The Identification of Lace

The Identification of Lace

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This book guides the reader through the intricacies of identifying a piece of lace, listing and illustrating the points to look for in each lace. It covers the whole range of lace from all parts of the world, selecting for examination of those major types which the collector or dealer is most likely to come across or hear about. The numerous photographs are arranged to assist comparison of diagnostic features and to put together laces which might be confused with one other so that their differences, sometimes subtle, can be appreciated.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 144.78 x 208.28 x 7.62mm | 317.51g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 156 B/W
  • 0747802378
  • 9780747802372
  • 594,738

About Pat Earnshaw

Pat Earnshaw's interest in lace began as a collector but she was soon involved in giving lectures and study days on the identification and other aspects of antique laces, not only in Britain but in frequent lecture tours in the USA, Australia and Europe.
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Review quote

I found this book a very easy and enjoyable read. I am most impressed by the large number of beautiful and interesting lace photos...I feel that after reading this book I can also identify many forms of lace. "Tatting Tales (November 2009)"" "I found this book a very easy and enjoyable read. I am most impressed by the large number of beautiful and interesting lace photos...I feel that after reading this book I can also identify many forms of lace." --Tatting Tales (November 2009) "I found this book a very easy and enjoyable read. I am most impressed by the large number of beautiful and interesting lace photos...I feel that after reading this book I can also identify many forms of lace." - Tatting Tales (November 2009)"
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Table of contents

A chronicle of lace Identifying lace: Embroidered laces; Needlepoint laces; Bobbin laces; Belgian or 'Brussels' lace; French bobbin laces; Spanish laces; English bobbin laces; East European laces Machine and craft laces: Decorated nets; MAchine-patterned laces; Craft laces Comparison of lace machine and bobbin lace products Glossary Bibliography Index
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