Friday, November 23, 2007

A Second Bit of Lace

This is the second piece of lace I bought the other day at the thrift store. I have removed her from her frame and will use her in stitching as well. She is a bit larger than the basket of flowers - about 6 inches tall (15 cm) and 2-1/2 inches wide (6 cm). She also appears to be handmade and worked on linen. It is very fine work and the flowers in the center are similar to those in the first piece. She has a linen band for her main structure which is bit different. So, I am wondering - is she the same type of lace as the basket of flowers and, if so, I am still wondering what type of lace this is??
I love her Madonna like qualities and will have to find a special project to use her on.


crazyquilter15 said...

Hi, The two pieces of lace that you are asking about are bobbin lace. It is done on a pillow,not the kind we sleep on,with bobbins, made out of wood or bone or other materials, and a lot of pins. A pattern, made out of paper or that type of things, is put down on the pillow and it is then pricked so the pins can go in easier and you can see the pattern.Hope this helps. It's sort of hard to explain. Maybe you can look it up on the internet or at the library.
Crazyquilter15, Donna Hamilton

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thank you Donna! I am familiar with bobbin lace, or at least how it is made, but not enough to be able to tell that this was it for sure. So, thanks so much for your help - I really appreciate it!

Beadin' Gram said...

WOW, you sure have a great thrift store. This and the basket are FANTASTIC. I know you will do wonderful things with these.

Ati. Norway. said...

Hi, I have been a bobbin lacemaker for almost 20 years.
Those pieces are Schneeberg lace, very common in Europe. Original this kind of patterns comes from the south of Germany.
A nice find in a thrift store :-)

Ati. Norway. said...

I forgot to say if you Google 'Schneeberg lace' you will find much more information.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Ati - I can't thank you enough for solving the mystery for me! I will google Schneeberg lace as you suggest to find out more information. Thank you again!
Hugs, Kerry