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August 2, 2017


Learning about Dresden work is a journey. First, you see the wonderful design as a whole, noticing the 18th Century motifs applied to recognisable 18th Century clothing accessories. Then you start to marvel at the range of fillings, made by pulling threads...


When I re-launched my website, I explained that, having examined many items of 18th Century clothing over the last few years, I am now searching for pieces that are very difficult to find. On my budget, this isn't easy!

I have a wish-list, which sometimes de...

The Lace Mentor

There are some within the textile history community who have such a passion for their subject, that they share and impart their knowledge with complete generosity. Such it is with Poppies Cottage lace mentor. A private person, she has 30 years experience...

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