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Ipswich lace course online early this July

June 21, 2020 9:32 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

Since I found out about the existence of Ipswich lace, I have been obsessed with it. I scour through museum archives to find examples. I've looked through Abigail Adams' letters to see what lace she bought (can't tell). Have searched colonial newspapers for ads (not clear).

My lace goals included skilling up enough to make quantities of it for my reenactor kit. Of course, now that workshops are cancelled, I thought that was unlikely. 

But after our meeting yesterday, I went to The Lace Museum to look for those IOLI pins we discussed, and saw their workshop list included Ipswich lace! I'm so pleased. Thanks for the pointer to whoever that was.

For those who might not know the backstory on Ipswich lace, here's a nice item from the Smithsonian. It was written by Karen Thompson, who will offer the workshop.

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