Swap ‘n Shop!

IMGP1581 Jocelyn at Lace Day Raffle 2013Swap ‘n Shop! Doesn’t that sound intriguing? We have space to offer to those who have some lace related items to sell. It’s also available to people hoping to find a lace related item that is on their wish list.

Visit here often to see what’s new! We have more items for Spring, including bobbin sets listed!

The Gazette has a number of items which can be purchased directly from the office. Shipping estimates from the Post Office are at cost.

Note: If you wish to list items, a good description and a photo would be helpful. A PDF link can be posted to give access to a longer list of items. We will forward any inquiries to you.

The “Swap” area is self serve. Contact the editor to post requests or items for sale: clgeditor @ gmail.com (add the email to your contact list).

After your items are posted, and you are connected with a buyer/seller from the Gazette office, personal transactions will no longer involve the editor, who is busy working on the next edition. She will list (or remove) items, and has been known to purchase on occasion.

Shop! Scroll down to see the long list of Books for Sale, offered at non inflated prices! We add new titles often. Books on bobbin lace, needle lace, crochet, plus other subjects, are available for those who wish to combine lace with other techniques and create their own unique project.

Scroll down to check out the Free Resources for Lace Projects. Keeping things organized is one of our main goals. These can be printed and adapted to your own unique style.

Add requests to our growing Wish List! Some items are difficult to find, but it’s exciting when another lacemaker has an item you are searching for.

Further down, check out Canadian Lacemaker Gazette Editions, all offered at sale price. See the front cover images. A list of details for each one can be found in the Editions section.

IMG_3813 Cherry Solid Ewa K                IMG_3812 Cherry Spindles Ewa K                IMG_3815 Oak Spindles Ewa K

For Sale: From a gentleman who has retired from woodworking! The bobbin rests on a felt insert which protects the bobbin as it turns. Thread winders are $65 each, plus shipping. Cherry or Oak, two styles. Limited stock is available. Contact: Ewa Kurnicka, Needlepoint Place. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.   Email: np.place@ live.com  Add the email to your address list.

New Items:

Posted in March, 2021

Swedish Roller Pillow Chava G

Project on Pillow Chava G

Blue Pillow Chava G

Details: Open link for the PDF List of items.

Email the Gazette office to connect with the Seller.

Bobbins for Sale!

The bobbins posted below are sold in sets.

IMG_3479 Ivory 10

Set of 10 bobbins, spangled.

Price: $1.50 each.

Ivory look, plastic Midland style.

Price: $15.00 CAD

IMG_3472 Ebony Style 12

Set of 12 bobbins, spangled.

Price: $1.50 each.

Ebony look, plastic Midland style.

Price: $18.00 CAD

IMG_3470 Brown 6

Set of 6 bobbins, spangled.

Price: $1.50 each.

Brown wood look, plastic Midland style.

Price: $9.00 CAD

IMG_3474 Light Wood 6

Set of 6 bobbins, spangled.

Price: $2.00 each.

Light colour, various wood.

Hand turned, Midland style.

Price: $12.00 CAD

IMG_3475 Wood 6

Set of 6 bobbins, spangled.

Price: $2.00 each.

Medium colour, various wood.

Hand turned, Midland style.

Price: $12.00 CAD

IMG_3476 Wood 4

Set of 4 bobbins, spangled.

Price: $2.00 each.

Mixed colours, various wood.

Hand turned, Midland style.

Price: $8.00 CAD

IMG_3473 Danish 12 Wood

Set of 12 bobbins.

Price: $1.50 each.

Light finish, Hand turned wood.

Continental style.

Price: $18.00 CAD


The resources listed below are available for a limited time. Check back again for new offerings. We hope the items will assist you on your lace journey!

Orders: All titles are available unless there is a sale in process. Some books are On Hold until a sale is final. Titles are removed after sales are complete.

Email the titles of the book(s) you are interested in purchasing to: clgeditor@gmail.com (Add the email to your address list).

We ship world wide! A name and address is needed for a shipping estimate. Shipping is at cost. Items will be held and shipped after funds are received. Cheque or money order, PayPal or Bank e-Transfer. Thank you for your interest in lace!

4020596 Snowflakes SOLD! 101 Snowflakes by Delsie Rhoades and Kathy Wesley, published by American School of Needlework, 1995. Soft cover, 80 pages, black and white. The covers show images of finished snowflakes in color. General directions are given for materials, plus finishing instructions on starching and blocking. Stitch quides and conversions are included. Follows are the instructions for 101 snowflake patterns. Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.

