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Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple
Jean Neder: Stylized foliate forms and flower forms, repeated every seven inches. Heavy buttonhole stitches form a cordonnet around the bobbin made tape outlining the designs. Brides picotees join the designs, that have been worked with many filling stitches in needle lace. Lower edge has double cordonnet and small scallops picotee, upper edge of narrow "x" design lace worked along with the main edging. Thread is linen, untwisted, rresulting in a 'clothy' appearance. Ref: Palliser, History of Lace, p. 58 and Pollen, Seven Centuries of Lace, Plate LV.