Jean Leader is a lacemaker, designer and teacher with experience in a wide range of laces. She teaches weekly classes in Glasgow, Scotland, where she lives, and has taught longer workshops in other parts of Britain, the USA and Australia. Her work has been exhibited in Britain and at international lace festivals in Europe. She has contributed articles and patterns to lace-related magazines, produced a lace identification app for the iPhone, published five books on Bedfordshire and Bucks Point lace, and made DVDs on Color in Torchon and Intermediate Skills in Bucks Point Lace.
This DVD will show you how using colors can transform a simple Bedfordshire pattern and provide endless possibilities for experimentation. The patterns are designed to show how adding extra twists to windmill crossings can control how pairs move through the lace, how pairs of a different color can be hidden inside a leaf-shaped tally, and how adding a single bobbin of another color can add additional interest to a pattern. Detailed instructions for working two bookmarks and a plaited edging are provided, together with additional patterns for two small circular motifs.
The instructions assume that you know how to wind bobbins, make a pricking, and work the basic stitches; but starting and finishing, working plaits, picots, tallies and a footside edge are all explained step by step.