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Unknown gentleman by Cornelius Johnson; late 1620s-30s

Antique Lace: Identifying Types and Techniques

Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., U.S.A.; ISBN No. 0-7643-1384-3;

248 pages, hardback, 290 illustrations in colour and b & w

This book gathers together fascinating and useful information on all the major laces made in Europe and colonies from the late 16th to early 20th centuries. In an organised text that is easy to read, it covers needlepoint bobbin laces, crochet, tatting, embroidered nets and other minor techniques, giving identifying characteristics with detailed photographs and diagrams and comparing one lace with another where there might be confusion Comparisons with machine laces help to distinguish hand from machine products.

History and stylistic changes are also considered while use in dress is shown by portraits and fashion illustrations. A glossary and notes on cleaning and conservation make this a useful reference work for lace makers, collectc and designers.

Price: £39.75 post free within the United Kingdom. Please ask me about postal charges to other countries.

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Heather Toomer | Reply 05.11.2013 09.11

Hi Lois,
I'm in Somerset so not too far. If you ring me on 01761 241540 we can discuss options. I'm out from 6.30 this evening and this am. Answaphone on. H

Lois Wheeler | Reply 04.11.2013 16.49

Dear Heather, I have some old lace that I would like help with identifying. Are you available for consultation and if so where?
I live in Glos-shire. Lois

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23.09 | 22:41

I have probably all the books you have written.
They are all wonderful and have taught me so much.

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23.08 | 23:18

Samantha,
Yes, both available. Cost including air mail to N.Z. is £59 - sorry, no reduction for 2 as post has risen. Please email htac2000@gmail.com to arrange.

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I'd very much like to get hold of both Embroidered with White and White Embroidered Costume Accessories, to be sent to New Zealand. Are they still available?

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I'm interested in purchasing Embroidered with White, White Embroidered Costume Accessories, and European Laces. I'm in the US. Can you give ma combined cost?

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