I got an uncorrected proof for Doris Chan’s new book Amazing Crochet Lace: New Fashions Inspired by Old-Fashioned Lace several months ago, and I knew it was going to be great, but yesterday when the actual book arrived, I was blown away. Doris and I both love seamless and top-down construction. Doris takes top-down to new heights incorporating vintage lace in a way that’s anything but old-fashioned.

There are tank tops and shawls, ponchos, and skirts all worked in beautiful stitches in patterns complete with charts and schematics.

The book has unusual photographic styling. The models are in black and white and the garments are in color.

I’m planning on making one of the sleeveless tops as soon as I can catch my breath–I also can’t wait to hear what Doris is up to next!

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Amazing Doris