Welcome to Vintage Lace Making


This site offers free online resources (onsite as well as offsite) about vintage lace making.  Hope you enjoy the many beautiful facets of lace making as you reference these classic works that never go out  of style.



Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton

Chats on Old Lace and Needlework, by Emily Leigh Lowes

Encyclopedia of Needlework, by Thérèse de Dillmont

Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • »Lace Making  (Two articles - Lace Making and Pillow Lace)

International Old Lacers

  • »3 Bulletins (from September & December, 1977; March 1978)

Jo Edkins' Lace Website -

Learning About Lace, published by the Federation of Lace and Embroidery Employers' Associations (approximate circa 1940's)

Lynxlace -

Needlecraft publications, published by the Manchester School of Embroidery