TITLE

Leavers Lace: The Aristocrat of Textile Fabrics

AUTHOR(S)
JEROME, SUSAN J.
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Piecework;May/Jun2013, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the history of leavers lace. Particular focus is given to how the Industrial Revolution made it possible to produce lace by machine and in bulk. Additional topics discussed include bobbin lace techniques, how the first lacemaking machine was invented in 1813 by John Leavers and how much of the machine-made lace industry was dominated by the state of Rhode Island in the 20th-century.
ACCESSION #
86940840

 

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