Arthiss has completed cataloging our library of 461 items!
Our New Aquisitions
- Alphabet Inspirations in Colored Lace by Sandy Woods (donated by Debbie Stone)
- Technique and Design of Cluny Lace by Paulis (donated by Regina Dale)
- Honiton Lace: Basic Technical Instruction Book by Joyce Dorsett (aLace Guild publication)
- Logarithmic Lace, compiled by Deborah Robinson (donated by Regina Dale)
- Liberty in Lace pattern book from IOLI Convention, 2017
- Pride of Africa, by Anny Noben-Slegers (donated by Marilyn Waisanen)
- Himmlisch Weihnachten – Heavenly Christmas – Noel Celeste by Christine Mirecki (recommended by Kathy Ogle)
- Knupfen – Koppel – Knotted Lace by Eva Tiesler (donated by Elena Cola)
- Nyplayksen Opas – Lacemaking Gild – book from a Finnish publiching house (donated by Elena Cola)
- Biancheria Tavola – Embroidered Table Linens – magazine from Spanish publishing house (donated by Elena Cola)
- The Bulletin, vol.38:no.1 (Fall 2017)
Elena Cola donated a wonderful collection of patterns, which have been assembled in two albums. Copies of patterns can be made upon request.
Several book duplicates will be available for auction at the annual Christmas Party.
The Dallas Lace Society Library is now ONLINE at LIBIB.COM.
For more information about the DLS Library, contact
Arthiss Kliever at email@example.com.
Here is the last list of duplicate books from the DLS library for the time being. These are all hefty books filled with lots of lace history and information! Let me know if you are interested in any of them, and I will hold them for you. Any leftovers will be auctioned off at the DLS Christmas Party.
2. Lace, by Virginia Churchill Bath. 1979 paperback. 320 pp. A comprehensive guide to lacemaking -- patterns and techniques -- as well as a profusely illustrated history of this exquisite, enduring craft. (suggested donation $12)
3. Bobbin Lacemaking, by Doris Southard. 1977 hardback, 216 pp. In twelve easy-to-follow lessons, this book shows you how to create your own lace designs, starting with a simple braid and progressing to more complex patterns worked on a pillow. (suggested donation $10)
4. Lace and Lacemaking, by Alice-May Bullock. 1981 hardback, 160 pp. A detailed and thoroughly researched history of Lace from early beginnings to the nineteenth century. (suggested donation $8)
5. The Technique of Bloemwork, by Vera Cockuyt. 1982 paperback with plastic comb binding. Instructions for working through nine techniques of Bloemwork lace. Large, easy-to-follow drawings and diagrams. Includes second section with Bloemwork patterns. (suggested donation $7)
6. The Technique of Flanders, by Vera Cockuyt. 1985 paperback with plastic comb binding. Instructions for working though ten different techniques of Flanders lace. Large, easy-to-follow drawings and diagrams. Includes second section with Flanders Patterns. (suggested donation $7)
Below are books still available from previous lists:
Miniature Bobbin Lace, by Roz Snowden. 1998 paperback, 106 pp. Large number of miniature patterns in Torchon lace with good instructions. (suggested donation $10)
The Technique of Needle Lace, by Nenia Lovesey. 1980 hardback, 142 pp. The history and characteristics of the different types of needlepoint lace. (suggested donation $10)
Creative Design in Needlepoint Lace, by Nenia Lovesey, 1983 hardback, 144 pp. New patterns and designs in needlepoint lace. (suggested donation $10)
Pillow Lace and Bobbins, by Jeffery Hopewell. 1999 booklet, 32 pp. Describes and illustrates different varieties of lace and the tools and terms used. (suggested donation $2)
Modern Lace Designs, by Veronica Sorenson. 1984 hardback, 144 pp. A collection of bobbin lace patterns using traditional techniques, but with a modern interpretation. Bruges, Buchs Point and Torchon techniques are used. (suggested donation $10 )
A Manual of Hand-Made Bobbin Lace Work, by Margaret Maidment. 1983 hardback, 184 pp. First published in 1931, this manual includes history, materials methods and stitches of lacemaking. Separate chapters on Torchon, Cluny, Beds-Maltese, Honiton and Bucks Point Ground laces. (suggested donation $10)
Tebbs’ Art of Bobbin Lace: Reprint Including Supplement, by Louisa A. Tebbs. 1978 hardback, 184 pp. Originally published in 1907. Photographs and directions for making many types of Italian bobbin lace and Honiton applique. Folded patterns for several of the designs included in back pocket. (suggested donation $10)
100 Traditional Bobbin Lace Patterns, by Geraldine Stott & Bridget Cook. 1993 paperback, 126 pp. Color-coded diagrams for 100 traditional Bucks Point lace patterns. (suggested donation $8)
Bobbin Lace: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques, by Brigita Fuhrmann. 1985 paperback, 160 pp. History, tools, materials and techniques for making straight and tape lace. Photographs and diagrams. (suggested donation $8)
The Identification of Lace, by Pat Earnshaw. 1980 paperback, 160 pp. Photographs with descriptions and explanations of lace samples from all over the world. (suggested donation $8)
Teach Yourself Torchon Lace, by Eunice Arnold. 1979 paperback, 43 pp. Designed to teach Torchon lace to beginners. Includes special workcards.
