Sol or Ruedas Lace (2010-019 Tb8)

Sol or Ruedas Lace-
30 inches square
(Wiggins Collection, Lowndes County Historical Museum)

This small tablecloth employs a type of needle lace called Sol or Ruedas Lace.This type of lace is worked by drawing out some of the threads in the weft and warp (within the design area) and then pulling the remainder of the threads together to make the distinctive circular forms on spokes of the threads. Mrs J.T. Mathis was the first owner of the tablecloth which was passed down to the grandson, John Wiggins and used by his wife Mrs. Jackie Wiggins until she donated it to the museum in 2010. This intricate work is currently on display in the museum’s Handmade Lace Exhibit.