Bobbin Lace wedding garter and cross worked by Piedmont Lace Guild President Birgitte Tessier. Click on the photos to enlarge.
Torchon lace wedding garter with fan and roseground, designed by Birgitte for her daughter, who
was married last December on a beautiful snowy day! The garter is worked in Piper's Silk.
2) Contemporary cross worked in cream linen and silk with accent threads of purple linen and Goldrush. The cross is from the book Lace for Ten Pairs by Claire Burkhard. The amazing frame job was done by Mark Moore, Framecraft, Warrenton.
Bobbin Lace Scarf
Bobbin lace scarf worked by Piedmont Lace
Guild Vice President Margaret Campbell. The scarf pattern is from the book Kloppelmuster
fur Schals und Tischlaufer by Brigitte Bellon. Margaret
chose a 30/2 spun silk for the project. The finished size is 7 1/8 by
46 inches. Click on the photos to enlarge.
Smithsonian Lace Tour
Karen Thompson giving the tour of the Smithsonian Lace Collection
You can see more photos from the tour at the Smithsonian on Flickr, thanks to Orla Carey! Follow the link below.
Lace-trimmed costumes from the Valentine's Collection
Lace fan, parasol and hat from the Valentine's Collection
The photos above show some of the beautiful lace and lacetrimmed items that the curators at the Valentine History Center in Richmond had pulled for us from their extensive collection of costumes.
Please note that the photos have been posted with the kind permission of the Valentine. Unauthorized use and copying is prohibited.
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