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Lace Names - Binche Valenciennes

Binche and Valenciennes To continue the earlier discussion about Mechlin and Brussels lace, this adds on Binche and Val as identifiers. I think when most lace makers say “Val” they are thinking of th… View »

Lace Names - Mechlin

A discussion on arachne recently involved names for various antique laces. I posted my own set of terms that I use when talking to myself about this issue. My terms are based on structure, techniques… View »

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Helen Bell's list of reliable books

Lace in Fashion by Pat Earnshaw is excellent for lace and historical dress. Can't go wrong with Lace, a history, by Santina Levey (former curator at the V&A).  Scholarly but excellent and th… View »


Paintings with lace and clothing. May be useful in dating a piece of lace, by the shape of the object, or style of design. you come across any paintings ple… View »

Criteria for Dating a Piece of Lace

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Specific pages in lynxlace  &n basic introduction mesh or bar ground, headside/footside,  filling/ground, etc.… View »

Recommended Books 1 Comment

Santina Levey LACE, Victoria & Albert Museum, W.S. Maney & Son, Leeds, 1983.  The standard and most scholarly text. Pat Earnshaw LACE MACHINES AND MACHINE LACES, B.T. Batsford, London 19… View »

Online Resources 1 Comment

BASIC BEGINNER LEVEL LACE IDENTIFICATION This one is very elementary for those just starting: (Not too good for needle laces) Basic and elementary:  … View »


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