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Not a lace ID: looking for a pillow style

Wandering through Wikipedia again today, I came across this kind of "lace loom" or "lace drum" according to Google translate. The page says…

Started by Mary Mangan

15 Sep 12
Reply by Mary Mangan

Identifying Lace on 1806 Pillowcases

I run a small history museum in Hillsboro, Kansas, and we received a donation of two pillowcases, and I would like to identify the type of…

Started by Steve Fast

9 Jul 17
Reply by Steve Fast

Help identifying old lace

Can anyone help me out? I have inherited lace from my Mother, Aunt, and Grandmother. I don't know how to describe it, other than "lace". My…

Started by Mary Schaefer

8 Jul 9
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Swedish lace history

I happened across an article about a lace artwork event, and it linked to this website with lots of Swedish lace that I wouldn't have found…

Started by Mary Mangan

3 Jun 1
Reply by Mary Mangan

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

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