- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Antique Trader Books (March 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0930625897
- ISBN-13: 978-0930625894
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Guide to Lace and Linens Paperback – March, 1999
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The macro photographs of each lace are clear and sharp making it possible to count the number of twists in a particular stitch and identify exactly which features are the identifiable characteristic of each lace. Elizabeth's valuation system for the monetary value and collectability of each type of lace is informative and well reasoned.
For the would be collector, this book along with Earnshaw's are the ones to have at home while the pocket guide is the one to take with you to the flea markets and antique fairs. Not only will you be able to knowledgably indentify what you have, but you will be able to discern how difficult the stitches and techniques are, when and where the lace was probably made and its relative value on today's market.
It was not until I purchased Elizabeth Kurella's book, 'Everybody's Guide to Lace and Linens' that I actually understood the concepts and characteristics of each lace in a superbly logical way. I consider Kurella to be an expert researcher and writer. Her well written and generously illustrated work can turn even the greenest of novices into one who has the basics of what and how to look at laces to type them. Her 'C.O.M.B.O.' method is simply brilliant.
Each lace type is categorized by clothwork, outline, mesh, bridges used and ornament detail. I truly wish this had been the first book of my lace library instead of the latest volume. I'm a bonafide fan of Ms. Kurella and owe her my suddenly evolved level of knowledge. You can truly appreciate the monumental amount of labor and skill that went into making each precious inch of fine lace after reading this terrific book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love lace and this book helps me identify the different types and find out how they were created. Also provides information on linens. Read morePublished 2 months ago by michelle pearce
very informative book. Great for anyone interested in all types of lace.Published 4 months ago by Nancy Formella
Excellent - the best book hands down if you collect or have heirloom antique lace.Published 6 months ago by Gabby
This was a great book on lace. I ordered it because I was taking a Textile Class and it really was helpful to me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pam