Weir, Margaret McArthur (1809-1895)

Margaret McArthur Weir, 1809-1895. Margaret McArthur Weir, 1809-1895.

Margaret McArthur Weir was a lace maker who lived near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She had learnt making tambour lace in Scotland and brought this skill with her to Canada. She made and taught this form of lace in the Hamilton region, hence its name Hamilton lace.

Examples of Margaret Weir's work can be found in the St. Mary's Museum, St. Mary, Ontario, and were on display there in an exhibition called 'Amazing Lace' (2007).

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1988). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd., p. 78.

Digital source (retrieved 6 May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9 July 2016).


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