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Expert in Lace Patterns?

jmac | Posted in General Discussion on

Hey all. I’m not regular here, but have a question that might apply.  Is anyone aware of an expert in lace textile patterns.  I do litigation consulting work, and a law firm I work with needs an expert to look a specific lace pattern and try to determine if it resembles historical patterns that were widely used/known.  The problem is we need the expert to be able to locate the historical pattern that might match on his/her own. (e.g. identify charateristics in the pattern we have and say ah-ha that looks like a (insert time era and lcoation) pattern and then find a picture/sample of it that matches.)  I may be barking up the wrong tree here, but any help would really be appreciated.  Thanks.


  1. ShannonG4d | | #1

    I know who to ask:)

    Go to and contact the people there.  They know lace well!


    1. jmac | | #2

      Thanks. I will try there.

  2. SewingWriter | | #3

    Good suggestion from Shannon.  But if it doesn't work out, try The Textile Museum or the Smithsionian.

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