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Name Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett
Number of Object records 17

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Image of 2012.001.012 - c. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. Doily is square in shape with a scalloped edge made of a tight weave. Working inwards is a lose pattern of squares, followed by 4 small crosses, with the center being lose squares again.

2012.001.012 - c. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. Doily is square in shape with a scalloped edge made of a tight weave. Working inwards is a lose pattern of squares, followed by 4 small crosses, with the center being lose squares again.

c. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. Doily is square in shape with a scalloped edge made of a tight weave. Working inwards is a lose pattern of squares, followed by 4 small crosses, with the center being lose squares again.

Image of 2012.001.011 - c. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. It is clover shaped with large open sections, connected by very tightly woven four-pointed "flowers". The middle creates a fat "x" shape that is solid with a line of holes running through each leg of  the "x".

2012.001.011 - c. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. It is clover shaped with large open sections, connected by very tightly woven four-pointed "flowers". The middle creates a fat "x" shape that is solid with a line of holes running through each leg of the "x".

c. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. It is clover shaped with large open sections, connected by very tightly woven four-pointed "flowers". The middle creates a fat "x" shape that is solid with a line of holes running through each leg of the "x".

Image of 2012.001.001 -  c. 1970-1990 Lace Sample Portfolio is made of white poster board, with blue colored cloth binding. Interior pages are blue paper on one side and blue felt on the other. Lace samples are on felt pages, representing different types of edging, materials, patterns, corners, and shapes. Contains 43 samples in all, most of which have paper labels attached identifying the stitch and/or material. All of the lace itself is white in color and includes, cotton, linen, and tatting thread.

2012.001.001 - c. 1970-1990 Lace Sample Portfolio is made of white poster board, with blue colored cloth binding. Interior pages are blue paper on one side and blue felt on the other. Lace samples are on felt pages, representing different types of edging, materials, patterns, corners, and shapes. Contains 43 samples in all, most of which have paper labels attached identifying the stitch and/or material. All of the lace itself is white in color and includes, cotton, linen, and tatting thread.

c. 1970-1990 Lace Sample Portfolio is made of white poster board, with blue colored cloth binding. Interior pages are blue paper on one side and blue felt on the other. Lace samples are on felt pages, representing different types of edging, materials, patterns, corners, and shapes. Contains 43 samples in all, most of which have paper labels attached identifying the stitch and/or material. All of the lace itself is white in color and includes, cotton, linen, and tatting thread.

Image of 2012.001.002 -  c. 1970-1990 Bobbin Lace Pillow (A) and Stand (B) is made of wood and covered in blue velvet, with padding underneath. Velvet is attached with gold-colored, metal nails. The underside of  the stand is uncovered, and has two feet that run from from front to back that are covered in green felt. The stand is curved on one side and straight on the other. On the straight edge of the stand sits the pillow. The pillow is cylindrical in shape, with a metal post on each side. The pillow can be attached to stand using metal latches around the posts. When attached, the pillow can spin in place. Pillow is also made of wood and covered in blue velvet.
 
Pillow is of a French style (possibly named: Metier pour dentelle)

2012.001.002 - c. 1970-1990 Bobbin Lace Pillow (A) and Stand (B) is made of wood and covered in blue velvet, with padding underneath. Velvet is attached with gold-colored, metal nails. The underside of the stand is uncovered, and has two feet that run from from front to back that are covered in green felt. The stand is curved on one side and straight on the other. On the straight edge of the stand sits the pillow. The pillow is cylindrical in shape, with a metal post on each side. The pillow can be attached to stand using metal latches around the posts. When attached, the pillow can spin in place. Pillow is also made of wood and covered in blue velvet. Pillow is of a French style (possibly named: Metier pour dentelle)

c. 1970-1990 Bobbin Lace Pillow (A) and Stand (B) is made of wood and covered in blue velvet, with padding underneath. Velvet is attached with gold-colored, metal nails. The underside of the stand is uncovered, and has two feet that run from from front to back that are covered in green felt. The stand is curved on one side and straight on the other. On the straight edge of the stand sits the pillow. The pillow is cylindrical in shape, with a metal post on each side. The pillow can be attached to stand using metal latches around the posts. When attached, the pillow can spin in place. Pillow is also made of wood and covered in blue velvet. Pillow is of a French style (possibly named: Meti

Image of 2012.001.003B.001 - c. 1970-1990 lace sample of off-white cotton thread in "Floral Patterns" as shown on pp. 54-55 of "Lacemaking Point Ground" by C.C. Channer (2012.001.003B).  Piece is rectangular in shape with openwork at top and flowers and leaves at bottom with additional leaves in the center.  Ends are unfinished.

