At what point in history did it become the norm for lace makers to use a single, but doubled, length of thread to work the cordonnet?

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Interesting question. I only recently became aware that Youghal uses only a single thread, not a doubled thread. I had thought that all the others used a doubled thread.  Youghal is a 19th c invention, a late development.  But I don't know nearly as much about needle lace history as I do about bobbin lace history. I suppose the way to find out would be to examine as many pieces of antique lace as possible, looking for cut ends where it might be possible to see.

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