"In this book Nancie Wiseman recreates and illustrates patterns from an old lace knitting notebook found in the attic of a Blanche Beau.
Can you imagine the joy of finding a leather-bound notebook full of beautiful knitted lace patterns and exploring them? While getting to know the patterns you must get a feel for the time gone past and for the woman who lovingly recreated the patterns in her notebook in victorian script.
Fortunately for us, Nancie Wiseman has brought the patterns up to date and translated them into both charted designs and our usual written text patterns.
Each pattern has an example and the book includes a bit of the story of the research, the tools used, the actual lace patterns, project suggestions and resources."