LACE & FASHION LINKS
The links here are to other websites also with an interest in lacemakers and the lace making industry and are provided for convenience and information purposes only. Some relate to the history of the industry, its beginnings and development while others reference the lace industry of today.
The Descendants of the Lacemakers of Calais group does not endorse the views expressed in these websites nor can it guarantee the accuracy or currency of the information contained there.
For links to vital records of the lacemakers for events that occurred in France, refer to the French Archives page.
Museum for Lace and Fashion - Calais
Fashion, old and new and history of the building conversion from the Boulart factory to the modern museum.
Cité internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais
Nottingham Industrial Museum
Framework Knitters Museum - Ruddington
LACE MAKING MACHINES
Modern lace makers in USA using Leavers machines
Leavers Lace Corporation - Rhode Island
The Last Lace Mill in Nottingham
A Leavers machine with Jacquard attachment
How the Jacquard card system controls the lace making machine
LACE MAKING PROCESS
Modern lace makers in France using Leavers machines
La Dentelle de Calais-Caudry
A Modern Lace Factory
A modern French factory in Calais showing many of the aspects of lace making from design to finished fabric and featuring the workers speaking about and demonstrating their particular specialities and skills.
La Dentelle Noyon - Noyon Lace (Calais)
Modern machine-made lace - How it's made
A look at the modern process of making lace
Cluny Lace - Ilkeston - England's last lacemaker
An English lace maker that returned to Leavers machines