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Subject: The Lacemaker-Claimed
Date Posted: 1/28/2010 10:06 AM ET
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by Janine Montupet


Valli, in a characteristic RAOK, offered to Letty an older unpostable copy of this book. Letty, of course, characteristically has 'paid it forward' and now I have read it. Who would like to be next?  It will come to you credit free and postage free, with the only condition to it being that you also pay it forward and pass it on postage and credit free.  It's a lovely story, a classic work of HF---you meet a 17th century girl and follow her life and loves as she apprentices as a lacemaker in Alencon, the lace capital of France then; best of all, you learn a great deal about the history of hand lacemaking and the growing Catholic intolerance of Protestants in France at the time.

Who's next?


Ladies, it's been claimed by REK/bigstone----PM her if you want her to pass it on to you, I am sending it to her today! Letty, Valli--many many thanks! Let's keep it going.

Last Edited on: 1/31/10 1:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/28/2010 5:07 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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I really loved this little book and considered it my best find of last year. It has a typical sort of romance, but I really enjoyed reading about the history of lacemaking. It was fascinating and I learned a lot! Then, I spent way too much time looking at old lace online, lol.

Date Posted: 1/28/2010 10:48 PM ET
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I'm happy to take it, if it's still available -- but it may be awhile (a long while, actually) before I get to it, so if someone else wants it, I can certainly wait. (I was hesitant when I first saw the title because it reminded me of The Lace Reader -- which I hated.)

I love the "pay it forward" idea!

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 8:37 PM ET
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this type of lace is the lace we used almost exclusively in our evening wear and wedding gown designs in the 1980's.  It was considered the best lace.  it was certainly the most expensive.   in the late '80's and the 1990's other machine designed and manufactered laces took over, including an imitation of Alencon.

Anyway, if no one else has taken it, I would love to read this book.  I found an unpostabel arc of the Lace Reader a couple days ago at my UBS.  I am glad I didn't buy it.

Date Posted: 1/29/2010 9:27 PM ET
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I love this pay it forward idea!