Lace Pattern; named Smyrna Edging


This lace pattern is printed on light brown thin cardboard. It is titled Smyrna Edging and copyrighted 1904. All rights reserved. Rows of dots with tiny numbers 1-49 indicate the order of making the lace. The corresponding instructions are printed in The American Lace Maker, Volume 1, pages 8-9, as Lesson No. 9. This pattern has not been used. This is the pattern that was scanned, printed and pinned to the lace pillow 2016.0048.01 to show how the equipment is used. A piece of lace was made by the threads and bobbins for illustration of bobbin lace made on the Princess Lace Loom by volunteer Karen Thompson in 2011 before the donation was brought to the Museum, as suggested by the donor.

Date Made: 1904Copyright Date: 1904

Copyright Holder: Lewis, Sylvester G.Maker: Torchon Lace Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Missouri, Saint LouisAssociated Place: United States: Missouri, Saint Louis

Subject: Lace Making PatternBobbin LaceLace MakingMail OrderPrinting


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Clothing & Accessories, Lace, Textiles


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Jean Scorgie

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0048.05HAccession Number: 2016.0048Catalog Number: 2016.0048.05H

Object Name: pattern, bobbin lace

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 in x 11 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 29.21 cm


Record Id: nmah_1804198

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