Edwardian Collar

I had no idea what to call this collar. So I looked up pictures of different collars on the internet starting with 1880’s. Finally a cloth collar with hangsy-downsies appeared with a group of collars labeled Edwardian. I tried to find the style name, but I just can’t think anymore today. So Edwardian it is. The collar has a few holes, otherwise it is in really good condition. I had trouble figuring out how to photograph it, since it stretches out flat at a wide (obtuse) angle. The lace is pieced so meticulously. Look at how the back of the collar is pieced into the front in the closeup photo. I have no idea how this collar was worn. The lace tips are really pretty. They are really long too. I think it would be obnoxious to let them hang down the front, so maybe they were tied.

Edwardian-Collar

Edwardian-Collar-ClseUp

Edwardian-Collar-Flap

I know I should write more, but I am really tired today. I am trying to teach myself photoshop from a book every morning, In the afternoon I clean the next batch of lace, and then press and photograph something for this blog. In between I have the daily chores. The lace I am soaking at the moment is now the color of a used mop. It was a splotchy brown. It is real Irish crochet so I want to rescue it. Tomorrow I am going to try and dye it a golden color. Wish me luck.

Advertisements

One Response

  1. This is lovely!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: