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Identification of Lace (Shire Library) Paperback – November 17, 2009

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"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)

About the Author

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. The Identification of Lace was her first book. Fourteen others have followed, all addressing issues of lace.
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Product Details

  • Series: Shire Library
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Shire; 3 edition (November 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747802378
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747802372
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #864,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By MMCarolla on February 12, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book not only defines hundreds of types of lace - including close-up photographs, drawings, and diagrams of many of them - it also discusses terms dealing with the history and manufacture of these amazing works of art. It is a concise and comprehensive book that I have found incredibly helpful. It also has a wonderful bibliography for those who are looking for more detailed, in depth information regarding particular styles of lace.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Deborah V VINE VOICE on July 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
Although this book was published in 1980, the pictures and commentary are relevant to the lace maker, collector, or those interested in old lace.

The dozens of illustrations and pictures of lace along with the descriptions are detailed enough to identify lace pieces. Earnshaw has divided the lace identification into embroidered laces, needlepoint laces, bobbin laces, and machine laces.

The back of the book contains a nice glossary and detailed index.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Dwinnell-Smith on November 23, 2013
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This book was a clear and concise explanation of different lace making techniques. I bought this to identify textiles that I have.
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