Border lace with scalloped and picoted headside
Repeating floral design emanating from headside, each repeat covers 2 scallops. Major design feature is branching floral sparay which 'grows' from the joining point between every second scallop and extending to within 5 cm of footside. A garland links these sprays to a much smaller floral motif at the joining point of the two intermediate scallops. Headside is formed by a second garland of small flowers.
[originally part of a flounce]
Note: -2 cut from the end of -1 to enable it to fit into the lace showcase in teh Old MAAS display.
-1 badly detiorated probably as a result of long light exposure.
Solid areas worked in half stitch with constant worker pair, outlined with a multistrand gimp separated from half stitch by a twist. Open spaces within the design filled with honeycomb (Cook and Stott p42). Ground is standard open half stitch tulle mesh, picots worked by passing each thread separately around the pin.
Two lengthwise joins achieved by two needle method (see glossary) - one 13.5 cm from footside, the other 14 cm from the headside.