New Products at Lacis

This list covers new items introduced over the past 90 days, the date after the name indicates when the product was first introduced. Prices can be found on our price lists; items newer than 6 months old are also highlighted on the price lists.
An * before the description indicates an item that is available for wholesale distribution.

Tools & Materials


Tools & Materials

* Linen Handkerchief
A 10" x 10" linen, hand made, handkerchief with a hemmed double spoke hemstitch. Made in India. (TT93) $66.00 Order Item

* Linen Handkerchief
A fine quality 11" x 11" linen, handmade, handkerchief with a true hemmed single spoke hemstitch. Made in China (HH100) $78.00 Order Item

Battenberg Tape, 5mm, White /yd (VD31) $2.00 Order Item

* Bar Clamp "B"
Heavy duty flat bar with a 1-3/4" throat and 1/4"-20 mounting hole. (MO43) $8.00 Order Item

* Universal Hoop Holder: Floor Stand/Tambour Frame
A pair of clamps which will securely grip any embroidery or quilting hoop while allowing 180 degree rotation. Specifically for the Lacis "Sit-or-Stand" floor stand LF10 and the Lacis Tambour Frame TS38. Requires no modification of hoop or frame. (LD32) $18.00 Order Item

Linen, 20/2 Tow Nat (100 Yds) (BT33) $5.00 Order Item

Linen, 30/3 Glazed Nat (100 Yds) (BT32) $8.00 Order Item

Finger Puppet, Hand Knitted (XO12) $6.00 Order Item


* Flowerscape, Maggie Enterrios
A botonical coloring book. An embroiderer's delight. (MM40) $18.00 Order Item
ISBN: 9781645672166

NQ39 * Indigo, The Color That Changed The World, Catherine Legrand
Indigo dyeing is a universal practice. The process unfolds in the same manner the world over, involving exactly the same steps: cultivation or wild harvesting of the plant, extraction of the pigment, preparation of the dye bath, and dyeing of the cloth or yarn. The weaver and/or tailor and embroiderer then transform the dyed cloth into garments of sublime beauty. This book visits those places where the ancient blue-dye traditions still survive and indigo is part of the fabric of everyday life. The journey takes us through villages and markets, to dye studios, secondhand shops and museums of ethnology, following the blue thread that links Japan to Central America via southern China, India and Mali. It transports the reader into the realms of botany and chemistry, of world exploration, commerce and the slave trade, of cultural identity, medicine, folk beliefs, handcrafts and globalization, the universality of techniques and the particularity of fashions. With more than 500 glorious photographs as well as specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups on patterns and techniques, this book is the ultimate reference on this age-old dyeing technique. (NQ39) $65.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780500516607

NQ44 * Textiles Of The Islamic World, John Gillow
This book surveys the astonishing array of textiles made, worn, used and displayed throughout the Islamic world, from the glorious fabrics of the past to those still being produced today. Hundreds of lavish illustrations feature examples from around the globe, including embroidered Persian prayer cloths, Anatolian ikat coats, Ottoman knitted purses, Caucasian striped silk bags, Berber women’s shawls, Arab appliquéd tent decorations, Yemeni indigo robes, Indonesian batik sarongs, West African strip-woven cloths, and much else besides. Region-by-region coverage offers concise details of local history, particular textile traditions, materials, dyes, special forms of decoration and information on current practice. Also explored is the fascinating fusion promoted by the merchants, missionaries, migrants and conquerors who travelled the world promulgating Islam and trading textiles widely. The sheer variety on display is stunning, from cloths of cotton, hemp, linen and wool to sumptuous velvets and silks; from techniques of quilting, felting, beading and knitting to block-printing, tie-dyeing and hand-weaving on a range of looms. (NQ44) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9780500290835

NQ38 * Textiles, The Art Of Mankind, Mary Schoeser
Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse and consistently creative art form on earth. This book ceelbrates like no other on the subject their spectacular and enduring appeal. Mary Schoeser marshals knowledge gleaned from a lifetime’s immersion in the textile arts to present a sweeping survey of the role textiles have played throughout all of human civlization. Over a thousand historical and contemporary images and highly informed texts illustrate the huge variety of materials, as well as their possible manipulations and surface treatments. Detailed descriptions include histories of pirvate collections and underscore the importance of context for appreciating the exquisite detail of fabric and cloth, with emphasis on geometric, abstract, natural and pictorial imagery. An extensive resource section provides information about museum and textile associations around the world, making this sumptuous publication the one book that all lovers of textiles will covet. (NQ38) $95.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
ISBN: 9780500516454