2012.001.003B.001 - c. 1970-1990 lace sample of off-white cotton thread in "Floral Patterns" as shown on pp. 54-55 of "Lacemaking Point Ground" by C.C. Channer (2012.001.003B). Piece is rectangular in shape with openwork at top and flowers and leaves at bottom with additional leaves in the center. Ends are unfinished.

c. 1970-1990 lace sample of off-white cotton thread in "Floral Patterns" as shown on pp. 54-55 of "Lacemaking Point Ground" by C.C. Channer (2012.001.003B). Piece is rectangular in shape with openwork at top and flowers and leaves at bottom with additional leaves in the center. Ends are unfinished.

Image of 2012.001.004 -  c. 1970-1990 Fabric Bobbin Holder (A) with 12 sets of 2 Bobbins (B-Y) (various styles) is floral print with a black background. Flowers are pink, yellow, blue, and white with green leaves. Fabric has been machine sewn to contain 23 small compartments that come up from the bottom to the center. Each compartment can hold two bobbins, some compartments are empty. Holder is meant to be rolled up and bound with attached ribbon. The ribbon is stripped black, red, and purple. The bobbins (B-Y) are made of wood, and some have white, cotton thread wrapped around the top.

2012.001.004 - c. 1970-1990 Fabric Bobbin Holder (A) with 12 sets of 2 Bobbins (B-Y) (various styles) is floral print with a black background. Flowers are pink, yellow, blue, and white with green leaves. Fabric has been machine sewn to contain 23 small compartments that come up from the bottom to the center. Each compartment can hold two bobbins, some compartments are empty. Holder is meant to be rolled up and bound with attached ribbon. The ribbon is stripped black, red, and purple. The bobbins (B-Y) are made of wood, and some have white, cotton thread wrapped around the top.

c. 1970-1990 Fabric Bobbin Holder (A) with 12 sets of 2 Bobbins (B-Y) (various styles) is floral print with a black background. Flowers are pink, yellow, blue, and white with green leaves. Fabric has been machine sewn to contain 23 small compartments that come up from the bottom to the center. Each compartment can hold two bobbins, some compartments are empty. Holder is meant to be rolled up and bound with attached ribbon. The ribbon is stripped black, red, and purple. The bobbins (B-Y) are made of wood, and some have white, cotton thread wrapped around the top.

Image of 2012.001.005 - Lace sampler is made of white and off-white cotton thread and has been woven into a fairly rectangular shape. Within the sampler are various knots and patterns for different lace techniques.

2012.001.005 - Lace sampler is made of white and off-white cotton thread and has been woven into a fairly rectangular shape. Within the sampler are various knots and patterns for different lace techniques.

Lace sampler is made of white and off-white cotton thread and has been woven into a fairly rectangular shape. Within the sampler are various knots and patterns for different lace techniques.

Image of 2012.001.006 - c. 1978 Thread in Woven Pouch is a ball of cotton thread held in a handmade, woven lace bag. Bag has loose netting and a scalloped opening. The opening has a purple ribbon threaded through opening and cinches bag shut.

2012.001.006 - c. 1978 Thread in Woven Pouch is a ball of cotton thread held in a handmade, woven lace bag. Bag has loose netting and a scalloped opening. The opening has a purple ribbon threaded through opening and cinches bag shut.

c. 1978 Thread in Woven Pouch is a ball of cotton thread held in a handmade, woven lace bag. Bag has loose netting and a scalloped opening. The opening has a purple ribbon threaded through opening and cinches bag shut.

Image of 2012.001.007 -  c. 1970-1990 Small Medallion Pattern and Completed Medallion consists of a yellow card (A) with handwritten notes in pen on how to make medallion, a green card (B) with the pattern in black ink and holes poked out, a piece of graph paper (C) the same size as green card, with same pattern and hole punches, and a completed lace medallion (D) using the pattern depicted on the card. Medallion is made of white, cotton thread

