"Here's another tidbit....
I did a search for "Russian veiling" and this site below popped up which sells vintage silk veiling. They mention that the old veiling was made out of silk and was starched to shape it for the…"
"Wow! Brilliant! Isn't the web wonderful!By the way, I think the actual knotting process starts about 2 mins in (maybe 2:10). The first 2 mins is all about prewinding and twisting the thread. Then, about 2:10 in, they show the knotting process.…"
"I have one of her books "The Identification of Lace" and intend to get others when finances permit.
Hat veiling was not all hexagonal....I do know that all 3 you mention are different whether by machine as in tulle and by hand,…"
"OK. But there is a distinction between bobbinnet and hexagonal machine made net (tulle) and knotted square mesh net. They are not the same and cannot be made on the same machine, even if the square net is possibly machine made. The thread paths are…"
"I understand what you are saying and I'd love it if were indeed hand made net, but I am sure that even early hat netting was machine made as it was sold far and wide. Machines already made bobbinet, even silk bobbinet, in which the…"
What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Have collected all types over the years.
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Would love to try making bobbin lace.
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I have a number of pieces of vintage lace that I have collected over the years and at some point I want to sell, so I need to identify them first. I recently saw the Lace not Lace exhibit at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey a few weeks ago and it whet my appetite for trying at least the bobbin lace-making!
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