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Where to Buy? Metallic Lace

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:50 pm
by Wiblick
I was going to buy this lace ... 27765.aspx

to put along the bottom edge, neckline of my new jacobean jacket, but at 40 dollars for postage it doesn't seem worth it ordering the 3 yards I'd need

Have searched and searched and can't find anywhere doing even a similar one in a metallic gold, which puzzles me as it says this one is made in Germany.

Anyone know of any good lace supplier for something similar?



Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:29 pm
by Shadowcat
Have you tried Barnet Lawson, Klein's or MacCulloch and Wallis. Or even Silvan's. See where you will find lots of suppliers' names listed.

The lace is not really "quite" right for Jacobean.


Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:17 pm
by Calendula
That lace is nice but as Shadowcat says, not really right. Have a look at Margaret Laton's jacket (V&A) - this is trimmed with a quite loose metallic lace, with spangles (sequins).

(Sorry, can't get an image to load - search for T.228-1994 here:

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:45 am
by myladyswardrobe
Shadowcat is correct - that lace is not correct for the period and Barnett Lawson is very good.

I have found them to be somewhat not helpful when I go in person. They seem to expect me to know precisely what I am looking for. However, if you can find a picture of something that is appropriate then send it to them via email with your contact details and any other info pertaining to the lace (e.g. metallic; gold but not brassy; delicate and light etc etc) and they will be happy to send you swatches of stuff.

And once you find something you like through them, if you order it it will come very quickly. I do recommend them!


Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:30 am
by Wiblick
Thank you so much all. I will check out all those avenues. I got fixated on finding gold metallic and didn't really, really look at the styling of the lace, but you're right, every example really has a more open weave.

This was the jacket I looked at ... &id=116779

I have two jackets, one in a large crewel pattern from designerfabrics in Canada and the other was more of a use up the fabric in the house and it's a cotton velveteen, and it's the one I'm trimming as it's dreadfully unperiod looking plain.

Thanks again