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two old laces - handmade perhaps?

Hello, Here are photos of an old silk black lace that I haven't come across before. I thought initially it was machine but looking at the c…

Started by deborah greenfield

4 Jan 10, 2018
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Ipswich pillow

A file from Jeri Ames under discussion on arachne. Passed to Nancy Neff, who passed it to me.

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator

1 Dec 17, 2017
Reply by Barbara Gordon

Thread substitute for Ulrike Voelcker Torchon Shawl pattern

Does anyone have any experience with one of the shawl patterns from Ulrike Voelcker's Torchon workbook?  Specifically the prickings from th…

Started by Dawn Borror

2 Dec 7, 2017
Reply by Diane Packer

Dutch translation help

I have a request: some help with translation of a Dutch text. I have a book by Jan Geelen on Rosaline bobbin lace. For most of the book I c…

Started by Lorelei Halley Administrator

1 Dec 5, 2017
Reply by Johanne Lang-Davis

Lace ribbon identification

Hi everyone! I recently came across this amazing lace ribbon, with dragons and shields. Can someone tell me what type this is and if it's h…

Started by Emily Bernardini

3 Oct 29, 2017
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Guild of Needlelaces

It is very sad that the Guild of Needlelaces is closing down.   Oh Dear! another handcraft that is lacking support.  All this Political Cor…

Started by Elizabeth Ligeti

1 Oct 26, 2017
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Found a maker for hatpin type of lace pins

At a recent art show in my town, I connected with a glass and bead worker named Lisa Walsh who was intrigued by my question about making gl…

Started by Nancy Curtiss

1 May 24, 2017
Reply by Nancy Curtiss

Is there a type of lace called Brussels Point?

Is there a type of hand made bobbin lace called Brussels Point?

Started by Barbara Vanselow

2 Feb 22, 2017
Reply by Barbara Vanselow

Me again! Another Brussells?

 Looks a lot like the earlier piece I posted but I'm usually wrong so I need the experts!

Started by Margo Giroux

3 Feb 20, 2017
Reply by Margo Giroux

Handkerchief Lace Identification Help Please

Hello, can anyone help me identify the lace of these two hankies please? Thank you, Bobbie  IMG_1152.jpg      IMG_1153.jpg IMG_1154.jpg   I…

Started by Bobbie Eccles

4 Jan 24, 2017
Reply by Bobbie Eccles

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