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In this issue, you’ll discover lace traditions from England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, India, America, and Japan. Articles and projects cover knitted, tatted (both needle and shuttle), crocheted, and bobbin lace.

Lace as a means of survival is the focus of Christopher Phillips’s “Victoria’s Passion,” as he relates how the queen’s commissions for lace from localities that had fallen on hard time “often provided income that was much welcomed.” These royal commissions extended throughout the United Kingdom even as far as Malta, an island nation in the Mediterranean that was part of the British Empire from 1800 to 1964. Whatever the form of lace—bobbin, needle, knitted, or crocheted— Victoria championed them all.

Enjoy. I do hope this special issue will make you want to wrap yourself up in lace!

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Features & Projects

Queen Victoria’s Stockings to Knit—A Modern Take
Debbie O’Neill
Japanese Feather Scarf
A Lacy Scarf to Shuttle-Tat
Tomoko Morimoto
Lacy Bridal Headpiece to Crochet
Theresa Cromyak

Volume XXII, Number 3

The Dodd Shawl
Evelyn A. Clark

Rachel Lace Shawl to Knit
Evelyn A. Clark

Invisible Lacemakers: The Needlework of Venetian Nuns
Isabella Campagnol

Needle Tatting: An Almost Hidden Art
Barbara Foster

Learning to Needle-Tat
Jane Fournier

A Needle-Tatted Lace Edging and Corner to Make
Edging designed by Barbara Foster; corner designed by Leisa ReFalo

Pine Tree Stole: An Orenburg Classic to Knit
Galina A. Khmeleva

A Family Tradition: Clones Lace Christening Robe and Bonnet
Máire Treanor

Christening Bonnet to Irish Crochet
Máire Treanor

Victoria’s Passion: Queen Victoria’s Unremitting Love of All Things Lace
Christopher John Brooke Phillips

Queen Victoria’s Stockings to Knit—a Modern Take
Debbie O’Neill

Lacemaking in the Basel Mission in India, 1839–1914
Jennifer M. Jenkins

Japanese Feather Scarf

A Lacy Scarf to Shuttle Tat
Tomoko Morimoto

Hooked: The Crocheting Lukasiks
Mary Polityka Bush

Lacy Bridal Headpiece to Crochet
Theresa Cromyak

Falling for Bobbin Lace
Dianna Smith