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History of Lace and Lace making, Lace bobbins, books and supplies

Brief History of Lace and Lace Making

Lace, A History of

Brief History of Lace and Lace Making This brief history of lace and lace making goes back several centuries but this is a very brief outline. However, we do not have a definite date as to when lace originated in the United Kingdom. Early texts would suggest that lace as we now know it, originated in the 16th century. Although there were already fine open weave finishes and nets, the techniques used to create them were not the same as […]

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Beads and Lace Bobbins – What are Spangles?

Lace Bobbins, Lace Making

Lace bobbins have always been a fascination for me, the picture to the left is a selection from my own collection, they are on my lace pillow creating the lace shown here.  There is so much history and folklore surrounding the bobbins and the spangles (beading) that is added to them. I can make lace by hand, although at the moment can only do this when my cats are asleep, otherwise they come running at the sound of the beads. […]

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