My knowledge of lace didn't go much farther than the rock n roll song "Chantilly Lace" and the doilies from my great grandmother before visiting the Lace Museum.
A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News on the Museum's White on White Exhibit (on through June 24) spurred me to visit. Now I'm all enthusiastic for people to experience it.
There are beautifully displayed examples of vintage lace, embroidery and fine hand work from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Eastern European regions (to name a few.)
This is a teaching Museum that not only preserves laces of the past but also has small classes on technique and the facets of lace making.
The Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and is funded by donations.
The current show is sponsored by the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design who has included modern pieces in the exhibit.
There are unique gift items for sale.
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