Fripperies *This item is sold and is only as an archive.

Details of Fripperies

This is a hand coloured pattern that was used in the design process of manufacturing lace. People would colour these in using specific colours and these were then used to set up the machines to make the actual fabric. We got them from an old lace factory in Ayrshire who we've had dealings with over the last few years, and these were considered to be obsolete designs or duplicates (they seem to come from 3 separate factories including one in that other great lace making centre, Nottingham).
Stunning reminders of an almost vanished industry, and only just rescued from being destroyed.
Pattern no. 6435 approximately 70.7cm tall by 30.5cm wide. It's hand coloured with a design of daisy like flowers in dark red and lime green. These are lovely looking things, great in a frame or just pinned up to admire.

Ref: 2292

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