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Carrickmacross Lace

Carrickmacross originated in Ireland in the 19th century and involves fine cotton fabric appliqued onto machine made net, with embroidery and couching added.

The logo is a piece by Lynette Hale of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Books and Online Resources

The Lace Guild has just posted links to pdf files of Carrickmacross lace lessons published in their magazine.  The files are downloadable.

http://www.laceguild.org/museum/archive.html 

BOOKS 

Nellie O Cleirigh CARRICKMACROSS LACE, IRISH EMBROIDERED NET LACE, 1985. (Haven't seen it myself.)

Carrickmacross Lace: From Beginner to Expert by Mollie Butler and Alexandra Trubshaw (Jun 1991).  Clear instructions.

Mary Shields   Lasadoireacht: Practical Workbook for Carrickmacross Lace parts 1 & 2  (Jul 1992)

Needlecraft Practical Journal #28 c.1903 - Carrickmacross Lace by Manchester School of Embroidery (2008)

Kits:

http://www.berlinembroidery.com/carrickmacrosslace.htm#quail

review of a Carrickmacross kit: http://www.needlenthread.com/2013/04/learn-carrickmacross-lace-a-kit-review.html

Websites:

Someone doing modern work:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martha-Hughes-3D-Carrickmacross-Lace/187026064716529

Patterns:

http://www.internationaloldlacers.org/MarionJonesPOM/Jonespattern.jpg 

http://www.internationaloldlacers.org/MarionJonesPOM/Jonesfan.jpg 

Don't know accuracy: http://thelacegallery.com/history/carrickmacross-lace/ 

Photos:

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Net sources 4 Replies

Is the polyester hexagon netting available here in the US?  I know Holly VanSciver carries the cotton netting. Continue

Started by Ruth Kurz. Last reply by Lynette Hale May 27, 2012.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on July 25, 2015 at 9:48pm

Ann, see if you can contact Mary Shields directly. I am sure she would help you out. she is a lovely lady, - lives in Ireland, I think  Ask around  to see if anyone has a contact for her, and they can pass on your contact details to Mary. Or google her, as she might have a blog site, or something..

Comment by Celtic Dream Weaver on July 24, 2015 at 8:41pm

I would like to know about the polyester hexagon net too. Please let me know if you find any

Comment by Ann Sutton on March 16, 2014 at 9:45am

Some years ago I bought a pattern from Mary Shields at a Knitting and Stitching Show. I also bought both of Mary's books. The pattern is a treble clef on some music bars intertwined with vine leaves. Mary had a completed design framed on the wall. I have almost completed the work but unfortunately have lost the chart. Can anybody suggest where I might find another chart please? Ann Sutton

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on February 27, 2014 at 8:45pm

Thanks for those links, Lorelei. some lovely lace there, - and so nice to see the close-ups, too.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on February 27, 2014 at 2:40pm

I just spent some time doing a google search on "Carrickmacross lace", and have posted links above, under 'PHOTOS'.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 8, 2013 at 2:50pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on November 3, 2013 at 12:19am

Liz and Lynette:  Thanks.

Comment by Lynette Hale on November 2, 2013 at 9:06pm

http://www.joscolace.com.au/

Click on the link above for Carrickmacross Lace books also try Amazon & Fishpond books. Good Luck!

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on November 2, 2013 at 8:58pm

Lasadoireacht: Practical Workbook for Carrickmacross Lace by Mary Shields There are 2 of these - parts 1 and 2 - I have them both, and the Nellie O Cleirigh book.  A4 size, soft cover, thin books, but with clear diagrams and instructions and lots of patterns.  Very good books and I learned from Mary's 2 books..

Nellie's book has some history to start with, too.  If you are interested in starting this type of lace - then treat yourself to these  books!  You won't go wrong.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on November 2, 2013 at 6:14pm

I have just added some books to the Carrickmacross book list, that I found in a search.  I haven't seen any of them, so can't comment.  Most are probably out-of-print.

 

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