French Lace Patterns Vol. 3: 16th Century Charts for Needlepoint & Counted Cross Stitch


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 3 in a series of 3, with 23 pages of intricately charted designs.

Classic motifs, borders and alphabets 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. 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 27 pages and a bonus page of blank graph paper. All patterns are clearly charted on graph paper, suitable for needlepoint and counted cross stitch. If this title shows as out-of-stock, it will be backordered and shipped from the publisher in about 2 weeks, at no additional charge.

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Available on backorder