My sister came to visit, and had on loan for the day some dainty bits of lace. She thought they were tatting, but they are crochet, of course. This is very tiny, delicate work, which I would estimate used a size 13 or 14 steel hook.
Here is a bit of rick-rack lace with a penny to show how tiny it is.
These were made in the early 1900's by our great-grandfather's second wife. These were her display samples for taking orders to sell lace. the rick-rack edging above was 10 cents per yard, can you imagine!
I am glad I got to see them. I recognize some of the patterns from antique publications, but I don't know if I have them all.