My bobbin lace patterns, derived from surviving renaissance lace and from renaissance pattern books. Some have detailed instructions, some are just prickings.
If you use any of these patterns, I'd love to hear from you.
Coming next: two patterns from Parasole
And two from the Met: 20.186.178 and 06.510
Decorative cord at the edge of Nils Sture's shirt-ruffle. 4 bobbins
This isn't really lace, but the techniques and language of bobbin lace proved a very efficient way to produce this decorative cord. It would make a good lacing-cord too.
Derived from Cleveland Museum of Art 1920.1199: heart-pattern insertion. 16 bobbins
Printable prickings in two widths. Some explanation of working; colour-coded diagram showing stitch-type and paths of threads.
Derived from Art Institute of Chicago 1929.810: narrow edging with tallies. 12 bobbins
Several printable prickings. Links to instructions for working tallies.
Met 20.186.88: narrow insertion. 20 bobbins
Printable prickings in two widths.
Met 20.186.221: deep points with curving trail. 24 bobbins
Printable pricking, some discussion of working.
Met 20.186.177: shallow triangular points. 22 bobbins
Printable pricking in two sizes.
Met 10.124.2: coloured scallops. 14 bobbins
Printable prickings. Several worked samples. Based on metallic lace at the hem of a 16th-century Italian shirt.
Met 08.180.505: polychrome silk point lace. 18 bobbins
Printable prickings in several sizes and proportions, discussion of project.
Parasole p36r: point lace for Eleanor. 18 bobbins
Derived from Elisabetta Catanea Parasole's pattern book. Scanned pricking, detailed working notes, some instructions.
Art Institute of Chicago 1937.451: Deep scallops. 24 bobbins.
Bobbin lace border on a wide needle-lace collar. Scanned pricking, and some working notes. Detailed instructions available on request.
Manchester Art Gallery 2003.74. Narrow insertion on a hood. 8 bobbins
Narrow serpentine insertion pattern, from a woman's hood (c.1600). Detailed pattern and working instructions.
Assorted lace experiments - working notes, some photos.
Sampler. 12 bobbins
This is intended as a first piece for someone who wants to learn renaissance bobbin lace. There's a pattern and detailed instructions for the sampler; plus seven individual patterns derived from the sampler.