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Silver Tissue Dress

February 23, 2023 8:20 PM | Bryce Wolf

I found this short YouTube video on the conservation of a 1660 dress really interesting. It is heavily embellished with a point ground lace unique in the use of a ribbon-like gimp (described as parchment lace - paper tightly wrapped in silk thread). Take a look!


  • February 25, 2023 9:42 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)
    That is STUNNING. Wowsa.

    Hmm. Parchment as gimp. I bet there's no way to get that nowadays. I wonder how it's made.

    Thanks so much for bringing this.
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  • February 28, 2023 12:01 PM | Winann Steinmetz (Administrator)
    wow. such patience to mold the lace back into the original shape. very pretty. thanks for sharing.
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