Mary Mangan
  • Female
  • Somerville MA
  • United States

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Mary Mangan replied to Karen Thompson's discussion Kat Stitch in Ipswich Lace
"One thing I would love to know from these long pieces is the length of an average piece of lace--is that continuous yardage around the bottom, or is it pieced from some typical shorter pieces.  I think that Doris said that MFA wasn't…"
Nov 1, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Karen Thompson's discussion Kat Stitch in Ipswich Lace
"I was jealous of the other women's cloaks today at my re-enactor event. And I began to think about making this MFA one for next docent season. I went back to look at it today to get a sense of how much yardage of silk I'll need to watch…"
Oct 31, 2021
Mary Mangan commented on Sophie Robert's photo
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Chantilly parasol

"I just wanted to say that looks utterly stunning. And I like the idea that it can be done in the triangle pieces that are less daunting that a bigger segment would be!"
Oct 10, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Karen Thompson's discussion Kat Stitch in Ipswich Lace
"Zoomed in on this--does it have the same almost-honeycomb features? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Border_%28ST51%29_-_Lace-Bobbin_Lace_-_MoMu_Antwerp.jpg I feel like it's similar? But I'm not quite there with the…"
Oct 9, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Karen Thompson's discussion Kat Stitch in Ipswich Lace
"I'm going to take a closer look at those MoMu pieces and see if I can tell on those."
Oct 9, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"I just found this example in New England: https://www.historicnewengland.org/explore/collections-access/gusn/11032/ That's the wildest covering I've seen so far. "
Sep 12, 2021
Laurie Waters replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"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…"
Sep 9, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"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…"
Sep 9, 2021
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"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…"
Sep 8, 2021
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"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!!"
Sep 8, 2021
Laurie Waters replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"I did a piece on lace furniture on LaceNews back in 2011: https://lacenews.net/2011/06/05/collecting-furniture-for-the-lacemaker/"
Sep 8, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"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…"
Sep 8, 2021
Laurie Waters replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"The person who made my colored Queyras pillow and the carved bobbins was Marc Amblard:marcjanette.amblard@gmail.com He also did a beautiful Maurienne pillow and stand for…"
Sep 8, 2021
Laurie Waters replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"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. Here's…"
Sep 8, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"The carvings are lovely and diverse, from what I've seen. But I also love the clever little storage door, and it looks like that has some helpful dating on it, at least in some of…"
Sep 8, 2021
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style in the group Identification-History
"Yeah, the NY Historical collection also has a number of the intricate bobbins too: https://emuseum.nyhistory.org/objects/69355/lace-bobbin ;"
Sep 8, 2021

Profile Information

What is your primary lace interest? Feel free to check more than one.
lace maker
What kinds of lace do you make or collect?
Torchon, Ipswich
What kinds of lace do you want to learn?
Bucks point, modern, wire
Photo sharing site with photos of your work, if you have one (picasa,flickr,photobucket,etc)
http://www.instagram.com/memsomerville/
Tell us more about your lace interests.
I'm interested in historical lace, especially Revolutionary War period. But I would like to sample widely and learn about many styles.

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1885,1212.15

Print made by: Johann Jakob Haid

Interior with a seated woman tatting; bird in a cage on the wall to left. c.1770s Mezzotint

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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At 4:40pm on June 26, 2020, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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