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Needlecraft Practical Journal #21 c.1902 - Irish Crochet Lace
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15 Pages. This book is the first of a series of four books on the subject of Irish Crochet Lace. This beautiful work is made by crocheting tiny, tightly formed stitches into endless delightful designs. Some designs in this edition include flowers, shamrocks, a vine and grapes and even a pomegranate sprig. Finished designs include edgings, a large Irish Lace collar and a smaller collar band. Delightful work! This book contains instruction in the fine art of Irish Crochet Lace. This technique was developed in the 1840's by Mlle Riiego de la Blanchardiere, who discovered that a particular kind of Spanish Needlepoint lace could be effectively copied in crochet. This work was later taught in Ireland after the distress of the Potato Famine as a means of creating a cottage industry for this country in distress. This book was published over a century ago by the Manchester School of Embroidery, and it is the first of four books published on the subject.

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