This piece is a machine-made lace. I'm not too expert on the machine laces, but it looks like one of the 'chemical laces,' made by a machine embroidering the design onto a dissolvable backing fabric. …"
Have you tried making the jewelry using at least one pair of fishing-line "threads"? The thickness of the line you use would have to depend on the other threads you're using.
If your lace is already made, you might still be…"
In addition to ioli's suggestions, you could always sell "live" at lace days, lace demos, and conventions.
If you want to produce enough volume to justify selling from your own website, you can save on the set-up costs, I'm…"
Oh, so pretty!
This is probably NOT a collar, though, but the leaf for a folding fan. If it were a collar, then the flower motifs would lay on the garment upside down, and that would look a little odd. The best way to check is to…"
We can't post scans from books if the book's copyright is still valid. I must ask you to take the picture down. I do understand that you are trying to be helpful, and I know how frustrating it is when a picture can solve…"
Very pretty! --- and one of my own favorite design motifs, too! This is so simple and delicate: very elegant, and nicely made.
How large is the snowflake, and does it need to be stiffened?
Is this your own design? If so,…"
"Ok; I'll see what I can do. I must have soms examples in one of my books regarding Blonde showing the thicker thread.
I know the motives are made in a thicker thread but it is in fact the weaver that is put in with a thicker thread.
"Point d'Angleterre is a name that was invented for commercial and fraud reasons at the time it was forbidden to import Flemish laces into France and England. It was Dentelle de Bruxelles a fine and delicate lace…"
Regarding the earliest date for Blonde lace, I think the problem is not just about when cream colored silk was used for lace. We modern lacemakers speak of "Blonde" they are thinking of a particular structure and set of…"
"See Book :The laces of Ipswich - the art and economics of early American industry 1750-1840
by Marta Catterell Raffel
under the pictures it is marked: 'courtesy of the library of congress Washinton DC '
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lace maker, collector
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I've been making lace since the mid-1980s, starting, of course, with Torchon bobbin lace. Within 2 years -- in fact, as soon as I found out how to make it! -- I was completely hooked on needle-lace. I love not only the process of making it, but the freedom of design as well.
Having collected vintage & antique handmade lace since childhood, I now have a broad collection that includes many high-quality pieces, but is largely made up of representative & study pieces. It was one particular piece, a tiny 1860s collar of superfine Point de Gaze lace, badly ripped, that started me on the adventure of making my own lace by hand. Nearly 30 years later, the rip is still not repaired. :-D
I took the liberty of making some small changes to the names and tags you gave to the group of photos you just uploaded today. I did that to increase the likelihood that search engines can find your photos. Over time I've learned what search engines read and what they ignore. Words that a searcher is likely to use need to come first in a phrase, or photo name. And there is a grammar that tags use. If you want a phrase rather than a word as the tag, the phrase needs to be surrounded by quotation marks. And the individual tags need to be separated by commas.
Beth, I understand your thinking. It seems, though, that weighing the facts that charring stops certain chemical reactions and the the threads are very brittle, the decision to leave the fragments on the mat would be my choice, too. They felt the fabric would be destroyed by trying to remove it. They do not mention acid-free, but that may be a chemical reaction they do not have to worry about now. I have seen copies of the original photos taken and don't see any real difference today.
I am more concerned with the Chancay gauze sitting there in an embroidery hoop. Wouldn't you think the wood and pressure would tend to cause the visible part to eventually break away from the whole piece? Perhaps stitching it to a foil and cotton covered canvas, the size of the hoop, and then carefully folding the rest back and securing behind it would isolate it from wood and relieve the pressure.
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