I've often admired lace and lacemakers at shows, and yesterday at my local library, on the "chuckout table" I found a book for 20 cents called A Dictionary of Lace by Pat Earnshaw, printed in 1982. It is so interesting to find out about different types of lace. Unfortunately the photos, though lovely, are all in black and white and fairly small. Still, it was 1982 when you didn't always expect big colour photos such as we are used to now. Having had my interest whetted, I googled Venetian lace and found this page on Mary Corbet's Needle "n"Thread site, which is interesting anyways, as it has lots of different types of needlework. I recommend it.