Dressing Table Set, Hairpin Lace Crochet, Pale Pink Cotton; Hall, Lorraine; 1950...


Dressing Table Set, Hairpin Lace Crochet, Pale Pink Cotton

About this object

This is a pale pink handmade dressing table set consisting of four pieces.. We believe it was made using the hairpin lace technique, using a crochet hook and a small hairpin lace loom.

Hairpin lace is formed by wrapping yarn around the prongs of the loom to form loops, which are held together by a row of crochet stitches worked in the centre. The technique was very popular for a range of handicrafts in the 1950s.

The set is now faded from the original pale pink colour shown on the reverse, and most likely the dressing table was positioned in the sun.


Hall, Lorraine

Maker Role

Needle worker

Date Made




Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Edendale

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, cotton
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic, rayon


d 240 mm x 2
d 190 mm x 2

Subject and Association Keywords

Textiles (not clothes)

Subject and Association Keywords

Art and Design

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Object number


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