Hello I am currently in school for Museum Studies and one of our projects is a textile treatment. I have been having a hard time identifying the type of lace of my textile and was hoping someone could help with any information. Only thing I have been able to deduce is that its made from cotton and is very likely machine made. 

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I would say - certainly machine made. You can see thinner threads going from left to right, with the thicker threads going up and down.

I agree. I think it is machine made. However some of the thread movements would be perfectly achievable with bobbin lace. There are machines that can duplicate some bobbin lace thread movements, but I can't remember which ones. This piece does have areas that look like cloth stitch.

I recommend Pat Earnshaws's LACE MACHINES AND MACHINE LACES. A 2 volume work. I have only the first volume, and have found it very hard going. But there aren't enough close up illustrations to show me what the machines are capable of doing, in a confident way. So I especially recommend that you try to find a copy of the 2nd volume. That might be more useful.

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Pat Earnshaw LACE MACHINES AND MACHINE LACES, B.T. Batsford, London 1986.  There are 2 volumes. I've only seen volume 1.  Helps with understanding what is and isn't possible in machine laces.  I could wish some of the close-ups showed more detail.

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