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Lace sample

Diamond-shaped mesh with patterns of clothwork circle motifs; Scalloped border; Closely woven clothwork; Straight bobbin edging lace.

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Wedding train

Wedding train of lace on machine-made net as follows. (1) Part Lace: individual motifs/small areas of design are worked separately and joined together by ground threads, birdes plaited with picots. (2) Pattern areas mainly worked in clothwork: a stitch used in bobbin lace to form areas resembling woven material. (3) Right and worng sides differ. Right side has raised work in the form of narrow bands of clothwork or bundles of threads outlining some edges and features within the design. Wrong side often has groups of threads passing loosely across it from one area of working to another. (4) Gimp thread is incorporated. (5) Ground : (a) bobbin made brides with picots, (b) vrai drochel bobbin net: elongated hexagonal mesh with two sides of four plaited threads and four sides of two twisted threads.

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Bobbin

South Bucks bobbin; "Huguenot" style; "thumper" style; Single-necked without spangles; Turned shank.

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Bobbin

Turned long neck and shank, expanding into an oval form with small knob.

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Bobbin

Honiton bobbin or lace-stick; Pointed in form; Very lightweight; Plain neck and shank; Light coloured wood.

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Bobbin

Turned wood with pewter inlay located above spangle; Spangle: top beads are both blue, centre beads are both amber, one a plain oval, the other faceted; Bottom bead is black with light blue/white linear markings in spiral form.

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Bobbin

Turned wood bobbin; Stained, red and black, rings at each end of the shank; The name "Joseph" is inscribed in spiral form around the shank, each letter formed by a series of impressed dots; The "J" is in red, each letter alternating in colour (red, black); The spangle has a red and an amber bead, two clear, two blue and the bottom bead is white with yellow and black markings.

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Bobbin

Bone, with red (faded) stained long neck; Grooved turning, and spiralled line and dash design around the shank area; Spangle: Top beads are clear glass and faceted; Second beads are faceted amber; The bottom bead is opaque white with pink dot decoration.

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Bobbin

Turned wood; Shank in a repeating ribbed pattern; Pewter inlay in the "leopard" category i.e. with pewter spots that go right through the bobbin; Spangle: Top beads clear glass in rectangular form; Followed by two blue opaque beads; Two more clear beads in rectangular form; Bottom bead is blue, opaque and pitted; One area of pitting is white.

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Bobbin

Turned wood shank; Bands of pewter inlay; Spangle: Top beads are clear glass; One faceted; Followed by two pale green beads; Bottom bead is opaque white.

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Bobbin

Turned wood shank; Three areas of brass wire banding; Spangle: Top beads are blue, faceted; Followed by two amber beads; Bottom bead is egg-shaped, mottled brown and white.

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Collar

Narrow-strip collar with tie closing; Includes clothwork; gimp thread; Point ground: hexagonal mesh with four sides of two twisted threads and two sides of two threads crossed.

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Lace sample

Honiton motif for part lace; Includes clothwork; Mesh fillings; Wheat ears as fillings and joinings; Differing right and wrong sides; Gimp thread.

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Pattern

"Pricking" in the form of a rose for bobbin lace; the roses differ slightly on each pricking

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Pattern

"Pricking" in the form of a rose for bobbin lace; The roses differ slightly in each pricking.

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Pattern

"Pricking" in the form of patterns for border lace; Repeating circular designs in each pricking.

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Pattern

"Pricking" in the form of patterns for border lace; Repeating circular designs in each pricking.

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Carpet

Repeating flower, leaf and stem pattern in shades of yellow and green which is directional

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Hand towel

White huckaback linen with inserted bands of crochet work at either border. Depth of larger insert is 7.5 cm., surmounted by embroidered initials within a leaf, flower and ribbon wreath, all worked in white satin and stem stitch. Hand crochet and embroidery.

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Doily

Irish crochet work. A centre medallion features a raised flower within a border. The border is then surrounded by ten similar raised medallions. Ecru thread.

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Tablecloth

Small circular linen, ecru-coloured table cloth, with simple garland pattern in Broderie Anglais bordering the central linen area. Wide border of needlepoint lace between bands of filet. The lace border contains a series of portrait medallions. The medallions were probably made during W.W.I. in Belgium under auspices of the Red Cross for British and American market.

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Bedfordshire Maltese Lace sample

Double length of bobbin lace, joined along length in black silk.

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Bedfordshire Maltese Lace sample

Double length of bobbin lace in black, Grenadine silk.

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Bedfordshire Maltese Lace sample

Length of Bedfordshire Maltese lace in black silk

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Ayrshire fishu

Embroidered fishu, in satin stitch. Cream-coloured lawn, embroidered with naturalistic floral sprays, enhanced with pulled-thread work and delicate pointed border pattern with buttonhole edging. Stitches: simple satin, stem and overcast stitches, tambour and pulled thread filling

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