SOLD! 75 Quick & Easy Bobbin Lace Patterns by Veronica Sorenson. 2002. This is a hard cover book with 144 pages. The chapters include Small Motifs; Christmas Lace; Animal Kingdom; Mat Edgings; Lace for Weddings; Picture Frames; Earrings; Handkerchiefs; Flight of Fancy; All-Lace Mats. The book contains simple patterns in Torchon, Beds, Honiton, Schneeberg, Bruges, and Russian tape lace. Four Languages: English, German, Dutch and French. Like new. Price: $30.00 CAD and shipping.

MountmellickBeginner’s Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery. Pat Trott. 2012. Needle based techniques could be combined with bobbin lace for a special project. The introduction to the technique follows with general information including materials, fabric, threads, needles, frames. Next is a list of thirteen stitches used in Mountmellick designs. Step by step instructions are followed by a number of patterns, 64 pages, colour. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Scan Binche LaceBinche Lace by Michael Giusiana and Linda Dunn, 1989. Hard cover, first edition, 96 pages. The book begins with a short study of Belgian lace: Flanders, Point de Paris and Valenciennes. Photos of actual lace, basic structure and sample patterns are included for all three types of lace. Binche lace follows with samples of grounds, and large diagrams showing the thread paths, to assist the newcomer to this lace. A variety of snowflakes used in grounds and fillings are well covered. Bookmarks and several more complex patterns complete the book, including the one on the cover.  Price $30.00 CAD and shipping.

Scan Bobbin Lace in Photographs CVSOLD! Bobbin Lace in Photographs by Cynthia Voysey. 1987. First edition, hard cover, 127 pages. This book has large photos of lace found in private collections and in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. The pieces are from the seventeenth century to the present day. For a number of pieces there is a photo of the lace and then close up photos of different sections. The lace is arranged by date with the lace photos in chronological order. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Scan Bobbin Lace Making NottinghamBobbin Lace Making. Pamela Nottingham. 1989. Soft cover, 96 pages. The author covers Equipment and Materials, Preparation, Basic Stitches, Tape Lace, Adaptation and Use of Tape Lace, Torchon Lace, Plaited Laces, Braids and Trimmings, Mounting Lace, Twenty Patterns for Pleasure. Torchon and Bedfordshire lace are the main types of lace covered. A variety of interesting patterns are included, some are well suited to beginners: edgings, bookmarks and motifs, including a swan. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Scan Bobbin Lacemaking Southard RedBobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard. 1983, soft cover, 216 pages. The author uses the method of twist/cross which is very good for those using a bolster where the passive threads hang parallel. With experience, cross/twist can be used on any pattern. Opening chapters are “History of Bobbin Lace” and “Getting Started: The Pillow; Bobbins, Old and New”. The 12 lesson chapters titles are: Braids; Edgings; Sewing edge; Fans; Spiders; Rose ground; Turning a corner; Begin without directions; Laces with Gimp; Squares, Petals, and Picots; Laces made on a Flat Pillow; Other kinds of Laces. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Scan CLG Volume 8 1994 Pattern SupplementCanadian Lacemaker Gazette Volume 8, 1994 Pattern Supplement.24 pages, black and white. Using lace samples from an old lace dealer’s pattern book, members of the Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers participated in a pattern drafting exercise. For comparison, edgings and insertions have photos of the original lace samples plus the new or revised patterns. Working diagrams, bobbin placement, number of pairs, and photos of the reworked lace are included. 21 patterns, mostly Torchon, narrow and wide, some have gimps, one Bedfordshire pattern. Insertions could be revised for bookmarks. A lovely collection. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

Christmas Snowflakes

SOLD! Christmas Ornaments & Snowflakes in Crochet Thread. American School of Needlework. 1984. 17 pages, soft cover booklet. Black and white images, (color images of finished projects are on the front and back covers). General instructions include abbreviations and symbols. Projects: two angels, a heart, a hot air balloon, stocking, star, wreath, tree, a set of three bells, plus eight snowflakes. This booklet has been well used, out of print. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.


