Friday, August 23, 2013

Brides Blue Garter

Thomas Wilson Lace & Co., Inc. New York, NY, was producing fine lace as early as 1902 and perhaps earlier. Known for it's lingerie lace, Warner Brothers Company was one of it's important clients. After a dispute over infringement of it's 1964 copyright on a pansy lace design first embodied in an elastic "spandex" and later a rigid nylon fiber, and a labor dispute in 1971, the company dissolved in 1986.

Wilson Maid Lace

This 1950's insert for packaged lace from Thomas Wilson & CO., Inc. Wilson Maid Laces, includes instructions to make a Brides Blue Garter. Click to download instructions here.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! A handmade garter would be a much nicer keepsake than a store-bought model.