|Description: A cream coloured rectangular shaped linen doily with embroidered flowers in each corner and an edging done in a tatted lace. The embroidery, found on each corner, consists of a outline of a five petalled flower. The edges of the three petals are worked in a satin stitch while the other two petals and the four leaves are done in a stem stitch. French knots form the stamens of the flowers. Around the edges of the runner or doily is a scalloped tatted lace consisting of a patter of which is a shallow loop, bridged with another loop edges with five picots. Inside the second loop is another smaller loop with one picot. The fabric itself is ledged with a blanket stitched with four threads spreading out from one point to a chain stitch edge. To thin edges is attached to the tatted lace. |
Runner may have belonged to either the donor's family or that of her late husband William (Bill) Bridgeford who was originally from the Toronto area. His parents were Benjamin William Bridgeford (d. Nov 1980) and Isabelle Bridgeford who lived at 1321 Lansdowne Ave.
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