This is tapelace is from about 1880 with very fine needle lace fillings.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on November 25, 2012 at 8:06pm

Thank you, Margaret.  I think the raised cord was added afterwards, as there are gaps where the stitches are not there, so I think the ones we can see were just to hold down the cord. The cords are well worked over in a thick bundle, and with the gaps on the under side, i think the cords would look very different if they had been worked onto the tapes - there would be many more stitches showing on the underside.

I could, of course, be wrong!!!!!!!!!!!  I usually am!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)  But this is how I see it!

Comment by margaret ruhland on November 25, 2012 at 11:57am

Hi Judith,

I finely put three new pictures up, this is the back of the raised cordoned,

I hope you can see how this is made.

Margaret

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on November 20, 2012 at 6:47pm

Gee!!  You are quick off the mark, Margaret!!!  but Thank You.

We are learning such a lot from these close up photos, and it is SO interesting to find out how things were done in days gone by.  I think we get too caught up in what is "Correct" - and traditionally they did whatever worked, as they didn't have books (and the Internet) to tell them otherwise.

Comment by margaret ruhland on November 20, 2012 at 6:18pm

HiElzabeth I will do it tomorrow it is to dark right now.

It is very hard to tell it is so fine I pulled on it but can't make out, maybe with a good closeup we are able to tell.

Till tomorrow.

Margaret

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on November 20, 2012 at 6:12pm

if you like i can take a picture of the back

Yes please!!!  I, too, wondered if it was added afterwards.

Comment by margaret ruhland on November 20, 2012 at 9:16am

Hi Judith,

It looks like it is all done at the same time, it is so fine it is very hard to see,

if you like i can take a picture of the back of the heavy cordoned,just let me know.

Thanks for looking.

Margaret

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on November 17, 2012 at 8:58pm

Whoever made this certainkly did nice even work. The wheels are nicely made.

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