Letter to the readers
In this issue we travel back more than 50 years to a time when few doubted a woman's place was the home. The "Guia De La Mujer" or "A Woman's Guide," was written by Mercedes Crespo Azorin during that time. Just a short excerpt on pages 6 and 7 about a woman's domestic responsibilities in the 40's and 50's in Spain is enough to remind us just how far women have advanced in the last 50 years. Since Guia de la Mujer is our theme for this entire issue we are dedicating it to domestics, tablecloths and sheets, etc.
In much of Europe and especially here in Spain we are very accustomed to enjoying all our meals over actual cloth tablecloths every day. Tablecloths are an important part of daily life and in some homes a work of art to add to the enjoyment of a meal. Such a work of art adorns the cover of this issue, as you can see. We provide you with all the details about this masterpiece on our cover which was designed and made in Camariñas, Galicia, mounted on linen cloth in Tarragona, Catalunya and ultimately presented to a lucky woman in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, as a wedding gift.
Also in this issue you will surely enjoy another elegant tablecloth set with a lace edging, lace insertion and delicate application design for napkins.
On pages 8 & 9 be sure to check out the beautiful bottle apron and neat napkin holder.
Pages 10 and 11 have some wonderful images from the past consisting of postcards and magazine ads from the 1940, 1950 era. An interesting reminder of how things used to be.
We are lucky to be able to share with you on page 14, a very interesting and informative article by Esperanza Casado, about Erudite lace in Spain. Esperanza enlightens all of us with the history of lace specifically as it relates to Spanish culture. Don't miss it!
On page 17 you will get to see quite an original work of art a tatted lace incorporating ribbon.
Doilies, well do we have doilies in this issue! Expect to have difficulty but lots of fun, when choosing a doily to make. There are round doilies, one with gold thread, a breakfast doily, Bohemian lace doily and Venetian lace doily.
Later on pages 24 and 25 we are pleased to present to you, dear reader, 2 sets of lace to adorn sheets and pillowcases. And please check out the net lace with corner on page 28.
Whatever you do, don't miss the baby contest!! Here's a chance for all mothers, grandmothers and those who love babies (who doesn't), to design and implement a baby lace piece. This is a must. Don't miss the deadline and the wonderful prizes. We look forward to receiving your lace pieces for the baby lace contest.
Index | Letter to the Readers. Elegant tablecloth lace edging, lace insert and insert for napkin | Guide for Women | Napkin Holder with lace | Lace Apron for bottle | Images from the Past | Delicate Tablecloth with lace edging, lace insert and napkin | Erudite Lace in Spain | Small Doily "Punto de Venecia" - Breakfast Doily | Tatted lace with ribbon | Continuation Erudite lace in Spain | Round Doily with Gold thread | Round Doily | Instructions -tatted lace | Almagro Lace Event - Antique Pattern | Lace for bed sheets and doily | Lace for bed sheets and pillow cases | Lace Gatherings | Lace Contest- Lace for babies | Embroidered Netting Lace Edging with corner | Bohemian Lace Doily | Subscription form | Letters from the readers