Laurie Elliott
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Laurie Elliott replied to Laurie Elliott's discussion Lacemaking history in the group Identification-History
"Lorelei, I actually just was curious about the lace tokens and how they were used. I guess for all we know, they may have just been more for advertising than anything, although worker exploitation, like the poor, will apparently always be with us."
Sep 17
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Laurie Elliott's discussion Lacemaking history in the group Identification-History
"I understand better what your question was really about. I don't know if there were similar practices in Great Britain at that time. I doubt that only American industrialists used such tactics. But, like I said, I don't know. Interesting…"
Sep 16
Laurie Elliott replied to Laurie Elliott's discussion Lacemaking history in the group Identification-History
"Thank you both for replying.  I suspect that what you, Elizabeth, sugested and you, Lorelei, reinforced may have been the case, but actually only from what I have read about company stores and Navajo trading post practices in which workers were…"
Sep 14
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Laurie Elliott's discussion Lacemaking history in the group Identification-History
"I don't know any facts relating to this issue, but common sense tells me that the 2nd explanation is the most likely. The same tactic was used with other workers in the 19th and early 20th centuries (miners, factory workers)."
Sep 14
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Laurie Elliott's discussion Lacemaking history in the group Identification-History
"I understand that they were used to purchase things from certain stores only.  I have not heard of a coin shortage.  I understood that they meant the profits stayed within a certain family, or area. It will be interesting to read other…"
Sep 12
Laurie Elliott added a discussion to the group Identification-History
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Lacemaking history

Please, does anyone know for sure how lace tokens were used in Great Britain in the 1700s?I have read theories that the tokens were given in lieu of governmental coinage due to a coin shortage, but another theory suggests that they were payment which limited the lacemaker to purchasing supplies only from the company issuing the token.See More
Sep 12

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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
torchon, needle, very beginning Beds, tape laces
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Any that I can see to do
Photo sharing site with photos of your work, if you have one (picasa,flickr,photobucket,etc)
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Tell us more about your lace interests.
I am still a beginning at bobbin and needle lacemaking, love them both, have done lace knitting also and like it. I am a member of Siskiyou Lacemakers and IOLI and went to convention in 2010 and 2014
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At 6:06pm on February 24, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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