(suggested donation $5)
Librarian, Dallas Lace Society
Duplicates from the Dallas Lace Society Library - Sept. 2016
Still available from August listing:
Miniature Bobbin Lace, by Roz Snowden. 1998 paperback, 106 pp. Large number of miniature patterns in Torchon Lace with good
instructions. (suggested donation $10)
50 New Bobbin Lace Patterns, by Claire Burkhard. 1993 paperback, 159 pp. Original mixed technique patterns. (sug. donation $10)
Plants & Flowers in Lace, by Bridget M. Cook, ed. 1995 paperback, 48 pp. Small projects with diagrams, minimal instructions.
(suggested donation $3 )
Weddings, Christenings & Anniversaries in Lace, by Bridget M. Cook, ed. 1995 paperback, 48 pp. Alphabet, edgings, and heart
patterns with diagrams. (suggested donation $3)
Pillow Lace and Bobbins, by Jeffery Hopewell. 1999 booklet, 32 pp. Describes and issustrates different varieties of lace and the tools
and terms used. (suggested donation $2)
BOOKS FOR ADOPTION
Arthiss has been very busy "editing" our library and has run across several editions that you might be interested in. The list below is the current items we have to offer. A donation to our group would be much appreciated too!
1. The Technique of Bobbin Lace, by Pamela Nottingham. 1995 paperback, 183 pp. Good instruction, diagrams and prickings for Torchon, Bucks Point, and Bedfordshire laces. (suggested donation $12 )
2. Miniature Bobbin Lace, by Roz Snowden. 1998 paperback, 106 pp. Large number of miniature patterns in Torchon Lace with good instructions. (suggested donation $10)
3. Introduction to Honiton Lace, by Susanne Thompson. 1985 paperback, 120 pp. Introduction, basic stitches, and five patterns described in great detail, getting progressively harder. (suggested donation $10)
4. 50 New Bobbin Lace Patterns, by Claire Burkhard. 1993 paperback, 159 pp. Original mixed technique patterns. (suggested donation $10)
5. Tatting: Technique & History, by Elgiva Nicholls. 1962 paperback, 128 pp. History, with a few patterns. (suggested donation $5)
6. Tatting: Patterns and Designs, by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. 1967 paperback, 96 pp. Patterns of mobiles and mats. (suggested donation $5)
7. Plants & Flowers in Lace, by Bridget M. Cook, ed. 1995 paperback, 48 pp. Small projects with diagrams, minimal instructions. (suggested donation $3)
8. Weddings, Christenings & Anniversaries in Lace, by Bridget M. Cook, ed. 1995 paperback, 48 pp. Alphabet, edgings, and heart patterns with diagrams. (suggested donation $3)
9. Pillow Lace and Bobbins, by Jeffery Hopewell. 1999 booklet, 32 pp. Describes and issustrates different varieties of lace and the tools and terms used. (suggested donation $2)
10. Tatting, a DMC Publication. 1976 booklet, 32 pp. Several patterns not found elsewhere. (2 Copies available) (suggested donation $2)
11. Tatting for Today, by Marion Leyds. 1980 DMC booklet, 27 pp. Circular motifs for ornaments and pincushions. (suggested donation $2)
12. Festive Tatting, by Marion Leyds. 1983 DMC booklet, 26 pp. Patterns for Christmas, edgings, and needle case. (suggested donation $2)
Please contact Arthiss for more information at
Library Notes; January 2014
Debbie Stone generously donated 15 books to Dallas Lace Society. Five were already in our library and were used for raffle prizes at the Christmas party thus increasing the money raised by the raffle. The other ten are now available for loan from Dallas Lace Society’s library.
