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Samples of hand made off-white Bedfordshire straight bobbin lace edging with the design elements outlined in heavier thread (gimp): (a) a long band of lace with a scalloped edge and a gimp zigzag design; (b) a band of lace; (c) a short band of lace with a scalloped edge and a design consisting of a series of circles with three arms of thread extending upwards at the area where one circle joins the next.


Bedfordshire-Buckinghamshire Point Ground and Maltese Pillow Lace-Making Collection.

Specific Techniques

Guipure laces with open net grounds. Twisted, crossed and interworked free threads.

Item History

  • Made by Mary Pack (Maker) in and
  • Collected during 1916
  • Owned by Mary Pack before April 2, 1979
  • Received from Mary Pack (Donor) on April 2, 1979

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