Why should any lace be bathed in salt water?  Have  professional
conservators and restorers approved this "treatment"?

This is a simple reminder that I "preach" to be very careful about
exposing your precious laces to chemicals and minerals in water drawn  from
wells and public water supplies.  Please remember the  free conservation
and restoration advice given to you on Arachne for  20-plus years, which came
from training seminars at some of America's  foremost museums.  Very few
special textile sites have someone who has  learned from the best textile
experts, and have a stack of books on the subject  available for

Jeri Ames in Maine USA
Lace and Embroidery Resource Center

In a message dated 9/16/2016 2:12:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
susan.voss...@gmail.com writes:

Hi  Susan,

The lace is made normally then immersed in sea water at the  local salt
works.  It was Marie-Thérèse Bonniol who first thought up  the technique -
Denise, of the site you mention, learnt it from her - and  you can see the
various stages here: http://artetdentelle.free.fr and go to  Dentelles
cristallisées dans le sel.  The rest of her work is worth  looking at too -
I love her creations!

Sue from  Montélimar

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