Mary Mangan
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Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Byzantine bobbin lace, 11th century?? in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"I would be cautious in accepting the words of the catalog at face value. Because someone says something is bobbin lace doesn't necessarily make it so. It is possible to make a square mesh by bobbins, but without more detail in the photos we…"
Jun 1
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Byzantine bobbin lace, 11th century?? in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"And that is precisely the kind of institutional knowledge I thought someone would have on this. Thank you, Devon!"
Jun 1
Devon Thein replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Byzantine bobbin lace, 11th century?? in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"In 1893 Cora Slocomb di Brazza, an American who married into the Italian aristocracy and started a lace industry to give work to Italian women in the Fruili region of Italy (https://www.coradibrazza.com/) organized an exhibit Old and New Lace in…"
Jun 1
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Swedish lace history in the group Identification-History
"It sounds like they made a digital copy. I wonder if they could make that available. "
Jun 1
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Byzantine bobbin lace, 11th century?? in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"The earliest unequivocal evidence for bobbin lace is the 1559 LePompe book. There are supposedly references to "bone lace" in 15th c inventories, but I have no direct knowledge of those. From what I know of lace history, the only form of…"
May 31
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Swedish lace history in the group Identification-History
"I would love to see more pages from that book."
May 31
Elizabeth Ligeti replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Byzantine bobbin lace, 11th century?? in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"Goodness!! I did not know bobbin lace went that far back either, Mary. I look forward to reading the thoughts of the experts on this list!!"
May 31
Mary Mangan added a discussion to the group Early Bobbin Lace
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Byzantine bobbin lace, 11th century??

Hello experts--I trawl museum archives for fun, but I'm just an amateur honing my identification skills. I can do ok with some of the early laces at this point. This one, though, I'm surprised about. Everything I've read so far suggested there was not bobbin lace in the 11th century. But I don't know what this piece did to earn that classification. Any thoughts? Or am I just not familiar with this region--most of the things I've seen have been more Western European. …See More
May 31
Laurie Waters replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Swedish lace history in the group Identification-History
"In 2012 the Minnesota Lace Society sponsored the IOLI convention, and there was a fairly big exhibition of Swedish lace at the Institute. They worked with People in Sweden borrowing their didactic material, hosted Swedish visitors, and even I sent a…"
May 31
Mary Mangan added a discussion to the group Identification-History
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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 otherwise. There are some cute old lace roller pillows in there too. Art event story: https://news.yahoo.com/minnesota-artist-finds-ways-look-183800898.htmlMinnesota artist finds new ways to look at old lace in show at American Swedish…See More
May 31
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"Excellent--thanks for the leads, all. "
May 7
Lorelei Halley Administrator replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"Here are sources I know…"
May 6
Nancy M. Terselic replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"Have you explored the Arizona.edu lace links page?  There are dozens of downloadable books and resources: https://www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/lace.html"
May 6
M. Leigh Martin replied to Mary Mangan's discussion Is there a list of online lace books? in the group Bookreviews
"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…"
May 5
Mary Mangan added a discussion to the group Bookreviews
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Is there a list of online lace books?

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
May 5
Mary Mangan replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"Well, that was fascinating. Thanks for the input, all.  PS: I'm gonna sign up for that IOLI workshop on lace identification...."
May 4

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What is your primary lace interest? 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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At 4:40pm on June 26, 2020, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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