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TOPIC: June meeting

June meeting 25 May 2012 04:02 #433

The next meeting will be on Tues 12 June.
Topic: Crochet, Lace & Quilts
Do you have an ancestors who worked in the textile industry? Some of you may have needleworkers, lacemakers or dressmakers in the family. Did your ancestors work from home in one of the many cottage industries? What was involved in the work that your ancestor did?
Have you any samples of their work? Bring along some samples.


regards Lee-Ann
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June meeting 12 Jun 2012 02:27 #445

Below is a list of the books (from the WAGS library) and websites discussed at the recent house group meeting
942.52 MAS, Nottingham Lace 1760s-1950s
942.76 PRE, Old Yarns Respun
941.441 CAL, Calico, Cotton and Character - A History of Busby
942.76 HOP, A History of the Lancashire Cotton Industry and the Amalgamated Weavers’ Association

British History Online – silk weavers of Spitalfield
www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22161

The Lace Guild
www.laceguild.demon.co.uk/index.html

Lace making blog
lacemaking-needlelacer.blogspot.com.au/

The cotton trade & mill workers
www.ourwardfamily.com/1800's/1800's_britain.htm

A brief history of hosiery and lacemaking in Nottingham
www.williams.gen.nz/hosiery.html

regards Lee-Ann
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