Author Heather Toomer is a respected expert on old lace. She has studied and collected antique lace for over 25 years, lectured, organized a touring exhibit of lace, and advised museums on displaying their lace collections. She lives near Bath, England. Cynthia Voysey took most of the photographs for this book. She is an authority on Honiton lace-making who has taught extensively in England and written and co-authored several books about lace.

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