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450 Years of Lace: 550 Digital Images from the Exhibition Held in the Allhallows Museum. Honiton, Devon, 2002.

Browne, Clare. Lace from the Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 2004.

Buck, Anne. Thomas Lester: His Lace and the East Midlands Industry, 1820-1905. Bedford: Ruth Bean, 1981.

Burano. Consorzi di Merletti, Scuola dei Merletti di Burano. Burano Lace School, 1981.

Burkhard, Claire. Faszinierendes Kloppeln/Fascination de la Dentelle aux Fuseux/ Fascinating Bobbin Lace (text in three languages). Bern and Stuttgart, 1986.

de Chaves, Lila. Greek Lace in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Athens, 1999.

Cole, Alan. Report upon his Visits to Irish Lace-making and Embroidery Schools in 1889. London, Department of Science and Art, 1889.

Pomp and Poetry: Lace through 400 years. Danske Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, 1991.

Davanzo Poli, Doretta, ed. Cinque Secoli di Merletti Europei : I Capolavori. Burano, 1984.

Felkin, William. History of Machine-Wrought Hosiery and Lace. London, 1867. Reprinted Newton Abbot, 1967.

Framke, Gisela, ed. Spitze Luxus Zwischen Tradition und Avantgarde. Dortmund, 1995.

Halls, Zillah. Nottingham Lace. Nottingham, 1964. Revised edition, 1973.

Hashagen, Joanna & Santina Levey. Fine & Fashionable: Lace from the Blackborne Collection. Bowes Museum, 2006.

Kraatz, Anne. Lace: History and Fashion. London, 1989.

Levey, Santina. Lace: A History. London/Leeds, 1983.

Levey, Santina & Patricia Payne. Le Pompe. Patterns for Venetian bobbin lace. Facsimile of the 1559 pattern book. Carlton, Bedfordshire, 1983.

Palliser, Mrs Bury. A History of Lace. London, 1865. Revised and enlarged by M. Jourdain and A. Dryden, 1902.

Risselin-Steenebrugen, Marie. Trois Siecles de Dentelles, Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. Brussels, 1980.

Simeon, Margaret. The History of Lace. London, 1979.

Staniland, Kay & Santina Levey. 'Queen Victoria's Wedding Dress and Lace'. Costume, The Journal of the Costume Society, No. 17, 1983.

Wardle, Patricia. Victorian Lace. London, 1968. Reprinted Carlton, Bedfordshire, 1982.

Wardle, Patricia. 75 x Lace. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2000.

Yallop, H. J. The History of the Honiton Lace Industry. University of Exeter, 1992.

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Electric Blue Lace Tights

Electric Blue Lace Tights

These pretty blue and black tights feature a printed lace pattern. Made in Italy.…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Red House - Tour 1

Tue 08 March 2016 11:00–12:30

Red House is an ongoing conservation project. The house team will talk you through the work they are doing to uncover the collaborative decorative schemes created by the Pre-Raphaelite
circle in the house that Philip Webb designed for his best friend William Morris “to be jolly in”.

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