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Object ID # 1974.051.003abcdefghijklm
Object Name Bobbin, Lace
Title Bobbin Lace-making Items
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Artist Unidentified maker
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Brown plaid bag (no number) with bobbin lace parchment patterns (ABCDEFGH), bobbin winder (I), bobbins (JKLMNOPQRSTU, also many without numbers) and a needlecase (V). The needlecase is ivory or bone. Bobbin lace makers had long pins called "strivers" and perhaps this case was used in the past for holding some. The parchment patterns are pricked and are stored rolled. They were known as "prickings". The wooden bobbins are turned and have dark finishes on them. Most are nearly identical. No maker's identification is present.
Makers mark None
Provenance Unknown. Last owned by Margaret Stewart (neƩ Lauder) whose family had connections to the Durham area of Grey County, but we do not know which woman/women made lace. There is a possibility that it might have been a family heirloom set and used overseas, rather than in Canada.
Collection Textiles, Spinning & Weaving Tools & Equipment
Material Fabric/Wood/Parchment/Stain/Thread/Bone or ivory?
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Lauder, Edward
Stewart, Margaret