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Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple
Jean Neder: Branched leaf and flower stems, arranged on a vrai droschel ground. Lower edge has scalloped open design areas of flower forms, worked with a medium cordonnet and spaced buttnhole stitches. Brussels vrai droschel ground worked around the nedle lace motifs. The ground is of two threads twisted twice on four sides, and four threads plaited on two sides. Ground threads are carried accross the back of the motifs. Lower edge follows design of lace, with needle worked motifs. Upper edge has bobbin made edging sewn in place. Fine linen thread....an unusual combination of techniques, plus the expert reseau repair on one end. Ref: Earnshaw, Identification of Lace, p. 63, plate 57; p. 64, plate 58. POllen, Seven Centuries of Lace, plate CIV for design comparison.