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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
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
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

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

5 Sep 17, 2019
Reply by Laurie Elliott

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

Lace maker?

This is a little different kind of ID, a question sent to me by a friend - Could this needlework picture perhaps show the woman making lace…

Started by Carolyn Wetzel

5 May 30, 2019
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

More Spanish lace

While pondering the previous lace dress, I came across this piece. I feel that the design is a very Spanish looking one. But is there a nam…

Started by Devon Thein

2 May 23, 2019
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Blonde in 18th century-Spanish

There is a piece in the museum which appears to be made into a dress skirt of the 1890s, although I think that it might have started out as…

Started by Devon Thein

7 May 23, 2019
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Chinese?

A friend asked for help identifying the techniques in a textile.  Here are her words and pictures. I have a lace dress yoke, possibly for…

Started by Sally Olsen

6 Feb 22, 2019
Reply by Sally Olsen

Fun piece of bobbin lace

I recently got an inquiry through our museum email regarding this piece of lace.  The woman, who gave permission for me to share these phot…

Started by Kimberly Davis

8 Feb 5, 2019
Reply by Paula Harten

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