Yes, another three post day.
I have the Lace Dealer's Pattern Book. It's full of lace samples that were being made in the area at some point. I should read the introduction. Only a very few designs are duplicated, the majority are unique. You could probably trace a sample back to the woman who made it. And in another place, you may find a garment from that time period with a piece of lace on it made by that same woman. It just struck me. How amazing is that?