Does anyone know this technique lace / crochet

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by wyogems, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    Is this a table runner or dresser scarf. What is the technique called and how old would you guess this is. I am stumped, but I think it is beautiful. DSCF2603.JPG DSCF2600.JPG
     
  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I think its tatted - would need to see it closer.
     
  4. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    Your kitty makes me so happy
     
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  5. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    I will try to get it closer. Thank you!
     
  6. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    These are closer
     

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  7. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    It's very loose and uneven, but consistently so... not sure, but I would guess its tatting, it's not crochet.
     
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    Midge Trade Member

  9. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    I don't think it is tatted, but I'll look through my tatting books.
    I think it was made on some type of frame.
    Do you think there is a ring in the center? Is it hard?
     
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  10. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    No it is completely soft
     
  11. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I wonder if this might be a type of Leavers Mill lace, cut and hemmed to make a runner. Leavers lace was usually sold as yardage and then made into runners, tablecloths, garments, dresses, etc. The hems were often done by hand.

    Cannot tell from just the photo.
     
  12. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

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    I enlarged the photo and will post a photo from my tatting book later. C
     
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  13. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    This is the nearest I can find in a tatting book.
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  14. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I wonder if its some type of machine-made tatting - like a chemical lace where it's been sewn onto paper and then the paper has been washed away... (I am spitballing here...)
     
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  15. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    There is a type of Leavers lace that mimics tatting, as well as many kinds of lace. Hmmmm. Spitballin' too!
     
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  16. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    I knew when I found it that it was treasure ....lol :) :cats:
     
  17. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    It is almost drapey enough to be a scarf. But maybe not quite
     
  18. wyogems

    wyogems Trade Member

    New theory, women had allot of time to fill in by the oil lamp here in the old west.
     
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