Working from the Encyclopedia of Needlework by T.H. de Dillmont, originally published in the late 19th century, Hazel Blomkamp has compiled all of the key needle lace embroidery techniques into one handy and portable stitch book.
The book begins with a basic guide to needle lace techniques, based on several stitches Dillmont used which Hazel has broken down into easy steps. Over 40 needle lace stitches are then described, each with a clear diagram and step-by-step instructions, and a photograph of one of hazel’s beautiful piece to provide inspiration. All have been detailed on one side of the page only, allowing the reader to place a magnetic cross-stitch board underneath. They can then use the magnetic rulers that come with the board to mark the row that they are working on, making the instructions easier to follow. The book is wire-bound, allowing the pages to lie flat while you work, and the book’s notebook-size fits perfectly in a workbag for easy transportation while stitching on the go.
With all the stitches needed for needle lace hand embroidery at their fingertips, both new and experienced embroiderers will find inspiration from this invaluable resource.
Links to Hazel’s designs that use these techniques are as under.
Pattern and Print – come with full instructions
Featured in Hazel’s books – you will need to own the book to access the instructions for each design. Click on the book title to purchase the book or, if you already own the book, click on the design titles to access the packs for the listed design.