On January 6, 2022 I presented my talk “Lace — So Lovely There was a Law Against It” online for the Loudoun County Public Library. You can watch the presentation online at the Library’s YouTube channel. Here’s the link:
Several of the English-language organizations and museums offer books – including used books – for sale. Others have lending libraries and list their contents online. Here are three books about Ipswich lace:
The Laces of Ipswich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1850 by Marta Cottertell Raffel
The Lace Samples from Ipswich, Massachusetts, 17889-1790: History, Patterns, and Working Diagrams from 22 Lace Samples Preserved at the Library of Congress by Karen H. Thompson
Fine Thread, Lace and Hosiery in Ipswich by Thomas Franklin Waters and Jess Fewkes.
New York Times
Victoria and Albert Museum
Museum of Costume and Lace (Musee de Costume et de la dentelle)
International Spitzensammlung, Nordhalben, Germany
Lace Museum (Museo del Merlotto)
Burano Island Near Venice, Italy
Arenys de Mar
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Here is an article discussing Oneida lace.
Le Pere, Wisconsin
The Museum of American History has a lace collection.
Member Karen H. Thompson has led trips to the Smithsonian to discuss lace and is the author of the book (above under Books) about Ispwich lace. There is a link to contact her under the “About” tab where she is listed as the Volunteer Hours Recorder.
Founding President Birgette Tessler commented online after my talk and offered her email address for those interested in contacting her. DKLacemaker@gmail.com