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This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. At a meeting of the society it was moved that " The annual importa- tion of worked ruffles and of bone lace and edging into this country is considerable. ' "Edinburgh Amusement." 2 D 2 404 HISTORY OF LACE. ** For the whitest, beet, and finest lace, commonly called Hamilton lace, and of the best pattern, not under two yards in length and not under three inches in breadtli." . Ninepence extra was charged for every ounce of silk worked in. The prizes they awarded were liberal, and success attended their efforts. In the portrait at Muckruss of the Countess of Desmond, she is represented with a lace collar. awarded to Susanna Hunt, of Fishamble Street, aged eleven, for a piece of lace most extraordinarily well wrought. **0n les vend a liyon, par Pierre de saincte Lucie, en la maison du dei!
The bishops however, shocked at the proceeding, interfered, and put an end to the projected alliance. In the ancient ballad of " Lord Thomas,"* the fair Annette cries : — *' My maids, gae to my dressing room, And dress roe in my smock ; The one half is o* the Holland fine. The description of the widow of John Whitcomb, a wealthy clothier of Newbury, in Henry YIEL's reign, when she laid aside her weeds, is the first notice we have of outwork being in general use. Six white smockes edged with white needlework lace, 10s. * The pi Uow-bere has always been an object of luxury, a custom not yet extinct in France, where the " taies d'oreiller, brod^ aux armes,'* and trimmed with a rich point form an important feature in a modem trousseau. Embroidery profited by the general impulse, and books of designs were composed for that species which, under the general name of outwork, formed the great employment for the women of the day. counted stitches, like the patterns for worsted-work of the present day — the de- signs, the seven planets, Neptune, and various squares, borders, etc. " The ''bobbins" on which the thread is wound for the weft consist of two circular copper plates riveted together, and fixed upon a small carriage or frame which moves backwards and forwards like a weaver's shuttle. It is not within our limits to follow the Calais lace manufacturers through their progress ; suffice it to say that it was in 1817 that the first bobbin net machine worked, concealed from all eyes, at Saint-Pierre- w Iq 1801, George Armitage took a "Point net" machine to Antwerp, and made seyeral after the same model, thus introducing the manufacture into Belgium. Instead of " Imprimcep," etc., we have, " On les vend," etc.
Maintain attribution The Google "watermark" you see on each file is essential for informing people about this project and helping them find additional materials through Google Book Search. Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Cuthbert, removed from his coffin some years ^ Ethelwynno, a noble lady, is recotded to have enlisted him in her aeryice, to deragn the ornaments of a stole, and Dunstan sat daily in the lady*s bower superintending her work, together with the maidens. We find, Quatre tours de chaire de thoille baptiste, ung beau Borplis pour le predicatenr, six autres, cinq corporauiz, all " k grand passement." Also, deux petits corporaulx " k petit passement,** and *' trois tours do chuire gamyz de grand passement a dentelle." '3 Inv. Her Excellency Lady Normanby, wife of the Lord Lieutenant, gave great encouragement to the fiibric, causing dresses to be made, not only for herself, but also for her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians and the Grand Duchess of Baden.
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Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, parple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and ooral, and agate." 1* Opus Phrygianum. I'* The richly-embroidered orphrey B of the EDgliah clergy excited the admiration of Pope Innocent l Y. Their feiher, says William of Malmesbury, had caused them in childhood " to give their whole attention to letters, and afterwards employed them in the labours of the distaff and the needle." Edgitha, Queen of Edward the Confessor, was, says the same historian, '^perfect mistress of her needle." ^^ Though 'needlework was greatly cultivated in France, and " Berthe aux grands pieds," mother of Charlemagne, was a celebrated worker — •' ii onyiser si com je toxis dirai N'ayoit mel Uor ouvriere de Tours jusqu'k Oambrai ;** and of Charlemagne,^^ it is chronicled that he ** See fl Ues fist bien doctriner, Et aprendre keudre et filor " — still the palm may be accorded to our Anglo-Saxon ancestresses, for William the Conqueror, on his first appearance in public, after the battle of Hastings, clad himself in a richly-wrought cloak of Anglo-Saxon embroidery,^^ an improvement, no doubt, upon that he had been used to, if we may judge firom the reputed handiwork of his queen, — ^the fer-fiamed tapestry of Bayeux. It was gained by John Macaulay, Esq." — Dublin Freeman's Journal, 20 /a? Lace, in the strictest sense of the word, it cannot be termed; it consists entirely of tamboor-work upon what is commonly known as Nottingham net.
We encourage the use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. (3246), who inquired where they were made, and being answered, in Eng- land, he exclaimed, " Troly England is oar garden of delight, in sooth, it is a we U inex- haustible, and where there is great abmidaaoe ; from thence much may be extracted." And immediately he despatched ofi Scial letters to some of the Cistercian abbots in England, enjoining them to procure a certain quantity of such embroidered vestments, and send them to Borne for his own use. Perhaps the finest specimens of '^ opus Anglicanum " extant, are the cope and maniple of St. This fabric was first introduced by one Charles Walker,*^ a native of Oxfordshire, who brought over twenty-four girls as teachers, and com- menced manufiicturing at a place in Limeridc called Mount Eennett. Paul's Churchyard, imtil that house became bankrupt in 1834 ; after which a traveller was sent through England, Scotland, and Ireland to take orders.