The Laces of Ipswich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840

By: Raffel, Marta Cotterell

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Crisp, BRAND new book. Nicely illustrated throughout with black and white photographs showing examples of the lace.In the days of early America Ipswich, Massachusetts was home to 600 lacemakers -- a lot by any standard, but phenomenal considering that there were only 601 households! As in Europe, lace was big business with Washington himself paying a visit to Ipswich to help further its economic interests by ordering lace for himself. The author explores what made Ipswich lace different from other types, how the lacemakers learned the skill that eventually blinded many of them, and even how they were forced to blend traditional lacemaking with current market-driven trends. Book serves two purposes -- to shine a light on this almost lost art and to show how a cottage industry fueled the nation's economy. The author had access to previously unseens documents and artifacts. 156 pages. Meansures 7"x10"

Title: The Laces of Ipswich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840

Author Name: Raffel, Marta Cotterell

Categories: Sewing and Needlework, New England, History: U.S., Business,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Univ Pr of New England: 2003

ISBN Number: 1584651636

ISBN Number 13: 9781584651635

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 17016A

Keywords: Lacemaking. Colonial American Lacemakinf. Ipswich Lace.