This book deals with the lace industry, exploring its history in England, Europe, and in the United States. Lace is a decorative, open-work fabric formed by looping, interlacing, braiding or twisting threads of various fibres. Concentrating on the invention of mechanical production, this comprehensive and profusely-illustrated volume will appeal to those with an interest in the history of waving and lace. Contents include: “A History of Textiles and Weaving”, “Foreword”, “History of lace”, “Hand-Made Lace”, “Pillow or Bobbin Lace”, “European Centers of Pillow Lace Manufacture”, “Hand-Made Lace in The U. S.”, “The Origin and Chronological Development of Lace Machines”, “The Origin of Lace Machines”, “Warp Lace Frames”, “Leavers Lace Industry in the United States”, “Yarns Used in Making Leavers Laces”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of textiles and weaving.