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ID request for the black lace on the shoulder

There is an email thread I'm on, someone asked for an ID for the lace in this portrait. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25

Started by Mary Mangan

12 May 4
Reply by Mary Mangan

Piece of old lace

I posted this somewhere else, because I didn't know this group existed. Here 'tis: An old piece of unknown provenance. Needlelace. That's a…

Started by Claudia Crowley

7 Apr 16
Reply by Nancy A. Neff

Old Dresser Scarf?

My Aunt Ida who is now 100 gave me what was probably once used as a dresser scarf.  She does not know anything about it other than it was a…

Started by Sally Olsen

7 Apr 4
Reply by Trinity

Bobbin lace in Saxony?

I have a kind of holiday-related lace question. When I was putting up my schwibbogen today, I remember in the shop that my German friend t…

Started by Mary Mangan

2 Dec 14, 2020
Reply by Mary Mangan

Strange mesh

Does anyone recognize this lace? My first thought was Lille, but the design is a little off, more like 19th c Valenciennes. Maybe Valencien…

Started by Laurie Waters

3 Jun 26, 2020
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

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…

Started by Laurie Elliott

6 May 13, 2020
Reply by Laurie Waters

Mystery technique

Someone has contacted the New England Lace Group to ask for help identifying the technique used to make a shawl, the fiber used and how bes…

Started by Jill Hawkins

6 Feb 10, 2020
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

History of Lacemaking

A friend has been asked to make a presentation about the history of lacemaking. She asked about reference books for her preparation.   My s…

Started by Sally Olsen

3 Jan 31, 2020
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Identification of two pieces of lace

My sister-in-law bought two pieces of lace while in Bize (southern France). She wants me to identify them. I assumed to start with that the…

Started by Jo Edkins

27 Oct 13, 2019
Reply by Jo Edkins

Need help identifying antique needle-made/tape lace from curtain

I have a group of 5 pieces of this wonderful antique lace, one of which was originally applied to an old, stretchy bobbin-net curtain and t…

Started by Jeanne B

0 Jun 13, 2019

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