Here we have a generous length of a bobbin lace (2.5 x 298cm). Half of the lace next to the selvedge is diamond shaped net with spiders interspersed at regular intervals while the top edge alternates between crosses and a segmented citrus design reminiscent of Valenciennes lace. It was finished with a delicate scalloped edge. This style of lace was never used for fashionable clothing but was suitable for bed linen, lingerie and the fichu (the outer scarf worn over a woman’s shoulders)
The Amess family owned Churchill Island from 1872 to 1929
length of white lace, Half pattern is net, other half is alternate four petal flowers and six petal flowers. Scalloped edge.