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Catalog Number 2012.001.004
Description 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.
Object Name Bobbin, Lace
Collection Three-Dimensional Collection
Title c. 1970-1990 Fabric Bobbin Holder and 12 sets of 2 Bobbins
Date c.1970-1990
Creator Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance Bobbin lace and supplies made/used by Elizabeth Bartlett Murphy, granddaughter of the first Fire Chief of San Mateo, George Bartlett.
Dimensions H-0.5 W-34 D-7.75 inches
Dimension Details Open, without ribbon.
Rolled: 2.25"x 3.5" x 8"
Medium Textile
Search Terms Lace
Sewing
Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett
Subjects Lace making
Sewing equipment & supplies
People Murphy, Elizabeth Bartlett