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I frequently use fabric, notions and patterns from my grandmothers stash. It is absolutely unyielding. She used to work at a lace mill, as did most of her girlfriends and her sister. It seems that my grandmother is the only one out of them to have any children or grandchildren who sew, so I am slowly being given all their stashes too. My own stash is already a little out of control.

So I was recently offered some lace that belonged to my grandmothers sister. I expected maybe one good sized box. About an hour ago it was dropped off at my house. I can’t handle it. It’s like 3 containers that would fit my entire body comfortably. If I sewed every day for the rest of my life I do not think I could use it all.

So I have about 100 pound of every kind of lace imaginable. It’s very disorganized. Some of it has pieces that are a little stained or off color, but most is in remarkably good condition. There’s trim as well as huge pieces. As far as age, it seems to range from the 40’s to the early 90’s. Most of it is white, it would be really great for dyeing. Colored lace is big right now.

I’m sure someone would be just delighted with this. I suppose I could sell it on Etsy, but it’s just overwhelming and I don’t want to wash it all and organize it all. Would anyone like some? Maybe for the cost of shipping or trade me for something I don’t have ungodly amounts of.


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    Sep 16, 2011, 02.07 AMby Andres Pinedo

    I would like some. Is there chunky lace with texture? Black?

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      Sep 16, 2011, 02.03 AMby Andres Pinedo

      You should see what I can do with lace

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      Sep 16, 2011, 02.37 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      No black, but it could be dyed. There’s nothing super chunky like those Prada dresses. The big pieces that I would call textured and chunky are kind of cottony. There’s a lot of very chunky trim. But I have yet to literally get to the bottom of the barrel.

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      Sep 16, 2011, 03.10 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Bottom of the barrel had some good chunky pieces. There’s plenty of yardage

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    Sep 16, 2011, 03.28 PMby Andres Pinedo

    Cool well I would like some plus what ever you can give me. How do I get intouch with you

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    Sep 16, 2011, 05.17 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    It’s been in someone’s basement or garage for a couple years so it needs washing and airing out, just to let you know. I saved one piece for myself and I already put it through the washing machine and it’s fine. I have some nice copy paper boxes, I figured I’d just stuff one full and ship it off. A box full weighs like 10 pounds. Just reimburse me for the shipping. The more I look through it I think it would just be nice for it to finally become something. Are you going to school for fashion? You can email me your address, daniellemacindoe@gmail.com

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      Oct 1, 2011, 08.21 PMby Andres Pinedo

      Sorry about not returning your message. I didn’t get any notifications on my page. Do you still have some. I’m planing on going to school for fashion after I get my aa in business.

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    Sep 26, 2011, 05.48 AMby neenkster

    Sounds cool! Do you still have anything left? How much do you think shipping would be to Dallas, TX?

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      Sep 29, 2011, 11.57 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Sorry, I didn’t see your post right away. I still have all of it actually. The big 20 lb box looks like around $15 to Texas. I could fill up a small box, or get a flat rate box.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 11.24 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    I’d love some too! Could you put some random selections into a small box to post to the UK?? First warn me of the amount though! :D

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      Sep 30, 2011, 08.13 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      It looks like quite a bit of money to send it to the UK. Even the flat rate envelope is like $30. Maybe just a small envelope of trim? I don’t know if it’s worth it otherwise.

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    Oct 2, 2011, 05.24 AMby galiana

    I’d love some lace if you still have any on offer. I’m especially interested in cream/beige/light pink or any shade of blue. I tend to prefer heavier crocheted cotton laces over thin tape laces, but I know beggars can’t be choosers, and vintage lace is awesome!

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      Oct 2, 2011, 02.49 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      I have a lot of the heavier crocheted cotton lace, both trims and big pieces to sew with. It’s almost all white, much of it a creamy white. It looks like it would be great to dye. I can send however much you like. I have some nice copy paper boxes that weight about 10lbs when I fill them with lace. I’m thinking that would be like $15 to ship within the US.

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    Oct 2, 2011, 03.47 PMby galiana

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    Oct 3, 2011, 09.38 PMby sewhappy-1

    I would love some crocheted lace, too! (Or any other lace you have left). Both for trims and to sew with. I’m dreaming of lace-trimmed collars and cuffs. I’ll pay you for the shipping. what’s the best way to communicate?

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    Oct 4, 2011, 01.38 AMby japconst

    I’d love to have some – whatever you can spare. I love lace – all kinds. Let me know what you’d like in exchange. I have 2 closets full of fabric – all kinds. If you are in the US mainland, you can ship to me via flat rate box – stuff as much as you can – a few fairly large pieces would be wonderful. I know what I can swap with you – how about some Malaysian or Indonesian batik in cotton? I purchased some when I was there a couple of years back. Can I email you and post pictures of the batik for you? My email is japconst@hotmail.com. Hope to hear from you real soon!

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    Oct 4, 2011, 03.16 AMby sumariab

    I realize I’m a little late to the post, but I’d love anything you have left over! I’m in the US so anything you can get in a flat rate box or even an envelope would be great. I might have some fabric you’d like in exchange, just email me at sumaria1215@hotmail.com.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 08.48 AMby bubbley74

    I would love some if you dont mind posting to the UK .Let me know of the P+P and I will put some extra in to say thank you

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    Oct 5, 2011, 03.54 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Ok, that should be about it. Thank you everyone.

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