Antique Lace Lady

Micro blogging


I have been experimenting with social media, and have decided to give ‘microblogging’ a try. I have set up an Instragram account under my ‘antiquelacelady’ name, so please do hop over to Instagram and have…

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May Morris Exhibition


I recently hopped on the Victoria Line tube up to its northern limits at Walthamstow, to pay a visit to the May Morris exhibition, which was being held in the William Morris Gallery. It was…

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The Clothworkers’ Centre


The textile archives¬† of the Victoria & Albert Museum used to be housed in towering shelves behind the scenes in the main building. Then a few years ago they moved their archives and textile conservation…

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The Silk Weaver


When I have the time I sometimes read historical fiction that relates to antique textiles. I have recently finished this novel ‘The Silk Weaver’ by Liz Trenow. An excellent read I thought, providing a fascinating…

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Kingston Lacy Christmas


Kingston Lacy is a 17th Century house, surrounded by extensive parkland, in east Dorset, home to the Bankes family for hundreds of years and now managed by the National Trust.¬†At Christmas they opened a few…

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Uppark Christmas


Just before Christmas I dropped into Uppark House, a National Trust property in West Sussex. Many of these historic buildings are now opening, on a limited basis, during the Christmas and New Year period, dressing…

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Welcome to my new blog!


Hi, thanks for joining me on my new blog. This is all very new to me, so please bear with me whilst I sort out all the technicalities of blogging!