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Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple
Jean Neder: Lower edge of the edging has repeat pattern of circles in flower shapes, ovals and dots in tightly worked buttonhole stitches. Th reseau is made with twisted thread aroung the haxagonal net (a technique used to strengthen the net). Two threads are used, one very fine linen to fill the lower edge ovals, one heavier for buttonhole stitching. Scattered 'pois' and five-petal flowers decorate top areas of the lace. Heading is sewn separartely, and is made of machine lace. Good condition. Ref: Earnshaw, Idntification of Lace, p.51; Pollen, Seven Centurie of Lace, Plate LXV - LXVI; Sharp, Pillow and Needle Lace, p. 101.