Bobbin Lace in the Schwalm (2)

In the article Bobbin Lace in the Schwalm (1) you saw the different garments and linens that included bobbin lace. Now please enjoy a closer look at the different bobbin laces.

The finest and smallest bobbin laces were those found on knitted baby caps.
1_KS_2Four bobbin lace edgings were tightly gathered and sewn at the edges of knitted baby caps.
2_KS_22 cm wide bobbin lace found on a baby cap
3_KS_21.5 cm wide bobbin lace found on a baby cap. It seems that picots were added after finishing the lace.
4_KS_25 cm wide bobbin lace with tulips found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm bodice
5_KS_24.5 cm wide bobbin lace with flowers found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm bodice
6-KS_23.5 cm wide bobbin lace with a free-form pattern found on very old dyed-to-blue Schwalm bodice sleeves
7_KS_23.5 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm bodice for a girl. The bodice was made from linen cambric and finely embroidered. In contrast to the fineness of the fabric and embroidery, the bobbin lace is rather dense.
8_KS_24 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue, and later decolorized, very fine Schwalm bodice from 1849
9_KS_23.5 cm wide bobbin lace found on dyed-to-blue, and later decolorized, very fine Schwalm bodice sleeves
10_KS_23 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm bodice from 1925
11_KS_24 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm communion cap
12_KS_25 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm communion cap
13_KS_25 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm communion cap
14_KS_25 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm communion cap
15_KS_25 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm decorative handkerchief
16_KS_23.5 cm wide bobbin lace found on a dyed-to-blue Schwalm decorative handkerchief
17_KS_23.5 cm wide bobbin lace found as bands for tying on a pillowcase
18_KS_23.5 cm wide bobbin lace in combination with sprang technique found on a Schwalm bed covering (A)
19_KS_2A second bobbin lace – also 3.5 cm wide – found on the Schwalm bed covering (A)
20_KS_2And a third bobbin lace – 4 cm wide – combined with the sprang technique, found on the Schwalm bed covering (A)
21_KS_2Also interesting here is how the lace band was attached with Plaited Insertion stitch (also known as Interlaced Insertion stitch).
22_KS_25 cm wide bobbin lace found on two edges of a Schwalm bed covering from 1832
23_KS_2Wide bobbin lace bands in combination with needle-weaving bands found on a Schwalm bed covering

There are a wide variety of different types of bobbin lace and bobbin lace patterns used in Schwalm.

Here is a publication that shows even more bobbin lace patterns and provides the matching schematics for working them:
24_KS_2Freihandspitzen in Schwälmer Textilien
Ingrid Hick, Christa Röhr, Marianne Stang

Purchase from:
Forum Alte Spitze GbR
Am Tomberg 18
52531 Übach-Palenberg

2 Comments
  1. Sehr geehrte Frau Happel,

    Könnte es sein, daß Babyhäubchen 3 und der Saum vom Bettüberwurf gestrickte Spitzwn sind?

    Gruß Uta

    • Nein, es sind definitiv Klöppelspitzen. Ich werde Ihnen ein Bild senden, dann können Sie die Vergrößerung sehen.

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