|Object ID #||1957.024.030|
|Title||Unfinished Batternburg Lace Still On its Pattern Piece|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
|Description||Unfinished Battenburg lace piece on a pale pink fabric ground. The pink ground has "671" in black ink. "D.P.2712" and "10 cents" is also pencilled on. One of the circular areas of the pattern has "200" marked on an angle.|
Battenburg lace was popular c. 1890 - 1900.
Formerly belonged to Helen Carrie (neé Reid), who married Gideon Carrie in the 1850s. The Carrie family farmed in Sydenham Township, Grey County. One of the Carrie daughters married John McQuaker of Owen Sound, Grey County, and the bib was passed down to her, and then to her daughter, Mrs. Frank Smith.
|Collection||Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection|
|Material||Cotton/Lace/Ink/Lead (pencil marks)|
|Dimensions||W-34 L-9 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||Lacemakers who did Battenburg (Battenberg) lace purchased pre-printed fabric pattern pieces (sometimes from mail-order catalogues). They would then baste some braid to the pattern to form the outline of the lace. The open areas were then filled, using various needle-worked stitches (called filling stitches). When the lace piece was complete, the basting threads were snipped and the Battenburg lace was freed from the pattern, which could be re-used.|