Author(s): Margaret Morgan
Once used primarily for fishing, netting now works beautifully as a base for filet lace. While many lacemakers use commercially available varieties, Margaret Morgan wanted unique sizes and colors. So she began to make her own. Here she explains the equipment she uses and the traditional techniques she's gathered from old source material, and provides 40 patterns with instructions for creating different shapes and edgings. Use the lace for scarves, shawls, place mats, doilies, and even miniature items for a doll's house.
Margaret Morgan is a member of the Australian Lace Guild and the Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia and has been taking classes in filet lace and netting for over twenty years. She is also a miniaturist, and a member of the Miniature Needlework Society, and for many years ran a business called "Thumbelina", designing and selling miniature embroidery kits for dolls houses. In 2005 Margaret retired and she and her husband moved to a four acre property near the South Australian country town of Yankalilla. It was then that she wrote her book Filet Lace, Stitches & Patterns, which was published in 2006. Since then, while still taking the occasional workshop in filet lace or netting and regularly attending local craft groups, she has been dividing her time among her passions: designing and stitching filet lace, netting and miniature embroideries; gardening; and local history research.
Acknowledgements Introduction SECTION 1: TECHNIQUES Chapter 1: Equipment Chapter 2: Basic knots and simple netting Chapter 3: Stitches Chapter 4: Edgings Chapter 5: Advanced techniques SECTION 2: PATTERNS Chapter 6: Scarves and shawls Chapter 7: Lace Chapter 8: Miniatures Chapter 9: Photo gallery Appendix 1: Filet patterns Appendix 2: Glossary of terms and index of stitches Bibliography