Historical information

The sample of crochet lace is an example of a handmade item that would have been used to decorative purpose around the home. It may have been used to edge curtains, a table runner or a mantlepiece. The Christmas Bells pattern suggests usage as a Christmas decoration.


The item is significant socially to show the use of textile crafts, such as handmade crocheted lace, to decorate regular domestic objects around the home such as curtains and mantlepieces.

Physical description

Length of handmade crochet lace. Mercerised white crochet thread has been used to crochet a repeat pattern consisting of four rows: a decorative top row, a second row composed of diamond shapes, a repeat of the decorative top row and finally a row of Christmas bells to complete the pattern.