Crafting the Mosaic: Celebrating 75 Years of Craft in Manitoba. Hard cover, 102 pages, colour. The theme for the introduction is “Craft: Inextricable Connections”. The book contains photos of a variety of artwork, collected over time. Many finished pieces are normally in storage. Examples are from local sources and from other countries. Here is an art gallery in book form! Lace items are included. Samples are from the following: Ayrshire, embroidery, loom weaving, beadwork, pottery and ceramics, baskets, quilting, soap carving, quillwork, batik, knitting, macramé, tatting, Irish crochet, a Battenburg collar, handkerchief with Heart of Denmark lace edging, Hardanger, drawn thread, a needlelace collar, hooked rugs, woodwork, glass making, filet, reticella, finger weaving, doll making.  A lovely gift art/ craft history book. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

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Elegant Stitches: An Illustrated Stitch Guide and Source Book of Inspiration by Judith Baker Montano. 1995. A small coil bound book with 176 pages. Needle based stitches are grouped by type. One chapter is devoted to crazy quilt combinations. Needle techniques with many finished colour photos. Techniques could be combined with lace to make a unique gift for anyone who enjoys nice things. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

Flanders Lace

SOLD! Flanders Lace: a step~by~step guide. Mary Niven. Soft cover, 120 pages, colour. The introduction explains various Flanders laces including Old Flanders, Mechelen, Valencienne and Binche. Follows is a chapter on equipment, including details about the Belgian colour-coding system. Next chapters are the Flanders ground, pea motifs, corners, chevrons and wavy edges, holes, beginning and ending, double pointed corners, fillings, advanced patterns. A glossary and grids for lace pattern drafting complete the book. Price: $40.00 CAD and shipping.

IMG_2178 Honiton Lace A Practical Guide CWSOLD! Honiton Lace – A Practical Guide by Cynthia Voysey. Soft cover, 93 pages, 1991. Clear diagrams and descriptions for beginners as they work through six patterns. Threads used to work the patterns are size 120 and size 170. Patterns explore leaves, flowers, stems, scrolls, roses. Basics for Honiton Lace, including getting started, are covered, plus details for ribbed tendrils, leadwork, diamond fillings, purl pin bars, four pin, ‘toad in the hole’ variations and others. Honiton bobbins, shown on the cover are recommended, or others that are light weight and suitable for sewings can be used. An index follows with pages indicated. Lovely patterns and good clear instructions. Price: $15.00 CAD plus shipping.

Huck Adventures

Huck Adventures. Michiko Kuge. Lacis. Translation from Japanese, 2001. Soft cover, 86 pages, color. For those who love working with a needle, the book contains 48 projects. Drawstring bags, handbags, shoulder bags, children’s tote bags, a sewing kit, eyeglass cases, clutch purses, pen case, an apron, table runners, pillows, tablecloth, floor cushion, room dividers. Add a bobbin lace or other type of lace edging to a project for a unique effect. Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.

Intro to Honiton Lace

Introduction to Honiton Lace. Susanne Thompson. 1985. Hard cover, 120 pages, black and white. This book is written for those who are new to Honiton lace. The first chapters are about equipment, preparation, and basic lacemaking stitches. The patterns follow, giving needed details and the patterns progress in difficulty. Starting with a basic flower, other floral designs follow, and include a Trillium motif. The techniques are detailed and easy to follow. Final info is on mounting and designing patterns. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

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Lace by Virginia Churchill Bath, 1974. Hard cover, 320 pages. First edition. This large size book begins with history and development of lace techniques. Main chapters cover Netted Lace, Needle Lace, Bobbin Lace and Mixed Lace. The book has many large photos of finished lace, diagrams showing lace structure and a few patterns. A good reference book that promises many hours of reading. Price: $15.00 CAD and shipping.

Lace UK Guild Cover

SOLD! Lace. Lace Guild, United Kingdom. Soft cover, 52 pages, black and white. This book is a collection of many patterns! Traditional ones, plus others created by members of the guild. A pricking/ pattern plus a photo of the finished lace. Pairs and threads are noted for each. Torchon, Bedfordshire, Tape Lace, three dimensional flowers, Bucks Point, Honiton. Some are adapted from patterns in the Luton Museum and Art Gallery. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

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Learn Lacecraft by Audrey Vincente Dean, 1990. Soft cover, 64 pages. The author has divided the information into four main headings: Lace in the Home; Lace and Needlework; Lace and Crafts; and Sewing with Lace. Ideas such as pillows, bolsters, lace baskets, sugared lace, collages, lace flowers, dyed lace, tree trim ornaments, or wearable lace, such as an heirloom baby gown. Combining lace with other crafts is the theme and many wonderful photographs accompany the ideas. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

