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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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23.06 | 11:50

Thanks for message, yes I will have European Laces .... will pay by Paypal if possible .... thanks.

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18.06 | 17:50

Dear Ann,
Glad you like my books. European Laces is now £5.50 including post I'm afraid - postage has gone up since I last updated. If that's OK please email me

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17.06 | 17:07

Hello Heather,
Would like your book 'European Lace' please let me know the price + post.
I am UK and bought from you several times before and love them all.
Ann

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06.12 | 17:15

I have sent, Thanks

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