Lace: Here: Now
Lace: Here: Now focuses on the history of lace, particularly Nottingham lace. But you won’t find any mention of Robin Hood here; no, this history of lace begins in the 1700s, when machine-made lace had just been invented. Lace-making is a topic that most people probably have not given much thought, but it is a complex and time-consuming process that will give everyone a new appreciation for the people, designs and machinery involved. In addition, the latter half of the book discusses the designers behind contemporary lace patterns and how these designers continue to innovate despite a changing market.
It reads much like a textbook, so if you are a born scholar and are interested in the varied history of lace, I’d recommend it. But even those who aren’t so interested in the scholarly text will have something great to look at, because the photos that accompany the text are wonderful. In particular, there is one photo that makes, shall we say, unusual use of some vintage lace undergarments. This book should be great fun for both history buffs and lace enthusiasts.
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