Lessons in Bobbin Lacemaking by Doris Southard. 216 pages, soft cover, 1992. The book continues to be popular with beginning lacemakers as well as collectors. Lessons and patterns are extensive throughout. The author uses the method of twist/cross which is very good for those using a bolster where the passive threads hang parallel. With experience, cross/twist can be used on any pattern. Opening chapters are “History of Bobbin Lace” and “Getting Started: The Pillow; Bobbins, Old and New”. There are 12 lesson chapters covering Braids, Edgings, Sewing edge, Fans, Spiders, Rose ground, Turning a corner, Begin without directions, Laces with Gimp, Squares Petals and Picots, Laces made on a Flat Pillow, Other kinds of Laces. (Crease in top right corner). Price: $15.00 CAD and shipping.

Mediterranean Knotted Lace Swap n ShopMediterranean Knotted Lace by Elena Dickson, 144 pages, soft cover, 2005. This lovely book has clear instructions and photos showing the work in progress and many finished pieces, both large and small. Elena lives in Australia and has been teaching knotted lace since 1987 in her home country and at conventions in the USA. If you are interested in trying a new lace technique, this would be a very good start. Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.

Needlelace CB

Needlelace: Designs and Techniques Classic and Contemporary. Catherine Barley. 1995. Hard cover, 176 pages, colour. Part 1: Traditional Techniques includes Gros Point de Venise, Hollie Point, Point de Gaze, Scrolls, and Classic needlelace, with some antique samples. Part 2: Bridal Accessories has a purse with a flower, a coronet and shoe rosettes. Part 3: Contemporary projects, three dimensional strawberries, other flowers, a butterfly, a gardenia and a lovely swan with raised wings. The projects can be framed. Part 4 has a selection of patterns. Price: $30.00 CAD and shipping.

See the source imageNeedlepoint Lace: Designs from the Countryside. Doreen Holmes. 1991. Hard cover, 144 pages, colour. The author has explored countryside themes and offers a number of floral motifs and landscapes. The stitches and techniques are covered in the beginning chapter. Follows is a variety of patterns from simple to more complex. A design library, giving additional ideas, completes the book. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Needlelace Town

Needlepoint Lace: Designs from the Town. Doreen Holmes. 1994. Hard cover, 127 pages, colour. This book contains a variety of designs, which could be adapted to create one’s own personal design. The Apothecary’s shop is one example. Others are of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, or the Tower Bridge, shown on the cover. Some of the designs are of medallions, trees, people, and floral designs, which cover many possibilities. The section on stitches gives essential information to beginners of this technique. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

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IMG_3485 Lace 2SOLD! Piecework: Lace 6th Annual Issue, May/June 2013

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Article: The Flowers of Flanders: Seventeenth-Century Flemish Bobbin Tape Lace, plus flower pattern/instructions.

Pillow Lace MMPillow Lace A Practical Hand-Book. (One copy is available). Elizabeth Mincoff & Margaret S. Marriage. 1981. Hard Copy, 231 pages, black and white. The authors discuss the varieties of pillow lace. Chapters include Russian Lace, Torchon Lace, Maltese and Cluny Lace, Plaited Lace and Saxony Guipure. The book includes pattern sheets inserted inside the back cover for a number of laces found in the book. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

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Pillow Lace and Bobbins. (one copy is available). Jeffery Hopewell. 1994. 32 pages. This booklet is packed full of photos of different types of lace as well as many pages of bobbins, photos and info on bobbin winders, spangles, bolsters and other pillows, plus lacemakers at work. The author gives info on English lace plus contributions from Belgium and France to lacemaking. Price: $5.00 CAD and shipping.

Practical SPractical Skills in Bobbin LaceBridget M. Cook. 1987. Soft cover, 208 pages, black and white. The author illustrates bobbin lacemaking with many enlarged close up images showing clear thread paths. She gives a detailed account of the techniques along with photos of the finished lace. Ten sections cover many topics such as adding and removing pairs, sewings, corners and curves, holes, picots, tallies, Venetian cords, raised work, cordonnet, gimps and beads. Price: $30.00 CAD and shipping.

