The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

Lace in the Edwardian Era: 1904 – 1919

There are many different types of lace depending on how, where, when and by whom it was made. A wide variety of patterns are produced by talented needle workers of their time. Lace has been made to be used in many different ways from large items such as gowns and shawls to smaller items such as cuffs, collars and trims.

In this presentation we will look at how lace was used to display refinement, distinction and wealth, at a time when wealth, birth and manners were the prime qualifications for commanding respect and obedience. As well as being able to view many exquisite items at close range you will also hear the history and stories of the art of lace making.

Photo: Eleanor c1912. Timeline Photography