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Jean Leader's Lace Identification booklet

July 14, 2015 8:59 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

For those of you who do not see the Arachne posts, Jean Leader mentioned that a couple of years ago she put together a booklet (42 pages) about identifying hand-made lace that was used for a series of workshops for textile curators organized by the Dress and Textile Specialists in partnership with the V&A.  This booklet includes useful information about the conservation, display, and storage of lace.  It is online at

Thanks to Jean for posting this.  And yes, I used a good deal of her text description here.

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