Handkerchief - needle lace "This complex and attractive combination of styles exemplifies the high-quality Belgian lace of the late century" Date: third quarter century Culture: French Medium: cotton, linen Dimensions: 16 x 16 in.
Pretty DIY lace project - A modern take on the lace curtain - try a random net base with crocheted, appliqués and cutout pieces. Great use for recycling those old and new ends or bits of lace. Reminds me of a Vctorian crazy quilt idea.
When it was established in the nation of Belgium encompassed some of the greatest lacemaking regions of Flanders. Thus, it is no surprise that some very fine laces were made as presentation pieces for Belgian royalty