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't Apostelientje web site
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I am using the pretext of telling everyone that 't Apostelientje, the lace shop in Bruges, now has a website, www.apostelientje.be, to actually tell you what…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Feb 9, 2016.

 

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Nancy A. Neff replied to Nancy M. Terselic's discussion Spangles on lace in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"Just to update you all -- Gil Dye says it's very probably early 1600s, that it's very much like the lace on Jane Lambard's mantle, which is reliably dated to 1620! She cited the clearly handmade spangles as part of the evidence that…"
Jun 5
Nancy A. Neff replied to Nancy M. Terselic's discussion Spangles on lace in the group Early Bobbin Lace
"I just found this 2014 discussion of spangles and thought you all might be interested in a piece of lace I bought recently. It was in a group of metal laces identified as mid-19th C, and that's what the rest looked like. This piece however is…"
Jun 1
Nancy A. Neff replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"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…"
May 3
Nancy A. Neff replied to Mary Mangan's discussion ID request for the black lace on the shoulder in the group Identification-History
"Point ground.Could be Point de Paris because of kat stitch ground also but maybe Chantilly since black (silk probably) and kat stitch is sometimes found there too."
May 2
Nancy A. Neff replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"May I recommend that you get Elizabeth Kurella's book "A Guide to Lace and Linens" -- it's an extremely good book for the details of the different kinds of lace. (You can get it from her Ebay listings, under the user…"
Apr 16
Nancy A. Neff replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"Hi Arzhela, The design is reminiscent of Art Nouveau, including the general symmetry, which puts it 1890 to 1915. The padded outlines are quite monotonous and weak, unlike the17th C Gros Point or even more-so the 19th-20th C Wiener Werkstaette…"
Apr 15
Nancy A. Neff replied to Claudia Crowley's discussion Piece of old lace in the group Identification-History
"Yes, needlelace, imitation of 17th C Venetian gros point, this one made around the turn of the 20th C. Was probably a cuff. Quite a pretty piece."
Apr 14
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I think it might help to clarify something: as far as I can see, no one was ever suggesting that corners were joined by lassen. Obviously they are not, they are seamed. The reason flat corners were brought into the discussion is that if there were…"
Jun 22, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I think it might help to clarify something: as far as I can see, no one was ever suggesting that corners were joined by lassen. Obviously they are not, they are seamed. The reason flat corners were brought into the discussion is that if there were…"
Jun 22, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"The design looks to me like v early 1900s German, or floral Beds as Cindy suggests. I don't know how far back floral Beds goes and I can't find my copy of the recent book on it. Besides the design, the edges of the cloth stitch argues for…"
Jun 20, 2019
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Jun 18, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"I shouldn't have said it might be Le Puy -- there are no leaves, and leaves are a major design elements in the Cluny/Beds/Maltese family. I don't know a name for the German lace I remember. One of them is this…"
Jun 18, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Yes, it's either a Le Puy en Velay France or from elsewhere in the continent--I'd say now that I think about it that it's probably German. I've seen very similar lace, including that ground, in German bobbin lace books from the…"
Jun 18, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"Honiton is a part lace, whereas Beds is a straight lace. In Honiton, the grounds are worked by hanging new pairs on the edges of the motifs. It's amazing but this piece looks like a straight lace to me -- I haven't been able to find in any…"
Jun 18, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"In both examples of a lassen join below, it looks to me like the thread used for the join is exactly the same thread as in the rest of the lace shown. Certainly not smaller. What do others think?"
Jun 16, 2019
Nancy A. Neff commented on Lorelei Halley Administrator's group Identification-History
"So those are sewn corners in the Val below, not drafted. But WOW, those are beautiful joins. It took magnification for me to be confident that they were sewn. (And therefore no need for a lassen join in one of the edges.) Thanks Devon!"
Jun 16, 2019

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At 1:54pm on January 29, 2012, Lorelei Halley Administrator said…

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Welcome.  Nice to see you here.  All the policies and software are the same as needlelacetalk, except that this group includes a wider array of laces (basically anything handmade).  Let me know if you have questions.

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