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Spring Garden - Pattern & Tutorial for Wire Lace : Step-by-Step Instruction, 15 pages with 39 detail photos PDF Instant Download -



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Pattern #13: SPRING GARDEN is a popular design for festive spring celebrations, from vernal equinox to Easter, from birthdays to Mother’s day, and from spring weddings to baby showers. It has all what it needs to brighten any space and fill it with joyfulness and delight - bright green grass, colourful seed bead blossoms, imagination and playfulness of child's game.

The Spring Garden lace can be finished as an egg holder or napkin ring, used as greeting card insert, framed as a picture, or shaped as fanciful 3-D decoration.

The pattern is easy to make. Pricking and colour coded working diagram are included. The tutorial is very thorough and detailed, and has forty photos to illustrate all steps from start to finish. Safety recommendations for lacework with wire are also included.

If you bought any of the previous New School of Lace Patterns and Tutorials for Wire Lace, you know that you can expect quality instruction and original ideas. And you can combine the new design with other spring themes - Flower Earrings (B#001), Seedlings (B#003) and Chicken Egg Stand (PT#11)… There is always more room to learn and grow and expand your lace skills.

Be creative, revel in the process and share your love with the world, in a way of spring nature.

• The pattern is easy to learn, and is therefore suitable for lacemakers of all skill levels.
• Cloth stitch (see Pattern & Tutorial B004 - Snail)
• Basic skills of handling wire (see “Wire Lacework: Lenka’s Introduction to Bobbin Lace in Wire”, a manual for lacemakers who are transitioning from fibre to wire work)
• Simple beadwork (instruction provided)

• 6 pairs + 1 bobbin of special wire lace bobbins : Lenka’s Bobbins for Wire Lace
( all Medium bobbins, or 6 pairs of Fine bobbins and 1 Medium bobbin for gimp)
• lacemaking pillow: small to medium for small project, or block pillow for yardage
• long dressmakers steel pins: size 32 mm [1 1/4 inch] are recommended

• fine wire cutters
• flat nose pliers

• copper wire 0.2mm (AWG 32) in 3 green colours (yellow, bright and leaf green)
• seed beads in multiple colours
(see details in photo 3 above)

Wire has an enormous potential in the field of lace. The more lacemakers embrace the wire medium, the faster it will grow and evolve into a unique lace art form.

Happy learning and lacemaking!

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 2019. 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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Very detailed with lots of high quality pictures. Enjoyed making the pattern. Need to work on my tension, so don't hold these results against the designer haha

ptsurmrs 28 Oct, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

The kit arrived and I was enchanted by the pillow and all the tools. I have done bobbin lace before; but, with thread and not wire. I 've started a set of earrings, but not done yet. I love it. Aloha, Edith M

CrustyPearPie 12 Oct, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

The wire is the perfect thin size for my Size 11/0 seed beads, reasonably priced and arrived so timely and was packaged very well! I even received an upgrade in spoil length and a small free pattern. Supporting local!! 🇨🇦

Devon Sekora 01 Apr, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Very good explanations and beautiful model thank you

Ateliers Miss O 13 Sep, 2022

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