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This outfit was displayed in the exhibition of finalists in the Powerhouse Museum’s second International Lace for Fashion Award. In the ninetteenth century Russian lacemakers pioneered the technique of plaiting using only four threads which can follow any complex design prividing that there is an even number of lines at every intersectiooon. This dramatically reduced the time needed to work the background of large-scale domestic laces, and consequently kept the price of such work at a reasonable...
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