Lace Making in the Midlands Past And Present

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LACE-MAKINGIN THE MIDLANDSISKETCH OF THE PROGRESS OF LACE-MAKING IN EUROPEThe history of lace-making is the history of an art. A piece of lace is an artistic composition expressed in twisted thread, j


ust as a piece of wood-carving is the expression of the artist's idea in chiselled wood. Lace is not, like embroidery, an ornamented fabric; it is itself ornament. It is not the application of art to-a craft; the whole pattern is the fabric, and the fabric is the pattern. It is this peculiarity that distinguishes lace from needlework and from woven-work.The art is a comparatively modern one. No trace of it can be found on ancient monuments or in early records; the term " old lace" isBTable of Contents CONTENTS; PAGE; I, Progress of Lace-making in Europe i; II Progress of Lace-making in England 17; III Lace-ma king in the Midlands during the ; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 23; IV Lace Schools 3°; V Lace-makers at Home 40; VI Decline of the Lace Industry 45; VII Revival of the Lace Industry 53; VIII The Condition and Prospects of Lace- ; MAKING AT THE PRESENT TlME; 6lAbout the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at

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