NCM 1878-252/1

An example of the earliest surviving machine-made lace. This simple design of plain knitting and transferred stitches then had the thicker thread added in by hand. A simple piece of lace was the beginning of the Nottingham Lace industry. Made by Robert Frost of Nottingham in white cotton.

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