The designs for bobbin lace in Ulrike Voelcker’s newest book have a story all of their own: they are based on floral patterns drawn by the 14-year-old schoolgirl Emilie Krüger in about 1889. 122 years later, her granddaughter Erika Zingler gave them to Ulrike Voelcker as a source of inspiration.
The book contains 23 patterns for advanced floral bobbin lace projects in a variety of techniques: Chantilly, blonde (also polychrome!), Valenciennes, Mechlin, guipure, Barjac Ombrée, rib and roll. Not much of the lace is for everyday use (only three pieces of continuous lace and one round and one hexagonal mat); most of the patterns are either single floral motifs or stylized floral ornaments (fleurons). At the beginning an outline of Emilie Krüger’s life story is included, sensitively written by Claudia Löhr.
– With all lace prickings, working diagrams and drawings of details. The book is sumptuously illustrated with coloured photographs of the finished lace and of the drawings which inspired it.
Englannin- /saksankielinen, julkaistu 2016, sivuja 128, kovakantinen.