Category Archives: About the featured lace

Each month I post a photo of a piece of lace as the header to the LaceNews blog, along with a separate article discussing the featured item in detail. I don’t have a separate category to post articles on specific types of laces, and may never get one since things seem to be working well with the present structure. The pieces illustrated are all from my own collection.

Lace of the Month: Belgian Pillow Maker – February 2016

I’m reviving the “Lace of the Month” feature, and starting out with something rather unusual. Whenever I don’t have enough money to buy lace, I buy postcards.  I have a lot of postcards. The example I have chosen for February … Continue reading

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Lace of the Month – Punto Antico Aquilano – February 2012

This remarkable point ground lace is an alb flounce, and comes with two matching cuffs. They might also be used to decorated a dress. We recently mounted the set on a linen alb to get an overall impression, although the … Continue reading

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Lace of the Month – Tatting – August 2011

I am one month off on the Featured Lace writeups – I still have to do July’s important 18thc Belgian needlelace post. The delay is attributable to the Los Alamos fire, and also to time spent developing the LaceNews Channel … Continue reading

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Lace of the Month: “Sedan” – June 2011

The Commune and Arrondissement of Sedan in the Ardennes Department, and Champagne-Ardenne Region of France, is located only 10 kilometers from the Belgian border. Not too far from Arras.  Note, that is a long way from Alençon and Argentan. But … Continue reading

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Lace of the Month: Milanese – May 2011

The Northern Italian bobbinlaces that developed in centers such as Milan and Genoa are always a bit difficult. I don’t say this in regard to technique.  Patricia Read and her student Lucy Kincaid’s carefully researched book “Milanese Lace, An Introduction” … Continue reading

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Lace of the Month: Spanish Blonde – April 2011

Since I recently did a piece on the Educational Silk Museum of Como which makes silk bobbinlaces a specialty, I thought it would be appropriate to select a piece of blonde lace for the April feature.  This impressive flounce is … Continue reading

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Lace of the Month: Regency Point – March 2011

April 4, 2011 – some revisions May 22, 2015 – added two more ‘gimpless’ examples, and one more ‘Regency’ example. I’m much indebted to the authors of “A Regency Collection, Part One, A Very English Lace” for help on this … Continue reading

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