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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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Discussion Forum

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 Lorelei Halley Administrator on September 9, 2013 at 4:36pm

Here is a site with the various parts of Carrickmacross explained.

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

Comment by Lynette Hale on January 25, 2012 at 9:51pm

Thanks Liz, I knew that I could colour the fan the way you described but I wanted to "shade" the colours more & the pencils do that. Hope you are Well?

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on January 25, 2012 at 8:21pm

The fan in beautiful, Lynette - like all your other work!

I coloured my Carrickamcross lace by weaving embroidery floss through the net holes on the back. It gives a sort of shadow work look!  I have decided it is better to do that step (colour weaving) before trimming away the excess fabric on the right side, as I think it pulled away somewhere as I was working. One lives and learns!!!

Comment by Lynette Hale on January 25, 2012 at 5:09pm

I stitched the flowers in the usual way on the fan itself then made the "raised" flowers later & stitched them on to give the third dimentional effect. I coloured them by using watered down ink pencils then ironed the fan on the back afterwards to make the ink permanent. Hope this helps?

Comment by Sue M Harvey on January 25, 2012 at 4:38pm

Lynette, are the flowers on your fan made separately and stitched on after?- I have never thought about doing it that way before but will have to try to incorporate it into my next piece if possible.

 

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