A Brief Bibliography : Laces
|The History of Lace.
Margaret Simeon. London, 1979. Superbly illustrated
survey of European bobbin and needle laces.
Bobbin and Needle Laces:
Identification & Care.
Pat Earnshaw. 1983, McMinnville, Oregon. Excellent survey
of bobbin and needle lace types.
The Identification of Lace.
Pat Earnshaw. 1980, Aylesbury. Excellent small
paperback identification guide.
Lace in Fashion From the
Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.
Pat Earnshaw. 1985, London. Excellent survey of lace in
Old Italian Lace.
Elisa Ricci. 1913, London. Two Volumes. These large
classic volumes are lavishly illustrated with antique examples
of early needle and bobbin lace. Only available through
rare book dealers.
Lace: History and Fashion.
Anne Kraatz. 1989, New York. A lavishly illustrated historical
Lace: The Elegant Web.
Janine Montupet and Ghislaine Schoeller. 1990, New York. A
large coffee-table book with large colored photos of both
antique laces and costumery showing their
Patricia Wardle. 1968, New York. Lace manufacture
throughout the 19th century, including the beginnings of machine
lace. Chapters on lace in France, Belgium, Ireland.
A History of Lace.
Mrs. Bury Palliser. 1975, London. Reprint 1971,
Detroit. A classic on the subject.
The Romance of the Lace Pillow,
Being the History of Lace-making in Bucks, Beds, Northants and
Neighbouring Counties, Together with Some Account of the Lace
Industries of Devon and Ireland. Thomas
Wright. 1919, Olney, Bucks. Bobbin lace history from an
Lace Machines and Machine Laces.
Pat Earnshaw. 1986, London. A thorough study of manufactured
The Lace Book.
Jessie F. Capllin. 1952, New York. A useful little book
which compares the structures of machine lace with the bobbin
and needle lace which it copies.
Irish Lace. Ada
Longfield. 1978, Dublin. A good small booklet surveying Irish
Ayrshire and Other Whitework.
Margaret Swain. 1982, Aylesbury. Very small
paperback publication dealing with this one specialized type of
An Introduction of Lace. Gabrielle
Pond. 1973. New York. Small book with brief survey.
Complete Book of English Bobbin
Lace. Pamela Nottingham. 1976,
London. An excellent how-to-do-it with step-by-step directions
on making Torchon and Bucks Point laces.
A Manual of Hand-Made Bobbin
Lace Work. Margaret Maidment
1976, London. Another how-to-do-it book on Torchon and Bucks
The Technique of Needlepoint
Lace. Nenia Lovesey.
1980, New York. Directions for making needle lace, along with a
Armenian Needlelace and
Alice Odian Kasparian. 1983, McLean, Virginia. A
survey of pieces produced with circular knotted netting along
with instructions for the technique.
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