|Description: A white lace cuff. There is a seam on one side and is ready to be sewn on the garment. It has a scalloped edge below a wheat and flower pattern. It is machine embroidered on a fine netting. |
A wheat edging has a wheat relief that consists of a wheat stalk, clusters, and leaves. The crocheting edging worked to fit a circle, a square, or a straight edge, used with a wide border, a narrow border, or no border at all. Floral patterns had petals in relief. The cuff belonged to Miss Sally Klein who was ninety years old when they were donated in 1986. She was born in Mississauga. The item dates back to late 1890 to early 1900.
For information on lace patterns, see: Anette Feldman "Handmade Lace and Patterns" (New York: Harper and Row, 1975), 79, 129-130.