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Doily, Table Runner
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Title: Doily, Table Runner
Identifier: 2008.2.12
Donor: Mrs. Anne Bridgeford (nee Wilcock Osborne)
Item Date: 1920-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A rectangular linen doily or runner edged with crocheted or tatted lace. The linen is cream coloured and the lace is of a beige cotton thread. There is an edging of buttonhole stitching made with a crochet hook where four threads spread out from one point to form a chain-stitch edge to which the tatted lace is attached. The lace edge is made of scallops with a smaller scallop bridging the joins and a larger scallop bridging alternate small loops. The outer scallops have five picots while the smaller just one picot. At each corner of the runner is the embroidered outline of a flower with five petals and four leaves. Most of the flower is worked in a crewel or stem stitch except for the edges of the three petals in a satin stitch. French knots and single stitches form the stamens and stain stitch of the centre of the flower.

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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