NQ40 * Patchwork & Quilting: A Maker's Guide
A modern maker’s guide to patchwork and quilting traditions from around the world, this book is guaranteed to expand your crafting horizons. Patchwork & Quilting: A Maker’s Guide contains fifteen beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including Indian kantha, English wholecloth quilting, Japanese boro patchwork and the block- and strip-pieced quilts of North America, as well as appliqué traditions from Hawaii and Panama. Designed by teachers and practitioners at the leading edge of today’s craft revival, the projects are both functional and fashionable, and include tips on how to take next steps towards developing your own designs. (NQ40) $25.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 176

NQ45 * 1950s In Vogue, Rebecca C. Tuite
One of only seven editors-in-chief in American Vogue’s history, Jessica Daves has remained one of fashion’s most enigmatic figures – until now. Diana Vreeland’s direct predecessor in the role, it is Daves who first catapulted the magazine into modernity. A testament to a changing America on every level, Daves’s Vogue was the first to embrace a ‘high/low’ blend of fashion in its pages and also introduced world-renowned artists, literary greats, and cultural icons into every issue, offering the reader a complete vision of how fashion, interiors, art, architecture, entertaining, literature and culture were all connected and all contributed to refining and defining personal style. Profiling icons of American style from John and Jackie Kennedy to Charles and Ray Eames, Daves’s Vogue also featured the couture creations of Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Balenciaga. Organized in multifaceted, thematic chapters, 1950s in Vogue features carefully curated photographs, illustrations and page spreads from the Vogue archives (with both iconic and less-familiar images from photographers including William Klein, Irving Penn, Karen Radkai and Erwin Blumenfeld) , as well as reproductions of fascinating archival materials and correspondence. (NQ45) $95.00 Order Item
Binding: Boxed
Pages: 256

NQ35 * 20th-Century Fashion In Detail, Claire Wilcox and Valerie D. Mendes
Revealing the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats and daring cuts that make up some of the 20th century’s most beautiful garments, this book explores the specific techniques used by couturiers as tastes and textile technologies evolved. Work by designers such as Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Hubert de Givenchy, Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood is rediscovered, and exquisite haute-couture pieces, from sequinned Chanel trouser suits and richly embroidered Schiaparelli jackets to striking Balenciaga creations and Dior evening gowns, are examined. (NQ35) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 224

NQ43 * Bespoke: The Master Tailors Of Savile Row, James Sherwood
The skilled tailors of Savile Row in Mayfair, central London, have dressed kings, movie stars, rock legends, billionaires – and even a few regular guys. A Savile Row suit remains an enduring and highly individual symbol of the finest a man can buy. From its origins close to Britain’s main royal palaces, the Row has grown from clothing aristocrats to military men; more recently it has been revivified by the renewed appreciation of personalized, handmade goods, and by a new generation of modern sartorialists seeking ‘heritage luxury’. Told through eight chronological themes, this beautifully illustrated celebration brings together Savile Row’s highlights and low-lifes, the dramas and private tales, the suits and their accoutrements, the fabrics and the cuts, the history and future, as never before. Each chapter charts a stage of the Row’s development and its contribution to men’s fashion and culture. Throughout the book are dispersed 26 profiles of today’s master tailors, providing insight into what makes their work, relationships and clothes so special. The book is finely detailed with reference sections on the anatomy and making of the perfect suit. (NQ43) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780500292617

NQ42 * Patchwork & Quilting: A Maker's Guide, James Laver
From the momentus invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today – this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. This sixth edition features a new foreword and concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye. The book is brought right up to date with a discussion about the major political shifts within the fashion industry, highlighting how it has responded to issues surrounding racism and sexism; LGBTQI rights; mental health awareness; body and age diversity and global sustainability. (NQ42) $25.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9780500204498

NQ37 * Embroidery: A Maker's Guide
A modern maker’s guide to embroidery traditions from around the world, this book is guaranteed to expand your crafting horizons. Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including English goldwork, Indian beetle-wing embellishment, bargello and blackwork, as well as contemporary machine embroidery. This inspiring book will give you the skill and confidence to express your passion for pattern through the age-old craft of decorative stitching. (NQ37) $25.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 176

