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    No title. M/S of a woman standing at a table in the open air using a small spinning wheel. M/S of an elderly woman with a small child by her side. The woman is making lace, she has a cushion on her lap with lots of bobbins hanging down from it.

    Closer shot of the woman tatting with the child by her side. "Pillow lace" received its name from the "pillow" used to hold the pins on which the pattern is executed." C/U of the pins with cotton and bobbins attached. Woman's hands move very quickly as she makes the lace. Extreme C/U of the pins which are inserted into a piece of card with holes in that marks out the pattern. "All you need is fast and accurate fingering - and about 40 years' experience!" Various C/Us of the lace taking shape.

    "Today, the lace is used frequently on those dainty lace sunshades." Panning shot showing C/U of the lace. C/U of a parasol being opened to show the lace. "There are 40 yards of lace on this "shade" reads an intertitle. The parasol is turned.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 531.

    Note: paper records state that this was filmed at Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:59:00 / 01:40:20:00
    EP 219
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    EP 219
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    Lifestyle & Culture
    bbceastmidlandstodaypathe Sewing Knitting Clothes thrift lace documentarty GBRJ 5 Home Crafts
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Comments (1)

  1. alison sauer says

    It would be great if the description was corrected.

    There is no spinning - this is bobbin winding (putting the thread onto the bobbins)

    There is no tatting this is lacemaking on a lace pillow. tatting is something entirely different

    The thread may be cotton but it is equally likely that it is linen I suggest the word thread rather than cotton is used

    Alison Sauer

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