Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1919 POR - Lace Maker Badge


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as:- Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussel's point, filet, point ground, Carrick-macross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly, and do one of the following sections, using flax, not cotton thread:-

1) Bobbin or pillow lace; be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace; be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace; know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or; as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net; (Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.).  Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or spriggs applied (the spriggs to be self-made).

6) Crochet; be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

7) Knitted lace; be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

9) Netting lace; work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Lace Maker Badge

A Guide must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, point ground, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly, and do one of the following sections, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" whith at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Tatting lace: to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lave, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1921 POR - Lace Maker Badge


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: touchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, point ground, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly, and do one of the following sections, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" whith at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Tatting lace: to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lave, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1924 POR - Lace Maker Badge


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: touchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, point ground, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly, and do one of the following sections, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Tatting lace: to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lave, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Lace Maker Badge

Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Lace-Maker Badge

Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax (not cotton) thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Lacemaker

Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1930 POR - Lace Maker Badge


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1931 POR - Lace Maker Badge


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1932 POR - Lace Maker


Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion of several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Lacemaker Badge

Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion of several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1935 POR - Lace Maker


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage 30 pairs of bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; to know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1938 POR - Lace Maker


Must know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7-9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

1) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

2) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

3) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

4) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

5) Applique on net: (carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

6) Tatting lace; know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

7) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

8) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

9) Netting lace: work two doyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1939 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

3) Make lace according to one of the following sections 1-6, or two of the sections 7, 8. 9, using flax, not cotton thread: 

a) Bobbin or pillow lace: be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

b) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

c) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours, or, as an alternative, do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

e) Applique on net: (Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.): Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

f) Tatting lace; know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

g) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

h) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1943 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

3) Make a lace according to two of the sections; one to be chosen from clauses (a) to (e), and one from clauses (f) to (i).

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

(b) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

(c) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours; or do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net (Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.).  Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

(f) Tatting lace; know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

(g) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1947 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

3) Make a lace according to two of the sections; one to be chosen from clauses (a) to (e), and one from clauses (f) to (i).

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

(b) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

(c) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours; or do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net (Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.).  Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

(f) Tatting lace; know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

(g) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1950 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

3) Make a lace according to two of the sections; one to be chosen from clauses (a) to (e), and one from clauses (f) to (i).

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

(b) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

(c) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours; or do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net (Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.).  Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

(f) Tatting lace; know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

(g) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1953 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Know names of, and be able to describe, four kinds of lace, such as: Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend a piece of lace, real or imitation, very neatly.

3) Make a lace according to two of the sections; one to be chosen from clauses (a) to (e), and one from clauses (f) to (i).

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; be able to manage at least 36 bobbins and make five different stitches, and show specimens, including insertion and edging, made unaided.

(b) Needlepoint lace: be able to make eight varieties of stitches, including bars, picots, tulle.  Show a piece, the work being even and beautiful.

(c) Filet or darned net lace: be able to make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch and be able to work in several colours; or do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net (Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.).  Show a piece of work, in either style, with lawn or sprigs applied (the sprigs to be self-made).

(f) Tatting lace; know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace, and be able to manage three threads on separate shuttles at a time.

(g) Knitted lace: be able to copy a simple design or follow instructions both in edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: be able to copy a simple design from instruction or specimen; show insertion and edging and corner made unaided; one piece to contain Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1957 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Name and describe four kinds of lace, e.g. Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend, very neatly, a piece of real or imitation lace.

3) Pass one of the following clauses: 

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; manage at least 36 bobbins; make five different stitches; show specimens to include insertion and edging.

(b) Needlepoint lace: Make eight varieties of stitch, to include bars, picots, tulle.  

(c) Filet or darned net lace: Make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch.  Work in several colours; or do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net, e.g. Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.  Show a piece of work, including lawn or sprigs.

4) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Tatting lace; Know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace; manage three threads at a time on separate shuttles.

b) Knitted lace: Copy a simple design, or follow instructions, showing edging and insertion.

c) Crochet: Copy a simple design, or follow directions, showing insertion, edging, corner, and Irish rosettes.

d) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1960 POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Name and describe four different kinds of lace, e.g. Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend, very neatly, a piece of real or imitation lace.

3) Pass one of the following clauses: 

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; manage at least 36 bobbins; make five different stitches; show specimens to include insertion and edging.

