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2011/44/3 Doily, knitted lace, cotton, maker unknown, place of production unknown, 1953-2001. Click to enlarge.

Knitted lace doily

  • 1953-2001
This delicate knitted lace doily forms part of an extensive collection of textiles, dress and needlework assembled from 1953 to 2001 by Mrs Helen McLeod Crocker, traveller and collector. Almost thirty countries are represented in the collection. These include Afghanistan, Australia, Bali, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Central Asia, China, Europe, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Lao, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Salvador, Somalia, South …


Object No.


Object Statement

Doily, knitted lace, cotton, maker unknown, place of production unknown, 1953-2001

Physical Description

Doily, knitted lace, cotton, maker and place unknown, 1953-2001

Circular lace doily knitted in a traditional star flower design with a chain crochet edge.


No marks.



270 mm



  • 1953-2001


This doily was produced between 1953-2001.

The doily is of knitted lace which gives it a delicate and transparent quality. It was worked from the central point outwards, forming a large flower form with eight shaped petals and openwork filling the space between and around them. The doily is bordered with two rows of crocheted chain stitch forming a lacy openwork edging. The doily sits flat, indicating the skill of the maker.



This knitted lace doily was collected by Mrs Helen Crocker during her travels throughout Europe between 1953 and 2001.


Credit Line

Gift of Peter Crocker, 2011

Acquisition Date

11 July 2011

Cite this Object


Knitted lace doily 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2021, <>


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