et cetera | limerick lace

limerick lace is regarded as one of the greatest craft industries in irish history and is among the most famous and beautiful laces in the world.
it is a specific class of lace which evolved from the invention of machine made net in 1808. it is a form of hand embroidery on machine made net and is a 'mixed lace' rather than a ‘true lace’, which is entirely handmade. limerick lace comes in two forms: tambour lace is made by stretching a net over a circular frame like a tambourine and drawing threads through it with a hook and needle-run lace is made by using a needle to embroider on a net background.

mrs collins making limerick lace. 1936. photo by veronica rowe currently exhibiting in fablab, school of architecture, university of limerick. 

mrs collins making limerick lace. 1936. photo by veronica rowe currently exhibiting in fablab, school of architecture, university of limerick. 

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