(b) Needlepoint lace: Make eight varieties of stitch, to include bars, picots, tulle.  

(c) Filet or darned net lace: Make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch.  Work in several colours; or do a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net, e.g. Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.  Show a piece of work, including lawn or sprigs.

4) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Tatting lace; Know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace; manage three threads at a time on separate shuttles.

b) Knitted lace: Copy a simple design, or follow instructions, showing edging and insertion.

c) Crochet: Copy a simple design, or follow directions, showing insertion, edging, corner, and Irish rosettes.

d) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1961 (July) POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Name and describe four different kinds of lace, e.g. Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend, very neatly, a piece of real or imitation lace.

3) Pass one of the following clauses: 

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; manage at least 36 bobbins; make five different stitches; show specimens to include insertion and edging.

(b) Needlepoint lace: Make eight varieties of stitch, to include bars, picots, tulle.  

(c) Filet or darned net lace: Make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch.  Work in several colours; or Show a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net, e.g. Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.  Show a piece of work, including lawn or sprigs.

4) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Tatting lace; Know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace; manage three threads at a time on separate shuttles.

(g) Knitted lace: Copy a simple design, or follow instructions, showing edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: Copy a simple design, or follow directions, showing insertion, edging, corner, and Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1964 (March) POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Name and describe four different kinds of lace, e.g. Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend, very neatly, a piece of real or imitation lace.

3) Pass one of the following clauses: 

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; manage at least 36 bobbins; make five different stitches; show specimens to include insertion and edging.

(b) Needlepoint lace: Make eight varieties of stitch, to include bars, picots, tulle.  

(c) Filet or darned net lace: Make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch.  Work in several colours; or Show a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net, e.g. Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.  Show a piece of work, including lawn or sprigs.

4) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Tatting lace; Know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace; manage three threads at a time on separate shuttles.

(g) Knitted lace: Copy a simple design, or follow instructions, showing edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: Copy a simple design, or follow directions, showing insertion, edging, corner, and Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1965 (July) POR - Lace Maker Badge


1) Name and describe four different kinds of lace, e.g. Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend, very neatly, a piece of real or imitation lace.

3) Pass one of the following clauses: 

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; manage at least 36 bobbins; make five different stitches; show specimens to include insertion and edging.

(b) Needlepoint lace: Make eight varieties of stitch, to include bars, picots, tulle.  

(c) Filet or darned net lace: Make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the Tambour stitch.  Work in several colours; or Show a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net, e.g. Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.  Show a piece of work, including lawn or sprigs.

4) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Tatting lace; Know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace; manage three threads at a time on separate shuttles.

(g) Knitted lace: Copy a simple design, or follow instructions, showing edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: Copy a simple design, or follow directions, showing insertion, edging, corner, and Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1968 Guide Handbook - Lace Maker Badge


1) Name and describe four different kinds of lace, e.g. Torchon, Irish crochet, Brussels point, filet, ground point, Carickmacross, Milanese, etc.

2) Mend, very neatly, a piece of real or imitation lace.

3) Pass one of the following clauses: 

(a) Bobbin or pillow lace; manage at least 36 bobbins; make five different stitches; show specimens to include insertion and edging.

(b) Needlepoint lace: Make eight varieties of stitch, to include bars, picots, tulle.  

(c) Filet or darned net lace: Make own net and vary design.  Show insertion or several squares.

(d) Tambour lace: know the tambour stitch.  Work in several colours; or Show a piece of "needle run" with at least eight varieties of stitch in the net.

(e) Applique on net, e.g. Carrickmacross, applique Duchesse, etc.  Show a piece of work, including lawn or sprigs.

4) Pass one of the following clauses: 

a) Tatting lace; Know single and double-thread tatting, both for insertion and lace; manage three threads at a time on separate shuttles.

(g) Knitted lace: Copy a simple design, or follow instructions, showing edging and insertion.

(h) Crochet: Copy a simple design, or follow directions, showing insertion, edging, corner, and Irish rosettes.

(i) Netting lace: work two d'oyleys with varying widths of mesh and different designs, such as shell or pointed edges.

1973 Guide Handbook - Lace-Maker Badge


Syllabus available by writing to the Training Department at Commonwealth Headquarters.

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