Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lace on the Edge • Sunnyvale Lace Museum Exhibit

The Lace Museum, in Sunnyvale, California, is a wondrous little place, filled with marvelous lace. The Lace Museum is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1981. The members of the  Lace Museum Guild periodically put on exhibits pulled together from their own archives and from loaned items. The museum houses hundreds of tools, lace examples, books and other materials covering the history of lace. It also provides on-going lace making classes with experienced instructors.

The current exhibit is: Lace on the Edge. It features some of the best pieces of hand-made bobbin lace in the museum’s collection from the last four centuries. Binche edgings and lappets from the mid-1700s, Mechlin, Flemish and Rosaline lace from the 1800s, gowns from the 1800s, garments from the 1900s and even a piece of 21st century Point de Lille are on display. Bobbin lace is wonderfully varied and this exhibit showcases that wonderful diversity.

The Lace Museum is located at 552 S. Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408-730-4695), is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. This free exhibit continues until July 9th.

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