Review: Learn Bruges Lace by Ellen Gormley
I recently picked up Learn Bruges Lace, the latest book by Ellen Gormley, author of Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook.
Bruges lace is a lovely style of crochet that imitates the ornate lace work done on bobbins. For those who are not familiar with the technique, this step by step technique book provides a simple and effective way to learn. After a brief history of Bruges lace, the first half of the book contains 16 pages of easy to follow stitch patterns. There are ten patterns in total, each with a picture tutorial, clearly written instructions and symbol diagram.
The second half of the book contains eight different projects. The variety of patterns include, a bracelet, two scarves, a blanket, three hats and a cowl. Each pattern also includes a symbol diagram as well as a detailed photo of the finished item.
Lastly, readers are also provides a metric conversion chart and stitch guide at the back of the book for reference.
I was very pleased to be introduced to this style of crochet and think that Learn bruges lace is an ideal starting point for any crochet hobbyist. I very much enjoyed the design and variety of patterns, as well as the layout of the instructional information. The photos are visually appealing and detailed enough for a thorough understanding of the stitches.
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