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(@ Adeline x Ashby)
Berkeley, CA 94703

(510) 843-7290

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Each of us has known moments of striking disclosure, when the walls that limit our perceptions are pushed back to reveal the undreamed of.    A sudden change of scale often brings about this enlargement of vision, like the first glimpse of a galaxy through the telescope or a drop of water brought into microscopic focus. The infinitesimal order of nature commands the same awe as its cosmic grandeur. When, however, the perceived miracle is a human achievement, the awe is tempered with pride.   We learn something new about ourselves and our capabilities when, for example, we experience for the first time the revelation of lace.

Anna Bennett, Curator of Textiles, emeritus  
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  

Ecole Dentellière d'Argenian
Colorized collotype portrait of a venerable Flemish lacemaker, Ypres, Belgium
Honiton lacemaker and lace
—and a little history lesson

of vintage and antique postcards depicting lace and lace-making

News & Announcements

April 21, 2021

Welcome to our new website! We hope it works well for you. As with all new projects in their beta testing stages, we expect there might be some growing pains—so thank you in advance for your patience. And thank you for visiting!

Notice any errors or issues with accessibility or formatting? We welcome your input and suggestions. Of course, please be sure to mention what device or browser you're using. And thank you—we really appreciate your feedback!

April 5, 2021

After a long winter of curbside transactions and in-person shopping by appointment, our doors are open again at last! Between plans for an elevator installation, receiving and processing generous and fascinating textile donations, and running our thriving Etsy shop, we've been keeping busy.

Tours of the exhibit Worn to Dance: 1920s Fashion & Beading have recommenced. Read last month's newsletter for all the latest details.


is a reflection of yourself:    
in textiles — in art — in history — in craft

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