Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Seven centuries of lace, Maria Margaret Pollen, 1908
The past few weeks, my attention has been drawn by lace of all sorts... It started at the Brocante and Antiques Fair in Deventer, where I bought some gorgeous scraps of lace (no pictures yet, it takes time with an analog camera.... Then, Racaire wrote about the blog Italian Needlework, which is a must-read for anyone interested in historical needlework.
And now, I found this wonderful on-line book Seven centuries of Lace, by Maria Margaret Pollen (1908). You can download or browse it for free here.
The 17th century Italian towels above are really nice, and macrame is such a fun thing to do :-)