Irish Crochet and Crochetted Lace

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Irish Crochet and Crochetted Lace

Irish crochet is made with a typical crochet hook, but always includes shaped motifs and may have some raised cords or layered bits.  It is usually held together with a chain stitch mesh with picot loops decorating the chains.  The group includes other forms of crochetted lace.

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Plain non-Irish lace crochet 3 Replies

I'm talking about doilies here, and pillowcase and hankie edgings, and all the kind of lacy thread crochet there is. Is it acceptable to discuss it in this group despite its lack of sophistication?…Continue

Started by Claudia Crowley. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator Mar 14.

Bebe Irish Crochet

I have done only the simplest "Irish" crochet except for one project I can't find the components of any more, which had a variety of roses and leaves connected by a ground with picots. I ran aground,…Continue

Started by Claudia Crowley Mar 11.

More Modern Irish Crochet... 19 Replies

I've been away from doing crochet for quite a long time, but now I have this book called 'The Go-To Book for Irish Crochet Motifs and I'm interested again.  This is something I would like as I think…Continue

Tags: Irish Crochet

Started by Barbara Gordon. Last reply by Barbara Gordon Aug 14, 2017.

Hello 4 Replies

Hi, my name is Megan, and I have started out learning Irish Crochet very recently. I am fascinated by the art, and have been studying Russian work, training my mind and eyes with a goal of creating a…Continue

Started by Megan Stimpson. Last reply by Megan Stimpson Aug 14, 2017.

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Comment by Mary Schaefer on July 12, 2021 at 6:38am

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for your information. As for what I want to do with them, first I wanted to learn more about them, which this site has done, second I want to give them to people who would appreciate them. We have a big museum here in Wilmington, Delaware for decorative arts, I was thinking of donating them there. Now, thanks to this website, I have the vocabulary to describe the lace.

Comment by Jenny on July 10, 2021 at 4:55pm

Hi Mary,

Most of the pieces are crocheted, though there are two pieces of filet. Pieces  4 and 11. 

Crochet is done with a hook, while filet is done with a needle. 

The filet begins with a square mesh then sections are woven or embroidered with a needle. 

What you do with them is up to you. I’m in Australia and pieces like these sell in Op Shops and charity shops very cheaply. 
They will be made from cotton, and can be dyed to do something else with if that’s an option. 

Comment by Mary Schaefer on July 10, 2021 at 8:50am

Can anyone help me out? I have inherited lace from my Mother, Aunt, and Grandmother. I don't know how to describe it, other than "lace". My grandparents were from Ireland. The group for Identification has told me that these pieces are crochet. 

I have no children so would like to see these pieces preserved for people who would enjoy them. I certainly enjoy them, even knowing nothing about them. 

We live in Dover, Delaware, which is about an hour away from Winterthur, a museum for decorative arts and a school for restoration. I was thinking of donating them there but don't know where to begin or even describe the pieces. Are they even worth it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mary

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Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on March 14, 2021 at 4:40pm

Ravelry is an online group dedicated only to knitting and crochet. There are some minor groups for other things. It is free to join. You might check it out.

https://www.ravelry.com/account/login

Comment by Jenny on November 17, 2016 at 7:41pm

Thanks Loreli, I have liked the page so hopefully it will show in FB feed

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on November 17, 2016 at 5:25pm

A facebook page with albums of Irish crochet, showing sequential photos of working some motifs. Might be useful as a learning tool.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/irishcrochetlab/photos/?ref=page_internal

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on May 4, 2016 at 5:38pm

Some crochetted leaves and flowers, with diagrams, including something like a maple leaf.

https://www.facebook.com/loveJVH/photos/?tab=album&album_id=309...

Comment by Devon Thein on January 14, 2016 at 3:30pm

There are still a couple of seats left in Maire Treanor's Clones Irish crochet class at the Winter Lace Conference, Feb 13-15 in Costa Mesa, CA. All are welcome. There is a little feature about Clones Lace and Maire Treanor on the International Organization of Lace's Facebook page. You can find details about the Winter Lace Conference and registration materials at this place:

http://www.hedgehoglacers.org/events/WinterLace_2016.pdf

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on January 14, 2016 at 3:09pm

A woman, Lusine Vrachkov, posted some photos of her recent Irish crochet work. I have it on one of my pinboards.

https://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/irish-crochet/

Comment by Barbara Gordon on December 1, 2015 at 9:52pm

I've been checking into all that has been posted about about Irish Crochet.  Some very beautiful work has been done out there.  

Sorry I haven't posted more sooner, but I just got done fighting the 'Hives' for over three weeks.  Finally gone, but still don't know what caused them..

I'll keep checking all the is posted about this beautiful form of lace making.

 
 
 

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