Articles and references to events, people and stages relating to the history and making of machine-made lace.
LAST OF BRITISH LACE
A dress for a princess
The Cluny Lace Company Ltd in Ilkstone Derbyshire is the last of the once great and thriving machine-made lace industry in England. It has survived by using its 19th century Leavers machines. Those machines made lace for the dress worn by Kate Middleton when she married Prince William as well as for other bridal party members.
1817 newspaper article about the Luddites who attacked John Heathcoat's factory in Loughborough that lead to their execution in 17 April 1817
BOOKS, ARTICLES AND DIRECTORIES
Book - The Last of the Luddites, Ian Porter, 2015
Book - Lace in Fashion From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, Pat Earnshaw, BT Batsford London 1985