For those who love hand made lace.
Not sure if this is the right group for this, but thought it would be a good place to start.
In the past I've had fun looking on the internet for lace inspirations by going on web browsers' "Images" sections. But it seemed I was seeing the same thing over and over from Google and Yahoo.
Then I had an idea. Look on Google's sites in other countries. Use the word for "lace" in the language of the country. It's amazing what comes up!
i.e. www.google.cz (Czech Republic, I think), using the word "krajka" as a search. I also keep a window open with Google Translate at the ready... www.translate.google.com. A quick cut and paste into the text box gives me a translation that's good enough to get an idea of what the site is about if your browser doesn't have a "translate" button at the top. If you're not sure of the language it has an auto-detect feature that will find it for you.
For countries other than the US, add the following after www.google.___
BE Belgium - see German and Dutch words
DE Germany - kloppeln or Klöppelspitze
ES Spain - encaje de bolillos
DK Denmark - kniplinger
FR France - dentelle or dentelle aux fuseaux
NE Netherlands - kant or kloskant
SE Sweden - spetsar or knypplade spetsar
SK Slovenia - cipke
UK Great Britain - lace or bobbin lace
There's a world of lace out there...just need the time to find it.
Interesting. Thanks for the suggestion. We do have a group for HISTORY AND IDENTIFICATION. I think finding lots of photos of lace would fit there best. But it's OK. This page has some unusual modern bobbin lace.
Peggy-- this was a very good idea. I've been collecting other lace phrases in different languages, too.
dentelle de Lille
dentelle de Lille de Beveren
dentelle de flandre