Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
I want to let everyone know that there is a beautiful pair of pieces, cuffs maybe?, on the US eBay, item # 401203537976. (Put the item # by itself in the search box and the listing will come up.) The workmanship is incredible and the pieces look absolutely new. Design is sort-of Art Nouveau. I can't post a photo for copyright reasons, but if Lorelei agrees they are interesting, maybe she can get permission to copy a couple of the posting's photos here.
a very interesting piece. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PIECES-BEAUTIFUL-19th-CENTURY-ANTIQUE-FRE...
The workmanship is amazing, perfect. Probably fairly recent. I think 20th c is more likely than 19th c. Thanks for telling us about this.