Bibilla Knotted Lace Flowers

Bibilla Knotted Lace Flowers
Title: Bibilla Knotted Lace Flowers
Elena Dickson

Bibilla Knotted Lace Flowers brings to a modern audience a form of lace that is believed to have originated in antiquity and that has been practised in many countries of the eastern Mediterranean. References to it were made in the works of Homer and Plato. Knotted lace has all but died out in most places, but it is still made in modern-day Turkey and used to adorn headscarves and other items of clothing. 

Elena Dickson’s interest in Bibilla flowers began many years ago. This book was inspired by her desire to create new designs in knotted lace, and is the result of countless hours of experimentation. She has modified the traditional techniques to make her flowers as realistic as possible, rather than the symbolic representations common to the older style. Patterns for several flowers commonly found in Australian gardens, and a number of Australian natives, are the result of her work. 

Elena’s detailed step-by-step illustrated instructions for each flower will ensure success for any lacemaker, beginner or expert. 

No. of pages: 152
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 260mm x 185mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 450 7
RRP: A$29.99


Materials and equipment. 
Glossary of terms and stitches. 
Chapter 1: Knots and loops; Joining a new thread; Small and long picots; Loop size; Handy hints; Tube or circle starts. 
Chapter 2: Techniques; Pyramid and inverted pyramid shapes; Tube starts; Leaf shapes; Basic five-petal flower; Petal shapes; Stamens and seeds; Flower assembly. 
Chapter 3: Garden flowers; Cistus Daffodil; Clematis; Fuchsia; Daisy; Carnation. 
Chapter 4: Australian wildflowers; Woolly tea tree; Royal bluebell; Dwarf buttercup; Flannel flower;   Cooktown orchid; Fringe-lily. 
Acknowledgments Introduction Materials and equipment Glossary of terms and stitches Chapter 1 Knots and loops Joining a new thread Small and long picots Loop size Handy hints Tube or circle starts Chapter 2 Techniques P
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