French Lace Patterns Vol. 2: A Collection of Needlework Designs from the 16th Century


Advances in printing technology during the 16th century ushered in an incredible array of printed needlework patterns. This collection is reproduced from Italian master Dominique de Séra’s work titled “Le Livre de Lingerie” published in 1584 on the “noble and elegant art of lacemaking.” This book is Volume 2 in a series of 3, with 21 pages of charted designs and 5 pages of line drawings for lacemaking or embroidery.

Classic motifs, borders and scenes such as the ones presented here are easily adapted by modern needleworkers. Designs charted on graph paper are a universal language which can be translated into needlepoint, counted cross stitch, filet crochet and beadwork, with each square on the pattern representing a single stitch. The line drawings work beautifully for embroidery as well as traditional needle lacemaking techniques. A page of plain graph paper has been added at the end of the book to aid you in adapting these designs to your own creations.

Softcover book (8-1/2″ x 11″) with 31 pages and a bonus page of blank graph paper. All patterns are clearly charted on graph paper, suitable for needlepoint and counted cross stitch.

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