Queen Victoria Wedding Dress SLQueen Victoria’s Wedding Dress and Lace. Kay Staniland and Santina M. Levey. Museum of London, 1983. Soft cover booklet, 32 pages, black and white images. The authors have researched the history of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and have included a number of close up photos showing the details of the lace. The book includes interesting stories of the royal family in the Victorian era and is a history of the Honiton lace industry and its revival. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

RedouteRedouté’s Finest Flowers in Embroidery. Trish Burr. 2002. Soft cover, 95 pages, colour. This is an exquisite book of flowers. A stitch glossary has instructions for each stitch needed for the projects. Needle based projects could be combined with bobbin lace or other lace to make a special heirloom. Price: $30.00 CAD and shipping.

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Schwalm Whitework: The Exquisite Regional Embroidery of Germany by Renate Fernau. 2000. Lacis Publications, soft cover, English text. Needlelace techniques, with 72 pages of lovely designs, instruction on a variety of stitches, clear stitch diagrams, colour photos of finished projects. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

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Seasonal Samplings in Hardanger Embroidery. Carolyn Mitchell. 1996. Soft cover, 32 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ The author is a well known instructor in Hardanger technique and the projects cover a range of skill levels. Clear guidelines are given, along with charts and photos to illustrate the steps from beginning to finished project. The front cover shows decorative cones in two sizes, padded ornaments and buttonholed ornaments. Finishing instructions are given, including tassels. Beads are added in a number of projects. Knowledge of Hardanger filling stitches will be helpful. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

IMG_3533 WithofSOLD! Sluis and Withof Duchesse. Part 1: Sluis 1913 – 1935. © Anneke Reijs, 1992. Coil bound, soft cover, 22cm x 28cm, black/white, 108 pages. The author has written an extensive study of this well-known technique. She was assisted by Sister Judith, who attended the Sluis Lace School from 1925 – 1935. The motto “everything that makes the lace more beautiful is right” was later used by Sister Judith during her teaching years, starting in the 1980s. The manual has fourteen chapters. Practical hints and general directions are found at the beginning. Then directions in setting up patterns. Subjects include braids, fillings, ribs, flowers, leaves, scrolls, balls, points, rivers, and raised veins. Patterns, diagrams, and photos of finished lace accompany the step-by-step directions. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

Special Effects

Special Effects in Bobbin Lace: Over 20 Patterns Using Colour in Bobbin Lace. Sandi Woods. 1998. Hard cover, 126 pages, colour. Chapter headings are ‘Getting Started with Colour, Painting with Threads, and Explaining Ideas’.  The well-known author explores several of her original patterns using Milanese lace techniques with a variety of coloured threads. Patterns vary in size and difficulty. A list of suppliers, further reading and an index completes the book. Inspiration at its best. Price: $35.00 CAD and shipping.

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Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman. 1995. Soft cover, 32 pages. The author’s Introduction chapter has step-by-step illustrations on the technique, plus notes on picots, reverse work and joining, finishing, blocking and working with beads. Next are suggestions on decorating with Snowflakes plus abbreviations used in the instructions. Following are forty patterns for a variety of tatted snowflakes of different sizes. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

CanvasworkSOLD! The Anchor Book of Canvaswork Embroidery Stitches. 2003. Soft cover, 128 pages, colour. This booklet has close to fifty designs and each highlights a certain stitch technique, resulting in a variety of colour schemes and textures. The stitches begin with Algerian Filling Stitch and end with Velvet Stitch, all are in alphabetical order making this an excellent reference book for each stitch. The final section gives further details for the more complex designs, using Anchor threads. Creative persons are encouraged to attempt their own design. The finished pieces could make a lovely pin cushion with a lace edging. Price: $10.00 CAD and shipping.

The Bobbin Lace Manual GSSOLD! The Bobbin Lace Manual by Geraldine Stott, 1988, reprinted 1992. Excellent for those just beginning bobbin lace! The author has laid out 27 lessons in order of difficulty, beginning with a sampler and ending with the butterfly on the cover. Each lesson introduces at least one new skill. Lacemakers are encouraged to experiment and try to add a personal touch to their lace. The patterns are colour coded! Thread paths are clearly indicated. Finishing instructions are included.  This is a very good reference manual for new lacemakers. Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.

Christmas Book CSSOLD! The Christmas Lace Book.Christine Springett. 1991. Soft cover, 104 pages, black and white. The author is well known and gives step-by-step details for all designs: Christmas cards, gift tags, borders, tree decorations, lace circles, window and wall hangings, sachets, bookmarks, rings and decorated Christmas balls. Thread diagrams, prickings and photos of finished projects. Window or tree decorations, plus designs for bookmarks are included. Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.


