Wrap Yourself Up in Lace

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Inna Voltchkova’s glorious Silken Fog Stole project for knitters.

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A pretty tatted edging, as seen on page 64 of PieceWork’s May/June 2015 issue.

Since the September/October 1993 issue, more than 200 articles and projects on lace—bobbin, needle, knitted, tatted, or crocheted have appeared in PieceWork. There is just something about lace!

The following excerpt from Jules Kliot’s “The Enigma of Lace” (January/February 2001) captures the spell that lace has cast over so many throughout the ages:

Lace was not an isolated creation, it was the expression of artists; it was the challenge for the botanist, who developed the finest of all linen plants; it was the challenge for the technicians who learned to spin the finest of threads; it was the challenge for the pattern maker to make the intricate pierced patterns, carefully planning the course of every thread and deciding the placement of every stitch (numbering into the hundreds for every square inch); and it was the challenge for the lacemaker who put it all together into the glorious pieces destined for the courts of kings and the messengers of God.

Our 8th annual special Lace Issue is now available, and with it we continue our homage to magnificent lace. Included are Inna Voltchkova’s glorious Silken Fog Stole project for knitters and a sweet tatted edging.

Do wrap yourself up in lace!

Jeane