OBJECT: 2006.0021 Alb made by Good Shepherd Convent.
DESCRIPTION: Belfast linen top with Limerick Lace fall.
PATTERN: Chalice with sunburst over it. Vine leaves with Grapes. Cross with Sheaves of wheat. Casket at the end with various stitches.
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Needlerun on diamond net with pearl edging. All filling stitches are done using double thread.
FIBRE: Belfast linen with Diamond net. Cotton net using cotton thread.
SIZE: Body Circumference 216 cm x 33 cm deep. Lace sleeve circumference 68 cm x 29 cm deep.
COMMENTS: Good condition – it has gone off-white with age. Several brown stains on the linen. Label: “Made by Good Shepard Convent Limerick”
DATE: 1925 – 1975
GIFT OF: Not known.
STORED: Archival Box H
No workshop photos available.
REPACKED 14th March 2019: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1779
LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/53229