SOLD! The Craft of Temari. 2002. Mary Wood. Soft cover, 64 pages, colour. The book starts with an introduction to this technique, plus a list of equipment and materials. Details on how to begin follows in the next chapter. The two main chapters focus on simple temari designs and complex temari designs. Perhaps a lace border could be attached to embellish a finished temari ball. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Hawaiian Quilt

The Hawaiian Quilt The Tradition Continues by Poakalani and John Serrao. 2007. Soft cover, 100 pages, colour. The beginning preface is “The Hawaiian Quilt…and Where it All Began”. The first part of the book is a gallery of beautiful finished quilts of different sizes, includes names of the designers and quilters. The second section has information on “Creating your Masterpiece”. Section three has fifteen patterns for smaller projects: some are 22 inch square designs for pillow tops and others are 45 inch square designs for wall hangings. A two page glossary contains Hawaiian traditional names and general quilting terms. A small project with a lace border would be possible! Price: $25.00 CAD and shipping.

Bucks point Lace insert

The Technique of Bucks Point Lace. Pamela Nottingham. 1982. Hard cover, 168 pages, black and white. The author introduces the technique and has chapters on narrow edgings, the use of gimp threads, corners, grounds, drafting patterns from lace, and designing new patterns. The well known patterns have names, such as Duke’s garter or Gretchen, etc. The book concludes with a collection of old patterns and then some grids for those who have interest in exploring design and creating their own patterns. Price: $35.00 CAD and shipping.

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The Technique of Torchon Lace. Pamela Notttingham. 1979. Hard cover, 160 pages, black and white. The author has several patterns and instruction to start making Torchon lace. Starting with basics, the next chapters proceed with information on narrow edgings, circular motifs, square and rectangular mats, a variety of stitches, triangles, circular edgings and collars, plaits and picots, with hints on beginning and ending. A number of grids are included at the end of the book. Price: $35.00 CAD and shipping.

Thistles, roses Jean Leader

SOLD! Thistles, roses, daffodils and shamrocks: 4 Bookmarks using Bedfordshire lace techniques by Jean Leader, 1992. Coil bound, clear covers, 15 pages, black and white. The well known author gives details for each design and recommends ‘a good knowledge of the techniques’. The first chapter has general instructions, including starting and finishing, adding and removing pairs, etc. The patterns follow. Enlarged diagrams illustrate thread paths of the main motifs and leaves. Price $15.00 CAD and shipping.

Thomas L

Thomas Lester, his Lace and the East Midlands Industry 1820 – 1905. Anne Buck. 1981. Hard cover, 108 pages, black and white. The book gives insight into the era and the relationships that were essential to the growth of the lace industry at the time. Of interest are the collection of lace samples and some smaller patterns with dates, circa 1941-1944. The samples are from originals, signed in 1857. Photos of very large Bedfordshire laces throughout. Price: $20.00 CAD and shipping.

Additional Resources for Lace Projects

IMG_7975 Threads for Website

Click on the link below to see an example of our Thread Inventory page. Print and keep a record of your threads.  This format is ideal for a binder. Save threads by type: one page for cotton, linen, metallics, etc. Take the list along when shopping for new threads. Another option is to use your cell phone to take a photo of the page(s) for a reference of threads you already have in your stash.

♥ CLG Thread Inventory

IMG_8028 Bobbins square image webFound! The Canadian Lacemaker Gazette has a Bobbin Inventory page for those interested in keeping track of their bobbins. See the PDF attached, with thanks to our Gazette Editorial Team in Ottawa, 1999. French and English text.

♥ CLG Bobbin Inventory

IMG_8026-1 Website Project ImageDo you have a few lace projects underway at any given time? Here is a handy page for keeping track of your lace project details. Add a photo of your project so you can see at a glance which bobbins are being used, which pillow, etc. If you are hunting for bobbins you own and they are not in storage, this may help narrow the search!

A Place for Everything…One idea is to insert a sheet protector into the binder to hold all the details: The project record sheet, a photo, the pattern info, the pricking, and thread samples wrapped around a bookmark length of cardstock. Write down thread info next to each of the samples. This makes it easy to find everything needed to make more lace from the same pattern. Consider teaching others once you have mastered a certain pattern!