2012.001.007 - c. 1970-1990 Small Medallion Pattern and Completed Medallion consists of a yellow card (A) with handwritten notes in pen on how to make medallion, a green card (B) with the pattern in black ink and holes poked out, a piece of graph paper (C) the same size as green card, with same pattern and hole punches, and a completed lace medallion (D) using the pattern depicted on the card. Medallion is made of white, cotton thread

c. 1970-1990 Small Medallion Pattern and Completed Medallion consists of a yellow card (A) with handwritten notes in pen on how to make medallion, a green card (B) with the pattern in black ink and holes poked out, a piece of graph paper (C) the same size as green card, with same pattern and hole punches, and a completed lace medallion (D) using the pattern depicted on the card. Medallion is made of white, cotton thread

Image of 2012.001.008 - Bobbin winder for filling bobbins with thread in preparation for bobbin-lace making.  Wooden unit has a clear mat finish.  Rectangular base has a notch extending its entire length with two upright pieces on either end and a sliding upright piece in the center.  A dowel goes through the center piece and is affixed to either end.  Taller end has a wheel-shaped crank with a perpendicular handle on the outside.  Center piece and crank-end piece both have horizontal facing "cups" at top for holding bobbin.  There are two small notched dowels below large dowel to which is affixed a tan-colored rubber-band.  Below the rubber band on the end piece is another small dowel that is attached through upright to crank.  It has a perpendicular piece going through the dowel end.  Center piece has two thin horizontal dowel cross-pieces on either side, probably for holding a spool of thread with the option of using either side depending on if you want to crank with your right or left hand.  Crank wheel and end cap above it for bobbin "cup" both are notched in the center, possibly for winding thread.  White cloth contact paper with rubberized vinyl dots affixed to bottom of unit to keep it from sliding on a table.

2012.001.008 - Bobbin winder for filling bobbins with thread in preparation for bobbin-lace making. Wooden unit has a clear mat finish. Rectangular base has a notch extending its entire length with two upright pieces on either end and a sliding upright piece in the center. A dowel goes through the center piece and is affixed to either end. Taller end has a wheel-shaped crank with a perpendicular handle on the outside. Center piece and crank-end piece both have horizontal facing "cups" at top for holding bobbin. There are two small notched dowels below large dowel to which is affixed a tan-colored rubber-band. Below the rubber band on the end piece is another small dowel that is attached through upright to crank. It has a perpendicular piece going through the dowel end. Center piece has two thin horizontal dowel cross-pieces on either side, probably for holding a spool of thread with the option of using either side depending on if you want to crank with your right or left hand. Crank wheel and end cap above it for bobbin "cup" both are notched in the center, possibly for winding thread. White cloth contact paper with rubberized vinyl dots affixed to bottom of unit to keep it from sliding on a table.

Bobbin winder for filling bobbins with thread in preparation for bobbin-lace making. Wooden unit has a clear mat finish. Rectangular base has a notch extending its entire length with two upright pieces on either end and a sliding upright piece in the center. A dowel goes through the center piece and is affixed to either end. Taller end has a wheel-shaped crank with a perpendicular handle on the outside. Center piece and crank-end piece both have horizontal facing "cups" at top for holding bobbin. There are two small notched dowels below large dowel to which is affixed a tan-colored rubber-band. Below the rubber band on the end piece is another small dowel that is attached through uprig

Image of 2012.001.009 - c. 1978 Snowflake Pattern and Completed Snowflake consists of a yellow, rectangular piece of paper (A) with hand written directions for making a snowflake. The pattern consists of a square, green piece of cardstock (B) with "Snowflake" written in the lower right corner, the pattern drawn on it in ink, and holes punched in it. The next part of the pattern is on a square, white piece of graph paper (C) and has "snowflake" written in lower right corner, the pattern in pencil with letters A-T written on it, and holes punched into it. There is also a square, white piece of cardstock (D) with just the holes punched into it. Finally, there is a completed snowflake (E) made of white, cotton thread, that measures 3" in diameter.

2012.001.009 - c. 1978 Snowflake Pattern and Completed Snowflake consists of a yellow, rectangular piece of paper (A) with hand written directions for making a snowflake. The pattern consists of a square, green piece of cardstock (B) with "Snowflake" written in the lower right corner, the pattern drawn on it in ink, and holes punched in it. The next part of the pattern is on a square, white piece of graph paper (C) and has "snowflake" written in lower right corner, the pattern in pencil with letters A-T written on it, and holes punched into it. There is also a square, white piece of cardstock (D) with just the holes punched into it. Finally, there is a completed snowflake (E) made of white, cotton thread, that measures 3" in diameter.

