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Ecru coloured circular doily with cloth in the middle in "Point de Fee" (fairy stitch) bobbin lace
Light beige circular doily in full lace; "Duchesse" bobbin lace with scalloped edges
Ecru coloured circular doily with cloth in the middle in "Point de Paris" bobbin lace
Ecru coloured square handkerchief or doily with cloth in the middle in "Point de Gaze" fine needlepoint lace
Ecru coloured oval doily in full lace; "Point de Rose" fine needlepoint lace with "doubled" rose
Ecru coloured oval lace doily showing a large flower surrounded by smaller flowers and stems on a fine 'net-like' background, in "Point de Gaze" fine needlepoint lace
Straigh-bobbin edging lace which could be sewn edge-to-edge to form a double frill with the pattern continuing across the join; Cartouches of fancy filling stitches; Clothwork pattern with gemp outline; Ground: plaited and twisted threads in hexagonal pattern.
Straight bobbin, edging lace; Simple repeated motifs; Flowerheads; Lightweight softer lace which suited the summer clothes at the French court: hence its name "summer lace"; Ground: plaited and twisted threads in hexagonal pattern; Clothwork; Gimp thread; Flowerheads.
Edging lace; Typical Honiton quality; Clothwork; Typical right and wrong sides.
Alternating appliqué-type motifs joined into a single band; Clothwork; mesh fillings; wheat ears as fillings and joinings
Design formed by simple scrolling tapes joined by sewings along touching edges; Contrasting effects given by variations in the arrays of holes and the filling stitches within it; Tapes branch out and double back on themselves.
Edging lace, showing the first signs of raised work; Patterns include: Clothwork; Filling; Brides with picots; Typically Flemish treatment of the Italian baroque style.
Ornament of tendrils; Decorated with small oval leaves; Shaped border reserving areas of raised outline and filling stitches; Includes raised outline covered in buttonhole stitches; Cordonnet with picots; Areas of buttonhole stitches; Filling stitches in buttonholed rings; stars; bars.
Insert for dress front; motifs include clothwork patterns; wheat ears; plaited brides with picots.
Ten samples of bobbin lace each of a different pattern, illustrating the various identifying techniques of Bedfordshire lace; Includes wheat ears (in each sample); plaited brides with and without picots; twisted brides; clothwork; point ground as a filling.
Edging lace; Bobbin-made motifs applied to net ground; spring, flower head and scroll motif; Made in clothwork.
Wide edging lace; Needlepoint on a handmade bobbin net; Sprays of flowers and leaves and leaf dots throughout the reseau (ground); Appliquéd bobbin motifs; Edging of pointed leaves.
Edging lace; Scalloped border; Floral motifs in clothwork applied over net ground.
Designs of odd-shaped cartouches; An example of the much simplified designs current in the mid-later part of the 19th century.
Example of the much simplified designs current in the later part of the 19th century.
Close-worked ornament; Resembles 17th century Flanders lace; Edging; Straight bobbin lace; Fine uniform threads with no gimp outline; Clothwork scrolls; Cartouches with fillings; Extremely fine and declicate; Complex ground.
Close-worked ornament, resembling 17th century Flanders lace; Straight bobbin, edging lace; Fine uniform threads with no gimp outline; Scrolls, flowers and cartouches with closely woven cloth work pattern; Outlined with rows of rectangular holes, which are also used to separate motifs within; Round Flemish ground; Hexagonal mesh with four threads plaited on all six sides enclosing an almost round hole.
Round-holed background mesh; Patterns of clothwork; Very sparse decoration in dot motif.
Diamond-holed background mesh; Patterns of clothwork.
Straight bobbin lace; Diamond-shaped mesh; Flat lace with no raised threads or gimp outlines; Typical closely woven clothwork with rectangular holes outlining motifs; Repeating pattern of stemmed roses.
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