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originally numbered 53440b-c, match collar. Donor Mrs. Noble T. Biddle.
Bobbin lace with needle made brides showing the third stage of development in this lace by the grounding of a spidery reseau done loosely with a needle. The cuffs also show the typical and charming engrelure as a top heading, so fitted in scale to the pattern as to be inconspicuous and yet strong. A Honiton trick of working the braid is shown here. It is to reduce the width of the braid to a tiny line without laying off any of the bobbins, thereby getting a variation of size in the tape guipure which is a significant feature of its design. The thread in the cuffs is much finer that in the collar, and threfore probably English.(Jean Neder)