c. 1978 Snowflake Pattern and Completed Snowflake consists of a yellow, rectangular piece of paper (A) with hand written directions for making a snowflake. The pattern consists of a square, green piece of cardstock (B) with "Snowflake" written in the lower right corner, the pattern drawn on it in ink, and holes punched in it. The next part of the pattern is on a square, white piece of graph paper (C) and has "snowflake" written in lower right corner, the pattern in pencil with letters A-T written on it, and holes punched into it. There is also a square, white piece of cardstock (D) with just the holes punched into it. Finally, there is a completed snowflake (E) made of white, cotton thread, t

Image of 2012.001.010 - C. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. It is square in shape with the corners cut off . The edges have a triangular peak/trough pattern. The outer sections have a small checkered pattern, and moving inward are larger holes surrounding very tightly woven squares, the center is loose holes with small, tightly woven, oval sections.

2012.001.010 - C. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. It is square in shape with the corners cut off . The edges have a triangular peak/trough pattern. The outer sections have a small checkered pattern, and moving inward are larger holes surrounding very tightly woven squares, the center is loose holes with small, tightly woven, oval sections.

C. 1978 Lace Doily is made of white thread. It is square in shape with the corners cut off . The edges have a triangular peak/trough pattern. The outer sections have a small checkered pattern, and moving inward are larger holes surrounding very tightly woven squares, the center is loose holes with small, tightly woven, oval sections.

Image of 2012.001.013 - c. 1978 Fine Old Bucks Pattern and Completed Sample consists of 3 pieces that were located between pages 50-51 of 2012.001.003B.
(A) is a small piece of card with "Color-start-Picot-end" and has a list of the colors (red, green, purple, and brown) written in their corresponding color and notes on start, picot, and end.
(B) is a rectangular piece of graph paper with the pattern drawn on it in pencil and holes punched all throughout.
(C) is the finished piece of lace using the Old Bucks Pattern. It is made of white thread and has a scalloped base, with a straight top. There are 6 "bud" shapes along base as well.

2012.001.013 - c. 1978 Fine Old Bucks Pattern and Completed Sample consists of 3 pieces that were located between pages 50-51 of 2012.001.003B. (A) is a small piece of card with "Color-start-Picot-end" and has a list of the colors (red, green, purple, and brown) written in their corresponding color and notes on start, picot, and end. (B) is a rectangular piece of graph paper with the pattern drawn on it in pencil and holes punched all throughout. (C) is the finished piece of lace using the Old Bucks Pattern. It is made of white thread and has a scalloped base, with a straight top. There are 6 "bud" shapes along base as well.

c. 1978 Fine Old Bucks Pattern and Completed Sample consists of 3 pieces that were located between pages 50-51 of 2012.001.003B. (A) is a small piece of card with "Color-start-Picot-end" and has a list of the colors (red, green, purple, and brown) written in their corresponding color and notes on start, picot, and end. (B) is a rectangular piece of graph paper with the pattern drawn on it in pencil and holes punched all throughout. (C) is the finished piece of lace using the Old Bucks Pattern. It is made of white thread and has a scalloped base, with a straight top. There are 6 "bud" shapes along base as well.

Image of 2012.001.014 - c. 1978 Bobbins with lace and pattern consists of (A-B) two beige cards with pattern drawn on them  in blue pencil and with holes punched through them, (C) 12 bobbins attached to threads that have already been woven into a long strip of lace with a repeating club pattern (still in progress), and (D) a strip of ribbon with a blue, brown, and yellow pattern.

2012.001.014 - c. 1978 Bobbins with lace and pattern consists of (A-B) two beige cards with pattern drawn on them in blue pencil and with holes punched through them, (C) 12 bobbins attached to threads that have already been woven into a long strip of lace with a repeating club pattern (still in progress), and (D) a strip of ribbon with a blue, brown, and yellow pattern.

c. 1978 Bobbins with lace and pattern consists of (A-B) two beige cards with pattern drawn on them in blue pencil and with holes punched through them, (C) 12 bobbins attached to threads that have already been woven into a long strip of lace with a repeating club pattern (still in progress), and (D) a strip of ribbon with a blue, brown, and yellow pattern.

Image of 2012.001.015 - Box of Pins "La Bouronne d'Or", c. 1970-1990.  Plastic box with a black sticker on top that reads "La Bouronne d'Or  /  Epingles en laiton" in gold. There is also a white sticker on lid with handwriting that reads "17mm  /  25 pr". Edge of base has a pattern of sets of 5 raised, vertical stripes (3 sets on long edges and 2 sets on short edges). Lid is loose on case and comes off with ease. Case contains hundreds of small  brass-colored pins with flat heads. Pins measure about .75" long.

