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Strange mesh

Does anyone recognize this lace? My first thought was Lille, but the design is a little off, more like 19th c Valenciennes. Maybe Valencien…

Started by Laurie Waters

3 on Friday
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Lacemaking history

Please, does anyone know for sure how lace tokens were used in Great Britain in the 1700s? I have read theories that the tokens were given…

Started by Laurie Elliott

6 May 13
Reply by Laurie Waters

Mystery technique

Someone has contacted the New England Lace Group to ask for help identifying the technique used to make a shawl, the fiber used and how bes…

Started by Jill Hawkins

6 Feb 10
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History of Lacemaking

A friend has been asked to make a presentation about the history of lacemaking. She asked about reference books for her preparation.   My s…

Started by Sally Olsen

3 Jan 31
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Identification of two pieces of lace

My sister-in-law bought two pieces of lace while in Bize (southern France). She wants me to identify them. I assumed to start with that the…

Started by Jo Edkins

27 Oct 13, 2019
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Need help identifying antique needle-made/tape lace from curtain

I have a group of 5 pieces of this wonderful antique lace, one of which was originally applied to an old, stretchy bobbin-net curtain and t…

Started by Jeanne B

0 Jun 13, 2019

Lace maker?

This is a little different kind of ID, a question sent to me by a friend - Could this needlework picture perhaps show the woman making lace…

Started by Carolyn Wetzel

5 May 30, 2019
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More Spanish lace

While pondering the previous lace dress, I came across this piece. I feel that the design is a very Spanish looking one. But is there a nam…

Started by Devon Thein

2 May 23, 2019
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Blonde in 18th century-Spanish

There is a piece in the museum which appears to be made into a dress skirt of the 1890s, although I think that it might have started out as…

Started by Devon Thein

7 May 23, 2019
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Chinese?

A friend asked for help identifying the techniques in a textile.  Here are her words and pictures. I have a lace dress yoke, possibly for…

Started by Sally Olsen

6 Feb 22, 2019
Reply by Sally Olsen

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