'Haapsalu, a small resort town on the west coast of Estonia is famous for it's 13th century castle ruins, curative mud baths and the legend of The White Lady.
About the same amount of recognition has been brought to Haapsalu by it's hand-knit lacy scarves and shawls.
The skill has been handed down from mother to daughter, from one master knitter to another for one and a half centuries.'
Exquisitely photographed, this guide to Estonian lace is worthy of both the coffee table and an expert knitters shelf. Filled with artful photography, detailed drawings and charts, The Haapsalu Shawl is a priceless reference on Estonian lace.
More than a simple pattern or project book, this rare guide is a time capsule that takes the reader on a journey through the history, construction and design process of creating a traditional Haapsalu Sall ('shawl'). With over 130 traditional Estonian lace patterns in the stitch library and detailed documentation of famous historic Haapsalu Shawls, this reference is one that no lace devotee should be without.