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Household textile - Sandwich tray doily

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive & 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Octagonal ecru sandwich tray doily with crotcheted lace edge. Embroidered at either end with pink, blue and red flowers
Size
273 x 125 mm
Object Registration
2019.0157
Keywords
handicrafts, embroidery, crotchet, doilies
Historical information
A common ladies hobby in the early to mid twentieth century was to embroider doilies. These often were from kits purchased from Semco. A pattern would be applied to the cloth for the embroiderer to follow. It would be edged with holes to facilitate a crotcheted lace edge.
When Made
c.1955
Last updated
11 Dec 2019 at 11:37AM