For those who love hand made lace.
For discussions of lace history and lace identification. You can post a photo into a comment box for a lace you want to discuss. Bobblin lace history. About historic lace. Kinds of lace. Distinguish types of lace.
We can identify a piece of lace for you, but we need good detail. At least one photo with this kind of detail is necessary. Otherwise we are just guessing. A shot of the whole thing is useful because that shows us the style. Style gives us clues to date and possibly geographical origin. But we need the detail shot to tell us how it was made.
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To compare needle lace, tatting and crochet, Kathleen Minniti's sampler.
My antique lace boards on Pinterest
My collection of boards on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/
See this for a technical explanation of the chemical lace process.
Barmen machine lace Raschel machine lace Leavers machine
machine1 (not sure what machine)
I don't know how this machine relates to the Barmen or Rascheel (or other machine)
For recognizing Swedish bobbin lace: http://elsapetersonsspetsaffar.com/
RESOURCES TO START LEARNING HOW TO IDENTIFY LACE
THE KOON COLLECTION
The Koon collection CD is a collection of images from the Eunice Sein Koon
Collection of Lace donated to IOLI by Ms. Koon. Ms. Koon was the editor of
Lace Craft Quarterly and a collector of lace. It is not related to the
Minnesota collection to the best of my knowledge. The CD is a series of
Powerpoint slides organized as the collection pieces are numbered. There
are approximately 100 pieces of various types of lace in the Koon
collection. Pictures from the CD could be copied and pasted into another
Powerpoint presentation, or the images could be used to request pieces of
lace from the collection for study by IOLI members. Policy for use of this
lace is described on p. 58 of the IOLI Member Handbook. -- Jo Ann Eurell
LACE STUDY BOX
The IOLI - Internation Organization of Lace, Inc. has a study box of lace fragments that members can borrow.
(I am searching for a link)
IOLI also has a lending library for members' use
A site with good photos of high quality antique laces: http://www.mendes.co.uk/antique.bobbin.lace.p.two.html ;
HI All,I have recently acquired this wonderful lace collar which I believe is a needle or needlepoint lace. Even though I have purchased 3 books on lace ID(which I love by the way) I often become…Continue
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I am hoping to learn more about this gorgeous lace collar. I am so impressed when I see the color markings on other posts by admin. I am also so impressed by the amount of knowledge on this amazing…Continue
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Hi, I was hoping for some help regarding the type of lace this is. I was also hoping that I might find out it's age and origin. Thank you all so very much. I have learned so much already just reading…Continue
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