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Thursday, June 2

How to Organize Antique Lace?

I love Antique Lace.

I just love lace, really.  But some of the prettiest laces are old.

Here is some of my lace wrapped around a toilet paper holder.

So, what I want to know is...

How do you organize Antique Lace!! ??

 Really, I am asking all of you to give me good ideas about this.  Send me pictures if you can.  I will share them.

This is how I don't do a good job organizing  my Antique Lace.  

I need help!

It's beautiful lace and deserves a nice storage space.

I'm waiting to hear from you!

added: You need to view the comments to see how others store their lace.  Here is a link to a wonderful storage idea from Faith, Grace and Crafts!  Don't miss it.  

"Of many Arts, one surpasses all.  For the maiden seated at her work flashes the smooth balls and thousand threads into the circle, ... and from this, her amusement, makes as much profit as a man earns by the sweat of his brow, and no maiden ever complains, at even, of the length of the day.  The issue is a fine web, which feeds the pride of the whole globe; which surrounds with its fine border cloaks and tuckers, and shows grandly round the throats and hands of Kings."               - Jacob Van Eyck, 1651.

Lace is a lovely part of life!

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Doni said...

Hello! When I saw the word Lace, well, I just had to pop over and have a look-see!!
Here's the post I recently did that shows one of my methods...
The old fashioned clothespin wrapped with lace. Then the BIG to store them!
I found an old box, and well, you can see in the post:

I'll be watching for more ideas here!!
Blessings, Doni

Sewing Junkie said...

I don't have much as far as antique lace, but my Grandmother always folded it in hanks and use ribbon to hold it together. She would measure it and place a little card she cut out of a recipe card and tie it on the lace. Then she placed them in a clear plastic shoe box. Hope this helps. Chris

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I don't have any old lace, but I store all my new lace by wrapping around cardstock and labeling with the width and yardage, then store upright in a plastic drawer so I can see the labels. I have white on one row and ivory on the other. Someday I'll write a post about it. It took two days of intense work to do it, but it was worth the effort. If I were really ambitious, I would use acid free cardstock and store in a small acid free photo box.

Michie' Mooney said...

I have used tissue holders, tied the lace with ribbon and am now using the lazy method of just dropping it in small zip lock bags and labeling the front.

Julia said...

I'm ashamed to say that mine is stored in plastic shoebox bins. I would love to reorganize it and find a better place to keep it. I have quite a bit of antique lace. I use it lots, so it needs to be easily accessible.
I will be reading your comments to find great ideas. I'll be going to Doni's site to see her suggestions.
Thanks for the post

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