Traditional Bedfordshire lace, with its wonderful designs for flowers, leaf sprays and grounds, has a growing appeal for the modern lace-maker. After the success of her pioneering instruction book, Traditional Bedfordshire Lace, for the experience lace-maker, Barbara Underwood now offers a graded course essential for the newcomer to Bedfordshire lace.
Barbara Underwoodhas an established repautation as a teacher, lace-maker and designer. She has made a special study of the fine traditional laces of the English East Midlands and has played a leading role in teaching and promoting them.
Bedfordshire lace and the Cluny connection Using the book Equipment and basic techniques Lessons: 1. Border with ninepin edge 2. Insertion and border with pointed tallies 3. Circular border with parallel trails 4. Bookmark with Bedfordshire bud and rounded ends 5. Border with a deep scallop 6. Border with crossing trails 7. Square border with 'spider' ground 8. Square insertion with Bedfordshire flower ground 9. Square insertion with plaited ground 10. Square insertion with Bedfordshire ground 11. Edging with multiple trails 12. Border with trails, leaf sprays and the Bedfordshire circle 13. Circular border and oval motif with leaf shapes 14. Five single leaf medallions with gimped veins and raised tallies 15. A ring of floral leaves and tallies 16. Bookmark sampler of veined leaves 17. Four flower medallions 18. Floral spray insertion 19. Bookmark with 'blackberries'. 20. Bedfordshire flower and leaf medallion