Tylsbund og picoter or Point Ground and picots, Tonder Lace from the sample books of Detlev Hansen.
This recent publication in three languages (English, German and Danish) is the successor to the 2013 book "Spiderweb and Dreams, Tonder Lace in old Cross Cloths" published on the occasion of the Tonder Lace Festival.
At the end of August this year (2016) there was another similar event in Denmark of which the present work is the result. It is based on the legacy of Detlev Hansen (1831-1909), who was one of the last "sellers" of lace in Tonder. In this book, the American lace expert, Michael Guisiana, and his colleagues, Bobbi Donnelly and Nancy Carnegie, worked with the Sonderjylland Kulturhistorie Tondermuseum to reconstruct laces from a sample book which belonged to Detlev Hansen's father. These are lace designs from around 1800, the point where Tonder lace, inspired by Lille lace, became widely distributed and enjoyed great popularity.
The sample book contained 254 examples, of which 30 were reconstructed for the new publication, each with a photo, new prickings and and patterns, in addition to the threads you need, the number of bobbins, etc. Everything was worked by Nancy Carnegie and her pieces of lace were photographed for this book. There is also plenty of cultural and historical information about Tonder lace and the (commercial) role which the Hansen family played in it.