2012.001.015 - Box of Pins "La Bouronne d'Or", c. 1970-1990. Plastic box with a black sticker on top that reads "La Bouronne d'Or / Epingles en laiton" in gold. There is also a white sticker on lid with handwriting that reads "17mm / 25 pr". Edge of base has a pattern of sets of 5 raised, vertical stripes (3 sets on long edges and 2 sets on short edges). Lid is loose on case and comes off with ease. Case contains hundreds of small brass-colored pins with flat heads. Pins measure about .75" long.

Box of Pins "La Bouronne d'Or", c. 1970-1990. Plastic box with a black sticker on top that reads "La Bouronne d'Or / Epingles en laiton" in gold. There is also a white sticker on lid with handwriting that reads "17mm / 25 pr". Edge of base has a pattern of sets of 5 raised, vertical stripes (3 sets on long edges and 2 sets on short edges). Lid is loose on case and comes off with ease. Case contains hundreds of small brass-colored pins with flat heads. Pins measure about .75" long.

Image of 2012.001.016 - Box of Hole Punches and Hat Pins, c. 1970-1990.  Plastic, rectangular box with a hinged lid that contains 2 seweing needles, 1 flat pin, 1 dowel with hole punch, 1 handmade dowel with hole punch and string wrapped around joint between dowel and punch, 1 very fine crochet hook with a pointed end, 1 two-pronged hook with ornate wooden handle, 1 piece of 400 grit sand paper to sharpen pins, and 9 hat pins with various decorative tops (brown tear drop, pink tear drop, large beige tear drop, black tear drop, gold triangle,, beige square, black square, pink jewel top, and green/blue jewel top). Hat pins were used to poke holes in patterns the way the hole punches were used.

2012.001.016 - Box of Hole Punches and Hat Pins, c. 1970-1990. Plastic, rectangular box with a hinged lid that contains 2 seweing needles, 1 flat pin, 1 dowel with hole punch, 1 handmade dowel with hole punch and string wrapped around joint between dowel and punch, 1 very fine crochet hook with a pointed end, 1 two-pronged hook with ornate wooden handle, 1 piece of 400 grit sand paper to sharpen pins, and 9 hat pins with various decorative tops (brown tear drop, pink tear drop, large beige tear drop, black tear drop, gold triangle,, beige square, black square, pink jewel top, and green/blue jewel top). Hat pins were used to poke holes in patterns the way the hole punches were used.

Box of Hole Punches and Hat Pins, c. 1970-1990. Plastic, rectangular box with a hinged lid that contains 2 seweing needles, 1 flat pin, 1 dowel with hole punch, 1 handmade dowel with hole punch and string wrapped around joint between dowel and punch, 1 very fine crochet hook with a pointed end, 1 two-pronged hook with ornate wooden handle, 1 piece of 400 grit sand paper to sharpen pins, and 9 hat pins with various decorative tops (brown tear drop, pink tear drop, large beige tear drop, black tear drop, gold triangle,, beige square, black square, pink jewel top, and green/blue jewel top). Hat pins were used to poke holes in patterns the way the hole punches were used.

Image of 2012.001.017 - Sewing Scissors, c. 1970-1990.  Silver in color with an ornate, floral pattern on handles and finger loops. Blades curve inward at very top, where they join handles. Blades themselves are smooth.

2012.001.017 - Sewing Scissors, c. 1970-1990. Silver in color with an ornate, floral pattern on handles and finger loops. Blades curve inward at very top, where they join handles. Blades themselves are smooth.

Sewing Scissors, c. 1970-1990. Silver in color with an ornate, floral pattern on handles and finger loops. Blades curve inward at very top, where they join handles. Blades themselves are smooth.

Image of 2012.001.003A - Bobbin Lace VHS "Video Workshop Bobbin Lace"

2012.001.003A - Bobbin Lace VHS "Video Workshop Bobbin Lace"

Bobbin Lace VHS is titled "Video Workshop Bobbin Lace". Video tape with instructor Doris Southard by Victorian Video Productions. ISBN # 0-9-36225-12-2. Teaches a course in the traditional art of lacemaking. Teaches about tools and equipment and how to read and make a pattern. Includes 5 projects. 109 min video in color. Copyright 1988. Bobbin lace and supplies made/used by Elizabeth Bartlett Murphy, granddaughter of the first Fire Chief of San Mateo, George Bartlett.