From the jacket of her book victorian lace today author jane sowerby violist teacher spinner and dyer began researching victorian lace knitting over a decade ago she lives and knits near cambridge england. Though victorian lace today is much more than a pattern book it does contain 38 patterns for shawls scarves and stoles that are taken straight from the pages of the ladies knitting and netting book the ladies assistant and other publications of the era sowerby knitted them up often in her own homespun yarn and translated the designs to modern language for the modern knitter. Jane sowerby is a former teacher who has done extensive research on victorian knitting patterns and has given a series of lectures on victorian lace shawls to craft guilds alexis xenakis is the publisher of knitters magazine and xrx books his photography is featured in more than 15 books including all three volumes of the knitting . Gift cards best sellers gift ideas prime todays deals new releases electronics books customer service kindle books home . The entire book is sumptuously photographed with a fascinating chapter on janes researches and production of victorian lace today if you have ever been remotely tempted to try lace then this book is an excellent companion the author describes herself as a normal knitter before embarking on her research and with curiosity and determination has created this beautiful collection of lace shawls you see in the book
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