♥ CLG Lace Projects Record (horizontal)

 ♥ CLG Lace Projects Record 2 (vertical)

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New! As lacemakers, we tend to collect books and other resources and add them to our growing library. Below is a handy chart to record your library titles. This is a sample format which can be adapted. Suggestions are to record the type of resource: examples are hard cover books (HC), soft cover items (SC), booklets, folders, duotangs.

Books can be shelved by subject and/or in alphabetical order by title. Some may want to sort their library by using codes according to the type of lace and make a record of the price paid. In any case, it’s up to each individual lacemaker! Have fun with it.

Below is a link to the PDF Library page, as well as an optional list of two letter codes for your personal use. The PDF can be used to create an Excel file for sorting by title, subject, author, etc. This is a handy tool for keeping track of lace resources you already own!

♥ Lace Library Resources

♥ Lace Resource Library Codes


005Wanted: More Bookmarks A Lace Guild Publication. 32 pages, currently not available from the Lace Guild. Please contact the Gazette office with a price and shipping cost to Canadian address: clgeditor @ gmail.com (add the email to your address list) if you have a copy to offer!

Roller Pillow Gladys LWanted to Buy! My father made roller pillows in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. I have moved three times since he gave me mine and unfortunately have managed to keep the roller, but the pillow base with the drawer in it has gone missing. I would dearly love to replace it. If anyone has a roller pillow which was purchased from Syd Rose, I would love to purchase it from you. Please contact the Gazette office: clgeditor @ gmail.com if you are interested in selling yours. Gladys L, British Columbia, Canada

Torchon Lace Rings cropped pubWanted: Torchon Lace Rings by Alice Vokac, edited by Christine Johnson, 2011. This coil ring bound booklet was a fundraiser for the OIDFA Adelaide Congress. Contact the editor with price and shipping cost.

Sterne Cover CMWanted: Sterne by Christine Mirecki. Designs can be used for bangles.

Wanted: Variations on a Theme: Bobbin Lacemaking Patterns for the Complete Beginner by Jennifer Ford, 1992.  Coil bound.  Cover image not available.

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Wanted: Fri Knipling by Jana Novak, 1985. ISBN 87-418-7095-6 Contact the editor with the price and shipping to a Canadian address.

Wanted: Some are interested in a Bobbin Swap or a Thread Swap. Does your stash have interesting threads or bobbins you would love to pass along to someone else? Are you looking for threads or bobbins that are hard to find? Perhaps you would like to connect by creating a Wish List! 

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Gazette Vol. 35 is now complete! See information posted in the Editions section. Questions? Email: clgeditor @gmail.com [Add the email to your address list.]

Gift Editions (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) can be sent bundled in one package. Give a gift to a special lacemaker! See below for prices.

♥ We are offering Vol. 28 – Vol. 35 editions at sale price! Individual editions are only $5 each. A sample edition includes free shipping for one edition in Canada. Inquire about shipping larger orders within Canada or to other countries.

Complete sets of four editions are available for $20 in Canada; US $22 (US Funds); Overseas $35CAD equivalent, includes free shipping for one set of four editions. Cheques in your currency, PayPal (add $2 for fees deducted from CLG) or Bank e-Transfer is accepted. Inquire about a shipping estimate for larger orders.

These are packed full of information to inspire and encourage lacemaking. The Gazette Editions section has a list of details for each one. Article titles and authors are listed. Inquire about past editions prior to Vol. 28. There are limited copies available for some earlier editions. Post a request in Swap ‘n Shop if needed.

Posted below are front cover images from Volume 35. Scroll down to see other editions! If you know of someone who is not a regular subscriber and would love to read more about lacemaking, consider giving a Gift! Packages can be mailed directly from CLG if you wish.

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Posted are front cover images from Volume 34. Scroll down to see other editions!

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Posted are front cover images from Volume 33. Scroll down to see other editions!

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Posted below are front cover images from Volume 32. Scroll down to see other editions!

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Posted below are front cover images from Volume 31. The Editions has details for each one. Send a gift to a special lacemaker!

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If you know of someone who is not a regular subscriber and would love to read more about lacemaking, consider giving a Gift! Packages can be mailed directly from CLG if you wish. This is a good bargain for a lace group library as well, build your reference collection!

Volume 30 editions are available, our 30th year in production! The Gazette Editions section has details for each one: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Posted below are front cover images.

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Volume 29 editions are available. The Gazette Editions section has details for each one: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

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Volume 28 editions are available, supply is limited. The Gazette Editions section has details for each one: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Posted below are the front cover images.

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