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"And mine," added Sancho; "for I never in all my life saw a lace-maker that died for love; when damsels are at work their minds are more set on finishing their tasks than on thinking of their loves.
The only warning is the electric skin-tension (I feel as though I were a lace-maker's pillow) and an irritability which the gibbering of the General Communicator increases almost to hysteria.
Lying long forgotten in the bottom of a cupboard or drawer somewhere is a lace-maker's pillow and a biscuit tin full of (sadly modern) lace bobbins.
Eileen was also a keen lace-maker and a long-serving member of the White Rose Guild of Lace-Makers; she played at Longley Park Golf Club, where she took on a number of offi-cial roles; and after her retirement in 1991 she joined Huddersfield Family History Society, becoming its secretary.
Robertson learned lace-making from a lace-maker who studied in Le Puy, France.
Their lace-maker wives got fed up with finding the wrong vino-fuelled bloke trying to get his key in the wrong lock.
The number of petals mark the skill of the lace-maker, I remembered hearing somewhere.
Mr Pepper, a lace-maker's son originally from Long Eaton, in Derbyshire, also played with the Midland Radio Orchestra.
Wandering around the fishing village of Peniche on the same stretch of Silver Coast, I'd come across a statue of a lace-maker, fingers busy with dozens of bobbins, her skirt delicately carved with the kind of tracery you could imagine her nimble fingers creating.
Born in 1800 in Derbyshire, she became a lace-maker and married a miner.
Next to search out is the parchment patterns, usually about a foot in length, which gives the lace-maker a template for his or her work.