Binche lace nun’s cap

Description
This Binche lace cap is part of a collection of samples of British and Continental lace put together by Charlotte Treadwin, an important lace manufacturer with a business based in the Cathedral Yard, Exeter. The collection was donated to the museum in the late 1860s for lace-makers and designers to study. Treadwin once stated that there was not a single lace-designer in the whole of Devon, and strove to improve this, employing an artist to draw out her designs, and studying samples to better inform her practice and experimentation with lace-making patterns and techniques. By 1869, the lace manufactory and showrooms were already based at 5 Cathedral Yard (now known as the Cathedral Close).
Accession Loan No.
29/2006/22
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
Binche lace nun’s cap
Simple Name
cap
Full Name
Binche lace nun’s cap
Family Group


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