Bucks Point Lace

£75.00

Beautiful and delicate, making Bucks Point Lace was a way of women and children earning money at home.

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Bucks Point Lace
Beautiful and delicate, making Bucks Point Lace was a way of women and children earning money at home.
An example of Bucks Point Edging, consisting of gimp spots with floral patterns dating from around 1880. Lace making was common throughout the Wycombe District, especially the villages, and the industry gave its name to the village of Lacey Green. Boys as well as girls were taught lace making from as young as three years old.
As time went on, lace became less fashionable and the makers earned even less. Traditional Bucks Point lace was particularly intricate and slow to make so the makers often lost out to simpler and faster varieties, such as Honiton lace from Devon
and new machine-made lace from Nottingham.

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