Thank you Debbie.
345 Creative Designs in Bobbin Lace by Ann Collier
346 Modern Lace Designs by Veronica Sorenson
347 Tambour Work by Yusai Fukuyama
348 Knotted Lace in the Eastern Mediterranean Tradition by Elena Dickson
349 Teach Yourself Torchon Lace by Eunice Arnold
350 Kloppel-Bilder by Barbara Saupe
351 Russian Tape Lace, Step by Step, by Peggy E. Martin
352 Bobbin Lace Designs and Instruction by Ellen Lawrence
353 Schneeberger Lace by Lia Baumeister-Jonker
354 Schneeberger Lace Patterns by Lia Baumeister-Jonker
The following books were purchased for the library upon request by members:
355 Accesoires en Frivolite (Accessories in Tatting) by Peikko
356 Bijoux en Dentelle Aux Fuseaux (en fil de lin, coton, soie…metal) (Lace Jewelry (in linen thread, cotton, silk…metal)) by Collette Varet
These last two are in French and Ellie Talbourt is translating them for us.
You will find more information on these books in your library listing included with your 2014 DLS Directory.
Purchased by Dallas Lace Society –
- 298 Technique of Cantu Lace, Vera Cockuyt, English, 2000, 46 pages. History, instruction and patterns.
Donated by Dorothy Morgan –
- 95 Hand Knitted Lace, Margaret Stove, English, 1998, 184 pages. History, definitions, instructions and patterns.
299 Knitting, 19th Century Sources, Jules and Kaethe Kliot, English 1998, 160 pages. Selected segments from Weldon’s Practical Needlework magazine of the 19th century. Instruction and patterns.
- 300 Knitted Lace Patterns of Christine Duchrow, Vol. 1, Jules and Kathe Kliot, English and German, 1993, 128 pages. Early 1900 patterns of Christine Duchrow. Not for beginners. English introduction with German patterns.
- 301 Modern Lace Knitting, Second Book of, Marianne Kinzel, English, 1972, 117 pages. General instruction diagrams and charts. For the average knitter.
Donated by the estate of Pat Maca –
- 302 Designing for Bruges Flower Lace, Edna Sutton, English, 1987, 126 pages. This book was written the year of Halley’s Comet’s appearance, and the patterns are named after stars, planets and constellations extracted from astronomical references. Modern colored threads have been used to work selected pieces of lace. Instruction on designing Bruges Flower lace, patterns and prickings.
- 303 A Manual of Hand-Made Bobbin Lace Work, Margaret Maidment, English, 1983, 183 pages. Reprint of 1931 book that gives general instructions on Torchon, Cluny and Beds-Maltese, Honiton and Bucks Point Ground laces.
- 304 Braid Lace for Today, Jennifer Fisher, English, 1985, 104 pages. Progressive instructions, patterns, prickings and projects.
- 305 Traditional Lace Making, Sally Johanson, English, 1974, 84 pages. Instructions, prickings, diagrams, and patterns for making lace edgings with various grounds. Includes mounting and washing instructions.
- 306 The Cross Stitch Book, Mary Gostelow, English, 1982, 144 pages. History, designs, projects, care of and instructions.
- 307 Mounting and Using Lace, Jean Withers, English, 1986, 96 pages. Ideas of what to do with lace after you have completed the piece? A few prickings too.
- 308 Bobbin Lace Making, Pamela Nottingham, English, 1983, 96 pages. Basic instructions, patterns and prickings. Explores Tape lace, Torchon, Plaited laces, and braids and trimmings.
- 309 History of Lace; Bury Palliser, English, 1984, 536 pages. Republishing of a 1911 fourth edition of a book first published in 1875 on the history of lace-making.
- 310 History of Lace, The; Margaret Simeon, English, 1979, 144 pages. Margaret Simeon’s collection of lace chosen to show the gradual development of techniques and changes of style and design of lace from its beginnings in the sixteenth century.
- 311 Pillow or Bobbin Lace: Technique, Patterns, History; Elizabeth Mincoff and Margaret S. Marriage, English, 1987, 230 pages. A republication of the 1907 Pillow Lace: a Practical Handbook. Includes a history of lace making, a description of the tools and materials needed and an explanation of the basic techniques for Russian, Torchon, Maltese, Cluny, Plaited and Saxony Guipure laces. Patterns and instruction for fifty different designs in various types of lace.
