Artefact of the Month 2018

June 2018.

American Eagle Bucks Point sample.

9 x 6.5cm. 19th Century.

Gift from Joan Carter.

July 2018.

Bedfordshire handkerchief circa 1860.

Cream cotton 36 x 35cm.

Gift from Marjorie Hanson.

August 2018.

Needlelace Parrot.

One of three pieces of needlelace

mounted on an orange silk background.

13.2 x 13cm. Mid 20th century.

Possibly designed and/or made by

Mrs Madeleine Charnaud of Buxton.

Patterns for work like this were published in France.

Bought from the Enid Purvis Collection

at auction.

September 2018.

Irish crochet tea cosy circa 1940.

21.5 x 32cm. Silk and cotton.

Bought from the Enid Purvis Collection

at auction.

October 2018.

Branscombe lace made in India,

probably as an industry set up by missionaries.

184 x 95cm.

Displayed on orange silk along with many other lace mats from many parts of the world.

Bought from the Enid Purvis Collection

at auction.

November 2018.

Bedfordshire bobbin lace edging.

20 x 13cm.

Gift from Monica Betteridge.

December 2018.

Honiton bird from a collar and dress front, late nineteenth century, 52 x 26cm.

The ground is made with a needle.

Gift from Russel Perrin.