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Torchon lacemaking is a textile art steeped in tradition - the skills required are often perceived to be beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. In this practical book, Jan Tregidgo describes those skills through a step-by-step guide and makes them accessible to all. She explains traditional techniques through a series of specially designed samplers, which can be worked in order by the beginner or in any order they choose by the more experienced. Although colour is not traditional in bobbin lace, it has been used here to great effect so the path of each thread can be clearly followed through the sampler.
Jan Tregidgo has been making bobbin lace for 30 years and teaching lacemaking for more than 20 years. She was awarded a medal of excellence by the Lace Guild in 2007 for her lacemaking skills.