The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

Lace is not just Lace!

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion has an extensive collection of lace gowns and accessories.

In this presentation you can:-

  • Marvel at the variety of ways lace has been used to enhance both clothing and other treasured item.
  • Gaze in wonder at an handmade maltese lace crinoline skirt of c1850
  • Wonder at a handmade Chantilly lace fan of c1870
  • Hear the stories of how some laces were made.
  • Discover how various tools were used to make lace e.g. bobbins, crochet hooks, tambour hooks, tatting shuttles, commercial lace tapes or just a plain sewing needle.