Honiton lace

Motif or part lace has small motifs, which are made first, and then joined together afterwards, usually with brides. British motif lace was made in Honton, Devon. A similar type of lace is Brussels Duchesse lace. I am assuming that my pieces are Honiton, as they either came from my family (who lived in Britain), or I bought them in England. However, it is hard to tell the simpler pieces of Brussels Duchesse and Honiton apart, so I may be wrong.

Here are examples of Honiton lace from my lace collection (although, as I am not an expert, some of my identification may be wrong). Click on a picture below to go to a page about the piece, with a large scale image.

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