Mirecourt Bobbin Lace

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Mirecourt Bobbin Lace

Mirecourt is a part lace, usually fairly coarse in scale, often using a thick gimp worked so that it is more prominent on the front side.  It is described sometimes as the French version of Bruges Bloomwork

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Comment by Administrator on May 18, 2016 at 10:27pm

The lace maker will eventually post a photo of the finished piece, when she gets there. I'll keep a lookout for it.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on May 18, 2016 at 10:12pm

What a pretty colour the lace is, - and Oh! those beautiful tallies!!!!!!!

that looks like a very nice design. I wish we could see the finished piece ( the first link below.)

I worked a Mirecourt design in Needlelace once!!  Worked quite well, I thought!  It was for an IOLI convention theme, - Was it Portland year?  I made it in deep blue, with gold fillings - "All that's golden". I got permission from the writer of the Bulletin article to copy a photo of a piece she wrote about!

Comment by Administrator on May 8, 2016 at 4:51pm

There was a Couvige at Mirecourt in France recently. Among the photos was this one. I post the link because we see very little of this type. It is similar in technique to Bruges Bloomwork, perhaps not quite as coarse in scale. But much larger in scale that Duchesse, and without the raised work.  Also notice that there are no pinholes. The lacemaker estimates where to put the pins, as in Duchesse and Withof.

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13118836_1160522033980242_74...

To see the entire album, look here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/171837819644249/548509471977080/?no...

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on December 13, 2013 at 4:32pm

There is a book about half way down with the Mirecourt lace and many many other lace books too!

http://www.lacysusan.com/books1/

Comment by Administrator on November 29, 2013 at 5:20pm

I just found that Holly VanSciver has it (an American supplier -- less shipping).

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on November 29, 2013 at 3:23pm

http://www.barbara-fay.de/j2/index.php/en/component/virtuemart/bobb...

Another source for that book you are interested in Lorelie.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on November 29, 2013 at 3:19pm

http://www.minnlacesociety.org/IOLI/photos/mirecourt1.jpg

I really like the veriety of stitches in this piece, it has come from a site from someone whom teaches Mirecourt lace.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on November 29, 2013 at 3:15pm

http://www.marlamallett.com/l-bob-2.htm

A small example of Mirecourt lace and a gorgouse piece of Silk Maltese lace, reminds me of  Gross point needle lace.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on November 29, 2013 at 3:10pm

Oh boy I really love the round mat and fragments.

Ok so Mirecourt lace can be any kind of lace, but the corded lace I like has been identified as Mirecourt lace, perhaps i will 'google' Mirecourt lace and see what i come up with, it sort of looks like a cross between Bucks point and a certianolder type of Le Puy to me. No wonder i love it.

Comment by Deborah Beever on February 2, 2012 at 3:18pm

Lace has been made in the small French town of Mirecourt since the 16th century.  While many differering laces have been made in this locale (point ground, guipure, Cluny, tape laces) over the centuries, the corded lace shown in the examples has come to be identified as Mirecourt Lace.  

 

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