The skill and delicacy of lace from the historic past

Lace at Bexhill museum SUS-190423-150503001
Lace at Bexhill museum SUS-190423-150503001

Volunteers in Bexhill Museum’s costume department have delved into the establishment’s extensive collection to put together a two-day special exhibition dedicated to lace and embroidery.

Delicate shawls, capes, collars. cuffs and fichus of Honiton, Bedfordshire and Maltese laces will form the basis of the display at the independent, voluntarily-run museum in Egerton Road over the weekend of April 27/28.

Also on display will be a wealth of richly-embroidered costumes including Japanese kimonos, waistcoats, smoking caps and beautiful and unique household items. Open from 11-5pm on both days.

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