Calling all lace experts
I am making a tallit for a woman who inherited some beautiful linens from her Leeds born grandmother. Given that my apartment is the place where old linens go to live out their later years, I have seen lots of doilies over the years.
What I find intriguing about these doilies is how they are created with two layers of interconnected work.
This is clearly high level, high quality work.
I love those jonquil borders.
I am guessing that this is a form of bobbin lace, but I am happy to be corrected. I also know that various lace types were carefully classified in the golden age of lace making. unfortunately that knowledge is lost to me.
Both have discolored over the years and are now in their spa bath, hot water and Oxy-Clean.
There are more vintage goodies that will be incorporated into this tallit. I will share more as time goes on.