Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bronson Lace or Swedish Lace???

After reading more of Monograph Five, Versatile Bronson by Dorothy Burton, I am thinking that this kit for a Bronson Lace project is really Swedish Lace. According to the text in this monograph,  "To identify a Bronson threading draft on has only to note that every other thread is on a single harness." And as I said in the last post: Block A is 1-2-1-2-1-4 and Block B is 4-3-4-3-4-1.

Mary E. Black in her book New Key To Weaving (1949) says, "there is so little difference between the finished appearance of Swedish lace and Bronson lace that weavers are at a loss to differentiate them."

So I will continue to thread the heddles and weave with linen and have a lovely runner when done.

Linen through the heddles.

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