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"rose and thistle" Lester design....Bedfordshire lace....recreated by Mrs. Pat Hansford

"rose and thistle" Lester design....Bedfordshire lace....recreated by Mrs. Pat Hansford

Allhallows Museum Collection-#54 1869 (cost L82) by Charlotte Treadwin of Exeter for Adeline Frances Dart's wedding.  
Charlotte Treadwin was Queen Victoria's private lacemaker for fifty years.    24" X 30"

Allhallows Museum Collection-#54 1869 (cost L82) by Charlotte Treadwin of Exeter for Adeline Frances Dart's wedding. Charlotte Treadwin was Queen Victoria's private lacemaker for fifty years. 24" X 30"

Another distinguishing feature of Maltese/Gozo lace is the 8 pointed Maltese crosses that are worked into most, but not all of this lace.  These crosses are done in what lacemakers call whole or cloth stitch. (see photo)         The last of the most recognizable features are the leaves known as “wheat ears” or “oats”. They are plump and rounded in shape compared to the long narrow Bedfordshire lace leaves.  Bedfordshire lace, which is sometimes compared to Maltese lace, has some similarities…

Another distinguishing feature of Maltese/Gozo lace is the 8 pointed Maltese crosses that are worked into most, but not all of this lace. These crosses are done in what lacemakers call whole or cloth stitch. (see photo) The last of the most recognizable features are the leaves known as “wheat ears” or “oats”. They are plump and rounded in shape compared to the long narrow Bedfordshire lace leaves. Bedfordshire lace, which is sometimes compared to Maltese lace, has some similarities…

The Lace Guild - The Craft of Lace (different types, basic descriptions, and pictures)

The Lace Guild - The Craft of Lace (different types, basic descriptions, and pictures)

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