For those who love hand made lace.
A bit of a cheek, I know, but here are two more unmarked patterns, which have completely flumoxed me. They are in the Museum of Cambridge. Cambridge is on the edge of the Bedford lacemaking area. However, the local museums show a range of different styles of lace, Beds, Bucks, Torchon, and a mixture of styles. So that doesn't help! (And the museum doesn't know much about lace, so I suspect this could have come from anywhere!) I'll post these as two messages.
The first is clear, and I have various ideas, but I don't know if they're right. The headside - perhaps a Cluny style headside? Diamonds? Then a row of not quite diamonds because they've missing the points... But what really worries me is the difference between the ground on the right, and whatever is round the "diamonds". And is it a Bucks Point style grid, or a Torchon grid? That might provide a clue... Any possible designs would be welcome.
Yes. And honeycomb units and a small diamond in cloth stitch are interchangeable, in structural terms. Another solution would be, moving from right to left -- point ground, cloth diamond, honeycomb unit, cloth diamond, point ground.