Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Antique of the Week--Pat's Mothering Sunday Collar

From Pat, "The collar was given to me on our mothering Sunday in 2011 by my No 3 son, Patrick. He got it, with his father's help, from ebay. I took it to Clones with me for last year's summer school and, with Maire's help, mended a few small holes.  I am 99 percent sure it is silk.  I hope to wear it on a green velour dress."

The curling overlays really mimic the Venetian Gros Pointe lace.

An unusual large floral motif.  Any ideas as to what this is?

I love all the grapes on this collar.  More of the curling overlay here, reminiscent of grape vines.

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