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Snowflake - Pattern & Tutorial for Wire Lace : Step-by-Step Instruction, 14 pages with 36 detail photos PDF Instant Download -



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Pattern #12: SNOWFLAKE is a popular design for winter festivities. It can be used as a Christmas tree or window decoration, for greeting cards or special gift exchanges. When fitted with a bail or attached to a bangle frame, the Snowflake can be finished as a pendant.
This pattern looks great when made in Non-Tarnish Silver (0.2mm) or Ivory colour. But it can be done in many other colours: in gold it will look like a star, in red, purple or yellow, it will blossom as flowers. Imagination in wire lace has no boundaries!

• Plaits, Windmills (see Pattern & Tutorial B001 - Flower Earrings)
• Leaf Tallies, Triangle Tally, Sewings (see Pattern & Tutorial B003 - Seedlings)
• Basic skills of handling wire (see “Wire Lacework: Lenka’s Introduction to Bobbin Lace in Wire”)
Safety rules for working with wire are included with this pattern. Please read before you start working.

• 4 pairs of special wire lace bobbins : Lenka’s Bobbins for Wire Lace (3 pairs Fine and 1 pair Medium bobbins, or 4 pairs of Medium bobbins )
• lacemaking pillow: small to medium round pillow is recommended, but not mandatory
• cover cloth
• long dressmakers steel pins: size 32 mm [1 1/4 inch] are recommended
• picot pins

• fine wire cutters
• nudge tool
• flat nose pliers

• copper wire 0.2mm (AWG 32) - approx. 20m (22 yd) - Non-tarnish Silver or Ivory colour
• 12 beads - round 3mm
• 12 beads - round 4mm
• 1 bead - round 8mm
• optional: round frame (bangle) diameter 65-70mm

Upon purchasing this item you will receive a DOWNLOAD LINK to retrieve your new file. Please note that you will not receive a printed copy of the pattern or any products in the mail.
Reading any "New School of Lace Pattern & Tutorial for Wire Lace" on an electronic reading device will allow you to enlarge the photos for a close-up viewing. You can also print a copy for your reference.

Copyright©Lenka Suchanek 2018. All rights reserved.
This manual may be printed for the personal use of the purchaser only. You may not in any form reproduce or distribute this manual in part or in whole through any venue, electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the written authorization of the author.

During the last hundred years, when hobbyists inherited a wealth of lacemaking patterns from then defunct lace industry, lacemakers became accustomed to a free pattern sharing. It has worked well for many, encouraged people to learn and helped to save the handmade lace craft from a total decline.
With so many patterns in public domain, there is an expectation that all patterns should be free. So why is the copyright making it illegal to copy this material and give to a friend? It’s because the copyright protects rights of contemporary, living designers, to fair compensation for their work. Designing new, original patterns requires knowledge, experience, creativity, and as every lacemaker knows, a lot of time. So much, actually, that applying our current cost and labour calculations would make the patterns prohibitively expensive. The prices are therefore set at a lower range and as a result, majority of lace designers work for far less than a minimum wage, regardless of their skill and dedication. They do it for the love of lace, for the love of craft, for the love of sharing their inspiration that speaks through lace. Because profit is not a priority, this fact is often not mentioned, and the problem is not addressed. In the age of internet, when many people search for free patterns online, it is easy to take advantage of designers’ work. Only awareness through education can facilitate a positive change.
Every lacemaker’s choice makes a difference in the survival of the craft. Purchasing the copyrighted materials is an important step forward, and sets an example of a responsible attitude that values a sustainable communal practice above self-centered interest. If everybody contributes even a little bit, together we can build an ethical lace world that offers a fair chance to all current and future artists and designers. Only then we will be able to say that we truly kept this beautiful craft alive for the next generation. Please do your share!

New School of Lace was established in 2014 in a community of Ocean Park, in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Main goal of the school is to promote interest in traditional craft of handmade lace through teaching, lecturing and exhibiting lace art. The word ‘new’ in the school’s name refers not only to an event of spreading the original European craft to the New World, but also points to a unique potential of handmade lace to evolve and find many new creative expressions.

New School of Lace https://lenkas.com/new-school-of-lace/

School’s founder Lenka Suchanek, a lacemaker, lace artist and lace instructor, has devoted more than thirty years to preserving fine craft of handmade lace and is passionate about keeping lacemaking alive in families and communities for generations to come. She envisions fine craft of lace as a valuable addition to balanced, creative lives of modern people, who will carry on the Renaissance ideals of beauty and harmony, inherent in the delicate lace weave.
Lenka’s Way of Lace https://lenkas.com

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Great pattern that allows for many different looks in finishing details!

Catharine 31 Aug, 2020

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Very good explanations and beautiful model thank you

Ateliers Miss O 13 Sep, 2022

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Tbh, haven't tried the pattern yet but it is very detailed with lots of high quality pictures.

ptsurmrs 28 Oct, 2022

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Well designed pattern that even a beginner to bobbin lace can follow with lots of color photos to show the steps.

Melissa Jurisch 03 Dec, 2020

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