"The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a lot of this type of lace. Much of it is misdated, but you can see the pictures. I am very thankful to have these digitized images, and would never say anything to the museum unless asked for my…"
"Here are some books that contain this type of lace, in case you may have them in the library of your lace club/guild:
Laces from the Collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague 80-85608-86-3
Gekloppelte Metallspitzen, Deutscher…"
"I am on a deadline for tomorrow and have a class to teach this weekend, but once that is over I will look and find some museum collections that have similar laces for you. Unfortunately all of the patterns I know of are in books.
"I am not sure about the tunic, but the lace is not that old. If you suspect the tunic is that old, it is likely the lace was replaced. The metal laces made in the 16th century were of a very different style, and this type did not exist…"
"Fantastic! I have been looking for ultra fine wires made into a yarn for some time, do you only make for personal use or will you take orders? Please feel free to email me off list if you prefer, email@example.com
"Where are you in California? There are fairly large lace communities in several areas. I know of a group in Sacramento I could refer you to, several in Southern, CA (San Diego, LA, etc) as well as some groups in the Silicon Valley…"
"HI! I would like to add that I will be maintaining the website in the same location it is now. The list there will also be maintained, and members will be invited to join Ning if they choose. In coming months I will continue…"
"Don't wear anything that dangles off of the body and may hit the viewing table when you bend over to look. This would include anything such as jewelry, scarves, very loose clothing, etc. Be prepared to leave your purse/bag behind in…"
"Certainly the center stitches are basically 5 hole ground, the main difference being the "cushion" is in and of itself a motif. I am sorry, my other explanation was not thorough enough. The smaller motif I mentioned stands…"
"Ok, I see what you are looking at now! Those are all just small little pieces/motifs out of larger woodcut. Each one is made with eight pairs. The first does have similarities to torchon ground, although has more thread movements…"
I came into this conversation midway, and I suspect I am missing something. Are the woodcuts you are looking at posted anywhere on the site, or is there a reference to which book/page to find them on that I am…"
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