"Here's my list of books on Queyras lace:
Michele Andreu, Dentelles en Queyras, 2001, Éditions du Fournel, 2, avenue de Vallouise, 05120 L'Argentère La Bessée
Claire le Goaziou, Dentelles du Queyras et des…"
"For anyone who is interested in this topic, Maria Greil has emailed me with some more information on these pillows and other fabulous images she has in her personal collection.
She points me to this book--which appears to have the plans for…"
"this type of pillow, a sort of wheel, was used in the mountains between France and Italy, and Switzerland. The laces made were a form of "freehand" lace.
a few of the ones on this page (mine) are of your…"
"Very interesting, - and what a good thing this history is being preserved here and shared with us all.
Amazing the skills of the various craftspeople. And how good there are still folks like us around to appreciate it!!"
"Oh, that's a huge help--I can see him working even fairly recently on these. I really appreciate the lead, and the other info about the furniture too! I was considering writing up a piece on lace furniture at some point for our local lace…"
"The reason these are so expensive is that you are competing with collectors of traditional chip carving, and good rare pieces always go for high prices. Fakes are rampant in this field, so be careful, especially when you see a date.
"I saw a gorgeous pillow like this at a home in Tasmania (Australia) about 30 or more years ago. There was some lace being worked on it, and the Continental bobbins were beautifully carved too, - ? to match. It was held in a special…"
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