Leslie Sercombe
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Leslie Sercombe replied to Jill Schwartz's discussion Help with Needlepoint Lace ID in the group Identification-History
"You are quite right it does look as though the fabric has been cut away from the back, (would still love a look at the back). This leaving the motifs joined without any bars or other means of attachment. On reflection, as there is a variation of…"
Jan 8
Leslie Sercombe replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Thank you for the fabulous images. I am often looking at these narrow tapes to discover if they are made by hand or machine. I still have lots to learn as the machines were so cleaver they could actually replicate the hand. However I think the twist…"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Jill Schwartz's discussion Help with Needlepoint Lace ID in the group Identification-History
"It could but if you can tell it has been cut from fabric then it may still be machine embroidered and finished by hand. Much early machine made lace was fineshed by hand in various ways. With added embellishment or by cutting away the backing…"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Margo from my experience I would expect this to have been purchased around 1850-1900 when Brussels lace was very popular.I would now put it into archival white tissue, acid free. perhaps keep the blue tissue (but not wrapped together) that was how…"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Jill Schwartz's discussion Help with Needlepoint Lace ID in the group Identification-History
"My thoughts are that it could be chemical lace possibly made in France or Switzerland. The lace is formed by an embroidery machine on a disolvable background. In the past it is known that some hand finising was performed on this kind of lace.…"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Margo Giroux's discussion Lace ID? I'll bet this will be easy for most of you. in the group Identification-History
"Although it looks like a clover leaf in the lace giving an Irish feel, it is in fact probably Brussels bobbin lace. It will have been made as motifs and assembled and joined with bars and picots. Thank you for shareing this with us and for such…"
Jan 7
Leslie Sercombe replied to Nancy M. Terselic's discussion Spangles on lace in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"Hello I have been recreating a 17th century piece of lace that has spangles. The lace is on a bearing cloth (an outer cover used for wrapping a baby)  We have this bearing cloth at the museum where I work in Norfolk England. There are two other…"
Aug 8, 2014
Shirley L. Hays commented on Leslie Sercombe's photo
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"This is very pretty."
Aug 7, 2014
Leslie Sercombe commented on Administrator's group Identification-History
"I really would love a closer look at the images. I seem to think I have seen similar examples in the museum but would like closer inspection."
Jun 9, 2014
Leslie Sercombe replied to Sue M.'s discussion Help with lace identification on 18th C French gown in the group Identification-History
"I have just purchased some threads including the flat metal, to recreate lace of a simila period myself. I live in England and we have a company called Benson & Johnson  (a subsidiary of Toye Kenning & Spencer) in Bedworth England where…"
May 11, 2014
Leslie Sercombe replied to Diana Barbara's discussion ace newbie - needing some expert advice in the group Identification-History
"This looks more like Brussels mixed lace to me. Motifs applied to machine made net. Bobbin and needlelace have been used . I would like to see an image of the underside. If they are applied motifs the net is most often visable on the wrong side.…"
May 11, 2014
Leslie Sercombe commented on Administrator's group Identification-History
"This is my first reply since joining your group. I have looked at the two pieces of lace posted by Janine Bruley. To the best of my ability I think the first image is a hand made darned and embroidered knotted net. The net is made first then darned…"
May 9, 2014
Administrator commented on Leslie Sercombe's photo
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"Structurally this is also torchon. And like the silver one, the thread is gilt paper wrapped around a core, probably of silk (at least that is what the antique laces would have). I have seen gold and silver laces at the Art Institute of Chicago that…"
Mar 12, 2014
Administrator commented on Leslie Sercombe's photo
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"Structurally it is a torchon bobbin lace. What can you tell us about its origin? Where did it come from? How did you acquire it? We don't see much actual metal lace. This is very interesting."
Mar 12, 2014
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Mar 11, 2014
Administrator left a comment for Leslie Sercombe
"Leslie Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one that includes BINCHE and the other continental straight laces. Post some photos of your best lace.…"
Mar 9, 2014

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What is your primary lace interest? Check more than one.
lace maker, lace historian
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
all
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Binche
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A volunteer of approx 20 years at Norwich Castle Museum Costume & Textile Study Centre, studying all laces, and making my own samples. At the moment looking at early Braids & Laces & gold & silver lace.

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At 2:49pm on March 9, 2014, Administrator said…

Leslie

Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, and how the software works. Join any groups that interest you. We do have one that includes BINCHE and the other continental straight laces. Post some photos of your best lace. Take some time to explore. Our BINCHE group has a very good annotated book list. If you have any questions about our site, contact me and I'll try to help.

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