Articles, books and references to events, people and stages relating to the history and making of machine-made lace.
GENERAL - BOOKS, ARTICLES AND DIRECTORIES
Catalogue - Galeries des Collections
Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode, 2010
The Calais Lace Museum catalogue is a wealth of information about lace, both hand and machine made. Sections cover early hand-made lace and its use in fashion, the industry in England and its introduction to Calais, the expansion of the industry with new machines and steam power, the process from sketch to sale and the workers in that process, and the museums fashion collection. Much of the catalogue is in French. However, there are also many pages in English.
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
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.