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A Taste of Honiton eBook: Honiton Bobbin Lace Flower Motif to Make

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Honiton Bobbin Lace Flower Motif to Make

Honiton lace originated in Devonshire, England, in the sixteenth century, but it did not become a noncontinuous floral lace until the seventeenth century. Over time, it evolved further with changing grounds between the lace motifs and variations in design.

Today, it is recognized as one of England’s loveliest laces. The motifs of Honiton lace are made first and then joined together by a bobbin- or needle-made mesh or brides (guipure) or appliquéd to machine-made net. Typical motifs include roses, thistles, leaves, birds, bees, and butterflies.

This project is a small motif with a flower, leaf, and scrolled rib. Included in this eBook:

  • Prickings
  • Working Diagram
  • Honiton Lace Tools and Thread
  • Dressing the Honiton Pillow
  • Winding Bobbins
  • Making the Lace
  • Other Techniques
  • Bobbin Lace Stitch Glossary
  • Further Resources
  • Bobbin Lace Supplies

Download A Taste of Honiton today!