We have been sitting on loads of vintage lace and lace appliques since the late 1990s. We purchased the contents of a fabric store that also sold beads. These laces are high-end European from Switzerland, France and England, and most were made in the early 1980s. We have custom-dyed this lace for use in jewelry and other personal adornment. Colors may not be colorfast, so please pre-wash if you intend to use this in clothing to avoid running and fading.