Subject has been changed so it will be easier to search in the future.
It has been interesting to follow Susan Hottle's lead and search for the
book "Lacemaking in Ripon. A History" by Avril W. M. Edmondson and Mary Y.
Moseley - a 100 page paperback, published by Ripon Local Studies Research
Centre in June 2010 per Amazon, which gives a price of $160! Another site
says it is 91 pages. And the Ripon Historical Society at
http://www.riponhistoricalsociety.org.uk/publications/books/ does not offer
the lace book.
Was this book reviewed at the time of publication? I did not find anything
in the Arachne Archives when the title of the book was searched. Is
anyone else in the world trying to capture our lace history in a facility like
A search for the two authors brought up an October 2005 note from Malvary
about a book by Edna Sutton and Mary Moseley "Birds, Bees and Butterflies",
which is not in my lace library inventory under their names. I do have 3
books by Sutton devoted to Bruges lace.
This is an example of how we are losing track of people who may have had an
influence on the revival of lace techniques and researched history in
out-of-the-way communities during the 21st century. If the information given
above is correct, it is only 7 years since this little book was published!
Will knowledge of lace made in Ripon fade away? Does anyone outside of
the U.K. have this book?
Jeri Ames in Maine USA
Lace and Embroidery Resource Center
In a message dated 8/4/2017 9:46:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Hello All! Now that Polish lace is out of the way & our display is on
exhibit, it's time to work on Scotland for next month's installation. I just
finished an adorable little Ripon lace edging that Jean Leader interpreted
from an old encyclopedia. It was published in Lace & I found it at Cornell
University library last year. I will post a pic of the lace to Arachne
Flickr. If anyone would like the pattern, I will scan it & send as I can't
find the issue/page info at the moment. I didn't have 80/2 gassed cotton so
used DMC broder machine 50. The design is very sweet & would look great
as an edging on cotton lawn--light & airy for summer. Sincerely, Susan
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