NQ41 * Fashion
Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. An overview of the evolution of Western fashon from the 17th c. to the present. (small format book) (NQ41) $13.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780789213808

NQ36 * Textiles Of The Middle East and Central Asia, Fahmida Suleman
Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia explores the significance and beauty of textiles from across this vast and culturally diverse region dating from the late eighteenth century to the present day. From the intricate embroidery on a Palestinian wedding dress to the complex iconography on an Afghan war rug, textiles reflect the beliefs, practices and experiences of people from these lands. The book is arranged thematically, enabling cross-regional comparisons of the function and symbolic meaning of textiles. Five chapters relate to facets or phases of a person’s life in which textiles feature prominently: childhood, marriage and ceremony, status and identity, religion and belief, and house and homestead. (NQ36) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232

NQ33 * 18th Century Fashion In Detail, Susan North
This beautifully illustrated book reveals the sharp pleats, high collars, gleaming pastes, colourful beads, elaborate buttons and intricate lacework that make up some of the garments in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s extensive fashion collection. With an expertly written text by one of the museum’s fashion curators and exquisite colour photography of garment details, complemented by line drawings and photographs, the reader has the unique opportunity to examine up close historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. It is an inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and costume. (NQ33) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780500292631

* Knit Lake A Norwegian
A compilation30 patterns by Scandinavia's top designer. Anne & Carlos, Kari Hestnes, Birger Berge, Bente Presterud, Linda Marveng and Islin Hadseld. (TU37) $25.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781646010486

NQ32 * Century Fashion In Detail, Josephione Rout
Bringing together more than 100 items of clothing, this book reveals the intricacies of Japanese dress from the 18th century to the present. Including garments for women, men and children, the details have been selected both for their exquisite beauty and craftsmanship, and for how much they impart about the wearer’s identity, be it age, status or taste. A comprehensive introduction, illuminating the main periods and key themes of Japanese fashion history, is followed by thematic chapters that cover all aspects of clothing, from hair accessories and necklines to hemlines and shoes. Each garment or object is accompanied by a short text exploring its structure and the fascinating range of decorative techniques employed, including embroidery, weaving, lacquering, stencilling, dyeing and digital technology. Specially commissioned detail photography and line drawings provide an invaluable resource for Japanophiles, students, collectors, designers and lovers of fashion and world dress (NQ32) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780500480571

NQ34 * Making The Cut, Richard Anderson
Bespoke tailoring has been synonymous with Savile Row for more than 150 years. Its venerable institutions are responsible for producing the world’s most exquisite suits for elite clients who include celebrated entertainers, athletes, businessmen, politicians and royals. Now, as the Row moves firmly into the 21st century, its tailors are embracing unusual fabrics, new colours and modern tastes to update its long-held traditions and reach an ever-broader client base. Divided into five sections – Light Fare, Strong Suits, Atypical Tweeds, Top Coats and Regalia Redux – this lively bible of sartorial know-how will inspire anyone looking to commission a bespoke garment of his own. (NQ34) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780500021491

* Make Thrift Mend, Katrina Rodabaugh
Personalizinbg your wardrobe through mending, stitcing and dyeing. (HA61) $25.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224

* Kaffe Fassett In The Studio, Kaffee Fassett
A guided tour of the world of this master colorist. (HA60) $40.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781419746260

Not Yet Available Art Of Embroidered Butterflies, Jane E. Hall
three-dimensional renditions of exquisitely worked butterflies. (UQ69) $20.00 Order Item

* Embroidered Birds and Their Habitats, Judy Wilford
On-frame and off-frame techniques (UQ67) $32.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781782217664

Not Yet Available Risian Whitework, Yvette Stanton
Counted embroidery from Friesland in the Netherlands. (UQ68) $30.00 Order Item

NQ31 * Maison Lesage, Patrick Mauries
The most famous embroidery house in the world, Maison Lesage has collaborated with the greatest names in the history of fashion, from Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and, of course, Chanel, which counts Lesage as one of its Métiers d’Art ateliers. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography of Maison Lesage’s historic creations and illuminated with texts by Patrick Mauriès, Maison Lesage is both a tribute to exceptional craftsmanship and a journey through 100 years of fashion at its most sumptuous and inventive. (NQ31) $65.00 Order Item
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9780500021538

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