"I believe the closest thing we have to a general lace book bibliography is the IOLI lending library list. It can be downloaded, and the books borrowed at a reasonable cost. I've got the closest thing to a comprehensive bibliography…"
Some books are hard to find, and may not be necessary to own. And I don't mean bootleg books, I mean legit archival copies from reputable repositories, out of copyright, etc.On Instagram today someone photographed their book collection, and it started a discussion about one that some of us wanted to see. It turns out, it is available in full here:A history of hand-made lace : Dealing with the origin of lace, the growth of the great lace centres, the mode of manufacture, the methods of…See More
"To me, it looks like two different black laces joined. The outside one has a lot in common with the Ipswich laces made in Ipswich, MA in the late 1700s - and probably elsewhere, we just don't know exactly where. The ground looks…"
"Gosh, I think the painting gives amazing detail. It is clearly whole stitch in the motifs and point ground in the upper area. I suppose that could be Mechlin ground, but the motifs are two big and bold for Mechlin. Kat stitch is clear and certainly…"
"The portrait doesn't give us enough detail for any confidence in an identification. That is the first problem.
The 2nd problem is that I am not at all sure chantilly existed as early as 1775. All the point ground laces are primarily 19th…"
"The black lace is chantilly with a very surprising edge with Paris point.... Never see that. Anyway it's the first period of Chantilly and I know more 19 century Chantilly.What surprised me in this image is the blonde we can see above the…"
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