Thursday, 9 June 2016

Lace samples

I was delighted with these little bits of lace I bought in a mixed lot a few weeks ago. They are a mixture of bobbin and needlelace and beautifully worked.
Although they look similar at first glance there are differences between them, particularly in the swag beneath the flower design and the number of couronnes around the flowers. I didn’t have a magnifier on me when I bought them so wasn’t sure whether the net ground was handmade or not, but looking at it under magnification when I got home proved that it was handmade. I’m delighted with my bargain but a little sad that such exquisite work was being sold for next to nothing.

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