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Patty

I absolutely love this kind of lace, but I'm not up to making it yet.  Did you make this from Karoluskantjes?  Please post it also to PHOTOS.  Go to the note on PHOTOS paragraph 5 for how to do it.  If it is in PHOTOS we can find it easily.

Yes this is from Caroluskantjes.  I fell in love with the pattern, but only made one repeat.  So now it is safely in a picture frame.  Also put it in my photos in the Bobbin Lace album. 

Sort of has the feel of the Dutch cauliflower lace.  Quite tricky to work, just as sly as the Binche is.

Thanks, Patty.

Patty,

      I don't know the dates this type of lace was initially made, does it mention in Karoluskantjes?  From memory I think it is about the same ballpark, or possibly just after.  I love these types of lace you can look at and feel like they are the "missing link."  I love all of the little snowballs.  I just bought a piece of lace at convention that appears to be Genoese from the late 1500's and has the beggings of the snowballs.  I really need to take a picture of it.

Kim

I think the Karoluskantjes laces were all from the 1600s.Regarding dates, Andries says, "This collection ... shows a wide spectrum of the Flemish lace production from the 16th century onwards. ...Thirty laces, mainly from the 17th century.....have been used to make the patterns."  The dates assigned to specific patterns just refer to the century, in most cases.  A few are marked 2/2 17th century, which I take to mean 2nd half of the 17th century.  This latter date seems to apply to all the laces similar to this on in having the random bar ground.

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