilly are most often worked in half stitch. Sometimes other decorative stitches are used in the lace.
Chantilly is made with untwisted unboiled black silk threads; and for the coarse pairs, untwisted boiled black silk thread is used.
This video provides instruction in the techniques needed to make three edgings Chantilly lace.
A Chantilly bookmark pattern is included as extra practice in apply techniques presented.
One repeat of each edging pattern is worked on camera with pin-by-pin instruction.
By viewing this tape from start to finish before beginning to make the lace, one will gain a good understanding of how Chantilly is made.
running time: 3 hr 57 min
An Introduction to Flanders Lace $85.50
In this video, Sally shows how to identify the elements of modern Flanders lace and how to use those components to make a piece of Flanders lace.
Three edging patterns are used to teach the essential techniques: 5-hole ground, half of a ground stitch, joining in two times, inputs, outputs, snowflakes and the overlapping finish.
The skills learned can be used to make the many old and modern Flanders patterns.
running time: 3 hr 40 min
Milanese Lace $85.50
This video provides instruction in the techniques that make Milanese Lace so unique. Scrolling tapes highlighted by decorative stitches are characteristic elements that define the Milanese style.
Lacemakers will have the chance to learn a combination of traditional and innovative skills applied in a motif format using coloured threads. Key techniques covered are: how to work four different Decorative Braids, Tight-Point and Scroll Turns, Turning-Stitches, Adding Pairs, Back-Stitch, Sewings, Setting up at a Point, and Bundle & Tie Finishing.
A Hummingbird design is used to teach these lessons.
The pattern is suitable for those new to Milanese or for anyone wishing to gain more expertise with essential skills.
A small heart pattern is included with the printed materials for additional practice.
running time: 3 hr 40 min
Russian Tape Lace$85.50
In this video, Lia shows how to make a Russian Tape Lace butterfly as it is made in Vologda.
She gives instructions for the starting of the lace, a stem stitch, a chain stitch, a false plait, turning a corner, a variety of fillings and the finishing of the lace.
An additional pattern for a doily is included for further practice.
running time: 2 hr 15 min
Schneeberger Lace $85.50
In this DVD video program, Lia introduces you to this popular lace from the Erzgebirge region of Germany, with background information on how this lace came to be made in this area.
Four patterns are used to demonstrate how to make Schneeberger lace: two edgings, a flower motif, and a mat. Each of the following techniques is clearly shown using diagrams and demonstrations. An extra practice pattern is also provided to reinforce using the techniques presented in this program.
Included with this program are four pattern sheets with the four projects Lia demonstrates on camera and the additional Daffodil pricking for further practice, along with working diagrams for the Marguerite Filling and the Leaf Filling.
running time: 4 hr 18 min