- 312 Bobbin Lacemaking for Beginners, Amy Dawson, English, 1984, 88 pages. Reprint of 1977 publication on Torchon lace including instruction and patterns.
- 313 Beginning ‘s Gravenmoerse Lace Jewelry, Susan Wenzel. Booklet accompanying class for necklace, bracelet and earrings.
- 314 Techniek van de ‘s Gravenmoerse Kant, Belgian, English and German. Lessons, patterns and prickings.
- 315 ‘s Gravenmoerse Lace Jewelry, Julie Van der Wolff. Booklet containing patterns for necklaces, brooches and other decorations and gifts.
- 316 Christmas Lace Book, The, Christine Springett, English, 1991, 104 pages. Christmas crafts in lace.
I combined several small booklets into one binder:
- 317 Pillow Lace, Book 1 by Margaret Hamer. English Maltese lace primer.
- 318 Pillow Lace, Book 2 by Margaret Hamer. English Maltese type lace edging with corners.
- 319 Pillow Lace, Book 3 by M. Hamer and Kathleen Waller. Torchon Lace Part I
- 320 Pillow Lace, Book 4 by M. Hamer and K. Waller. Torchon Lace Part 2
- 321 Pillow Lace, Book 5 by M. Hamer and K. Waller. Point Ground Lace Part 1
- 322 Pillow Lace, Book 6 by M. Hamer and K. Waller. Point Ground Lace Part 2
- 323 Schmetterlinge, 10 Kloppelbriefe, Ulrike Lohr, Dutch, 1997, 34 pages. Butterfly and moth patterns, prickings and instructions.
- 324 Ayrshire and Other Whitework, Margaret Swain, English, 1982, 32 pages. White on white embroidery.
- 325 Needlework Tools, Eleanor Johnson, English, 1978, 32 pages. Illustrates over 200 needlework tools and related objects and describes briefly how they are used.
- 326 A Charm of French Fans, Glaisdale, English, 1982, 21 pages. Various Torchon fan motif.
- 327 Spangling the Springett Way, C. D. Springett, English, 1982, 7 pages. How to spangle bobbins.
- 328 La Dentelle aux fuseaux de A a Z, French, 48 pages. Instruction and patterns for Cluny lace.
- 329 Considerations for the Care of Textiles and Costumes, Harold F. Mailand, English, 1980, 24 pages. A handbook for the non-specialist published by the Indianapolis museum of art.
- 330 Youghal and Other Irish Laces, Pat Earnshaw, English, 1988, 36 pages. History of production and design with brief description of how Youghal is made.
- 331 An Introduction to Carrickmacross Lace, English, 1993, 11 pages. Photocopies from a class.
Lace from the Eunice Sein Koon Collection, IOLI
Making Battenburg Lace, A Beginner’s Primer, copy of old VHS
We have had some very generous book donations from two of our members the past few months. Thank you to Pat and Pat. Several of the books were duplicates or triplicates to our library holdings so we decided to hold those copies until the Christmas party. They will be part of the raffle offerings. Check your personal library so you will be ready to drop your ticket in the cup of the books that you need.
Those books are:
From Pat Kuhler;
Lace, Virginia Churchill Bath
Idrija Lace, Bridget M. Cook and Metka Tratnik
Special Occasions in Lace, Bridget M. Cook
Needle Tatting, Barbara Foster
Introduction to Needlepoint Lace, Nenia Lovesey
Venetian Gros Point Lace, Nenia Lovesey and Catherine Barley
The Technique of Honiton Lace, Elsie Luxton
Miniature Bobbin Lace, Roz Snowden
From Pat Maca;
Beginning Bobbin Lace, Gilian Dye
Bobbin Lace Braid, Gilian Dye
Bobbin Lace, Elsie H. Gubser
Bobbin Lace for Beginners, Marie Potgieter
Bobbin Lacemaking, Doris Southard
Bucks Point Lace, Geraldine Stott
The books that were added to our library are as follows:
From Pat Kuhler;
121 Honiton Lace Fillings, Christine Hawken
Kantklos Allerlei, Rijn and Leny Kolbe-van
Neue Klppelideen, Katharine Egger
From Pat Maca;
Crewel Embroidery, Shelagh Amor
Buckingham Pillow Lace, Georgina M. Roberts