BUCKS POINT LACE

 
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 Introduction

Bucks Point Lace is an intricate lace (from Buckinghamshire) recognised by the fine hexagonal net and honeycomb stitches.   The net is worked in diagonal lines from the footside into the design which may be a simple shape or an elaborate floral pattern. The fine closely woven and twisted threads, the many effects produced by the variety and combinations of stitches, together with the use of gimp threads, result in a lace of great beauty.  The regular Torchon laces can be imitated readily by the machine but the combination of the hexagonal net, the design and picots are still achieved only in the hand created article.........  The Technique of Bobbin Lace by Pamela Nottingham.

In Torchon Lace the angle of working is always 45 degrees, but in Bucks Point it may be at any angle between 52 and 70 degrees from the footside.

Rings and Hearts
This motif is worked in six sections, working round like the hands on a clock.  It needed 21 pairs of bobbins, with 2 gimp pairs and a single one for the centre.  I put it into the back of a mirror.  It is from 'Introduction to Bobbin Lace Patterns ' by Bridget M Cook .

Ring Doily.   
This design called Asters is from the book  'Introduction to Bobbin Lace Patterns', by Bridget M Cook.  Six sections complete the doily, which can be stitched onto a cotton centre.  Twenty pairs of bobbins are used with one pair for the gimp and one single.  Picots are used round the edge, and the centre of the Asters have Tallies.

Paper Weight
This little motif has six sections, working round from the centre, like the hands on a clock.  Three sections are Honeycombe and three Strawberry.

Circular Mat
This circular mat is made in triangular sections, working each section along the longest side of the triangle in a line from the middle to the edge, working round like the hands of a clock.  The petal for the center flower is made with each section, before going on to the next.  Each section has Honeycombe Ground with either Tallies, Mayflowers or Cloth stitch for decoration.   A gimp is used to accentuate  the Flower and Rings.  The design is joined between two of the sections, using the row of Rings to hide the tiny knots, which are then threaded through the backing.

Round Mat & Decorative Sampler Bookmark
This little mat is called Orange Blossom and is from the book 'Introductions to Bobbin Lace Patterns' by Bridget M Cook.  28 pairs of bobbins and 3 gimp pairs were used.  Net ground makes up the background. The Bookmark is made up of section. The top one is Honeycombe Ground with four tiny Cloth Stitch Mayflowers.  The second is Honeycombe Ground again with two rows of diagonal Tallies within the Honeycombe Rings.  The center section has a plain Net Ground with a ring of Tallies worked in it.  The next has the Honeycombe Ground with tallies in lines.  The last section is completely filled with Honeycombe Ground.

Native Rose - Ceramic Pot Lid

This little doily, called "Native rose" is from a book called "Point Ground Patterns from Australia" written by Elwyn Kenn. It used 22 pairs of bobbins. The flower centres have tallies and a gimp is used to outline the flowers and leaves.

Pin Cushion (Image to be added)
The edging to this pin cushion is called Cut-Leaf Daisy.  It uses Net Ground and Cloth Stitch for the daisy's.  The gimp outlines the flowers and leaves.

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