Calais cocoons - cotton lace thread

We have named these cocoons « Calais » as a tribute to the northern French town, famous for their mechanical lace. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was in Calais that English industrial pioneers installed the first looms with the desire to imitate hand-made lace. The superb lace museum in Calais retraces the history of this craft which first appeared in the 16th century.

Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais

(in English)

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  • GIFT: miniature safety pin box

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47, rue du Caire 75002 Paris

01 42 33 42 66

boutique Sajou à Paris

Métro : Sentier
Réaumur-Sébastopol
Bonne Nouvelle

Opening hours 
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10.00am to 7.00pm

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Haberdashery book

Haberdasheries of Yesteryear,
by Frederique Crestin-Billet

in both English and French.

Livre mercerie de collection Mercerie d'Antan

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