This section of my website has been split into a number of different galleries. Some of the Galleries have been split into a number of different parts, The images are detailed so they might take a longer than normal to download if you are on a slow connection.
- Binche is a continuous bobbin lace from the Flanders region on Belgium. It is worked in a relatively fine thread (generally Egyptian gassed No 80 and finer). It is a mix of cloth areas (‘full work’) surrounded by a wide variety of ground stitches. Binche is related to other Belgian laces such as Flanders and Paris but where as these are dominated by the one ground which the name of the lace comes from Binche has Flanders, Paris and snowflake grounds, plus many others.
- Honiton is a non continuous bobbin lace originating from the Honiton area of Devon. It is worked in fine thread (generally Egyptian gassed 170 now although older versions used even finer thread). Honiton is known as the queen of English laces. The flounce on Queen Victoria’s wedding dress was Honiton lace as is the lace on the original Royal Christening robe
- Flanders lace is a Belgian lace, it has less decorated grounds than Binche and gimps rather than inner rings in cloth areas.
- Chantilly is a French Point Ground lace. I started learning this lace in July 2017, more information and a link to some images will appear shortly.
- Chrysanthemum lace is a braid lace, it uses some of the techniques of Brugge flower, it’s actual origin is unclear with a number of different regions inn Europe claiming it as theirs
- Brugge flower lace is a braid lace, it is traditionally worked in linen
- My beading gallery has nothing to do with lace, I follow other peoples patterns – the beading I do is a lot easier than the lacemaking