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These books have appeal for readers with an interest in women’s work, lace, textiles, design and social history as well as in crocheting.

The two most recent books issued in 2012 are about Irish crochet lace. As they complement each other I suggest that you read them together.

Irish Crochet Lace in Austria and France shows wonderful examples of the styles of this lace produced in large amounts in Europe early in the twentieth century. More information

The cost of this 96 page book is $A45 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A4.00 in Australia /
$A15.00 to USA, Europe and UK

Riego coverIrish Crochet Lace in the Nineteenth Century features the beautiful, imaginative and diverse crochet laces which the Irish women created in the fifty years after the famine. More information

The cost of this 88 page book is $A42 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A4.00 in Australia /
$A15.00 to USA, Europe and UK


Irish Crochet Lace CoverEarly History of Irish Crochet Lace tells the stories of the Irish people who created this new and economically important industry at the time of the Great Irish Famine.  It also shows in considerable detail what the early laces looked like. More information

I recommend that you read it together with my second book about Mlle Riego and Irish crochet. These two Irish crochet books have appeal for many people interested in textiles, social and costume history, not just crocheters.

The cost of this 64 page book is $A30 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A4.00 in Australia / $A15.00 to USA, UK and Europe

Riego coverMademoiselle Riego and Irish Crochet Lace takes a close look at the lives and work of the crochet lace designers of the Victorian era, especially of Mlle Riego de la BranchardiŹre.  This talented and prolific designer of many forms of needlework has been given the credit for ‘inventing’ Irish crochet, but his book reveals that she and the other English designers made only a very small contribution to Irish crochet design. More information

The cost of this 32 page book is $A15 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A2.80 in Australia / $A7.50 to USA, UK and Europe

The cost of packaging and postage for the two books together is the same as for the Early History book.

 

The crochet designs which Mary Card created during the first 40 years of the 20th century have enchanted generations of women around the world, but few have been readily available until now.

Mary Card’s Crochet Lace: Bird Designs presents more than 20 of Mary’s filet crochet patterns featuring birds. More information

The cost of this 56 page book is $A20 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A4.00 in Australia / $A15.00 to USA, UK and Europe

Filet Crochet CoverMary Card’s Crochet Lace: Flower Designs brings together about 30 of Mary’s floral patterns (excluding the rose, lily and carnation patterns). More information

The cost of this 72 page book is $A30 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A4.00 in Australia / $A15.00 to USA, UK and Europe

NOTE For the two Mary Card pattern books together:
$A24 to USA and $A28 to UK and Europe




Mary Card CoverMary Card: Australian Crochet Lace Designer is about the life, times and work of this gifted lady who even 60 years after her death still has a devoted following around the world. The 160 page book has about 150 illustrations and 30 pages of graphs and directions for a selection of her filet crochet designs. More information

The cost of this 160 page book is $A50 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A11.00 in Australia
$A30.00 to USA
$A37.00 to Europe and UK

Filet Crochet CoverThe technique of Filet Crochet with Mary Card Designs and Methods teaches the finer points of crochet lace. It brings together for the first time many simple techniques which will make your work easier and more attractive. The rose designs are given in modern format with detailed line drawings and stitch diagrams. Many of the methods are new. More information

The cost of this 80 page book is $A25 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A4.00 in Australia /
$A15.00 to USA, UK and Europe

 

 



Filet Crochet CoverThe Structure of Threads for Lace explains the basics of some threads sold today and how their structure may be changed during the process of lacemaking. More information

The cost of this 16 A4 page book is $A12 + P/P
Packaging and postage
$A2.30 in Australia /
$A5.00 to USA, Europe and UK

 

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