This guide covers new ground in its explanations of the many and complex techniques which make up the craft of lacemaking and is divided into ten easy-to-consult sections, where alternative methods of construction are closely examined, broken down and explained step-by-step.;Commencing with starts and edges, the author describes the techniques of replacing threads and adding pairs, joinings, sewings, connections and crossings. Information is given on picots, tallies and venetian cords, together with plaits and braids. Other sections are devoted to carrying pairs, raised work, corners, curves and holes, endings, moving work under construction and the mounting of completed lace.;This volume should help lacemakers to increase their repertoire of techniques.;Bridget Cook is a lacemaker, teacher and designer whose work is known from exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures throughout Britain and Europe. She was a prize winner at the Concours International de Dentelles Miniatures in Belgium in 1981.