• Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0619)

    ecclesiastical lace

    OBJECT: 2001.0619 Surplice. St. Mary’s.
    DESCRIPTION: Surplice with Limerick lace fringe and sleeve ends. Linen body with Limerick Lace drop.
    PATTERN: Chalice. I.H.S. Heart with Flowers. Border of flowers and leaves.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Ornate filling stitches. Pearl edging.
    FIBRE: Linen with cotton net. Cotton thread.
    SIZE: Circumference 230 cm x 31 cm deep. Sleeves: Circumference 82 cm x 26 cm deep.
    COMMENTS: There are a few repairs done in a darn stitch.
    GIFT OF: St. Mary’s Parish.
    STORED: Archival Box J

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    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/51522

  • Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0620)

    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0620)

    OBJECT: 2001.0620
    DESCRIPTION: Bodice with machine made lace on the edge of the neckline and front opening.
    PATTERN: Elaborate floral detail. Greek letters A & C. Sacred Heart. Sheaves of wheat. Vine leaves and grapes.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Numerous filling stitches. Casket above the flowers with a very good variety of filling stitches.
    FIBRE: Very fine linen.
    SIZE: Circumference 256 cm x 58 cm deep. Sleeves circumference 40 cm x 26 cm deep.
    COMMENTS: Beautiful arrangement of flowers on lower edge.
    GIFT OF: St. Mary’s Parish.
    STORED: Archival Box J

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    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0620)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0620)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0620)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0620)

    REPACKED 4th April 2019: http://limericklace.ie/?p=871

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/51523

  • Surplice – Presentation Convent

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    Surplice – Presentation Convent

    OBJECT: 2000.0098 Linen Surplice with Limerick Lace. St.Mary’s.
    DESCRIPTION: Surplice in linen with white embroidery around the neckline and at the top of the hem at end.
    DATE: 1910 – 1930.
    PATTERN: Fuchsia. Leaves. Vine Leaf and Grapes. IH.S. with a Cross.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Needlerun, with a variety of filling stitches. Scattered snowflakes or stars(?).
    FIBRE: Belfast Altar Linen. Diamond net.
    SIZE: Circumference 250 cm x 26 cm deep. Sleeves circumference 80 cm x 21 cm deep.
    COMMENTS: A few holes, not repaired. Sleeves are made up of three pieces of lace, not matching. The inside neck has “Presentation Limerick” in black ink on a sewn in label.
    GIFT OF: Presentation Convent Limerick.
    STORED: Archival Box I

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    Surplice – Presentation Convent
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    Surplice – Presentation Convent
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    Surplice – Presentation Convent
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    Surplice – Presentation Convent
    embroidery on linen
    Surplice – embroidery on linen

    REPACKED 4th April 2019: http://limericklace.ie/?p=871

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/23353

  • Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0618)

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    Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0618)

    OBJECT: 2001.0618 – Surplice with sleeve ends.
    DESCRIPTION: Lawn cotton. Diamond net on sleeve drop.
    PATTERN: Sheaves of Wheat. Chalice surmounted by a cross. Vine leaves. Grapes. Flower surmounted by candlestick of three arms. I.H.S.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Needlerun on diamond net. Outline worked in thicker thread. The filling stitches are worked with a double thread. Scalloped edge finished with pearl edging. Heavy darn. Cobweb stitch. Double whip.
    FIBRE: Lawn cotton. Diamond net.
    SIZE: Circumference 240 cm x 35 cm deep. Sleeve circumference 74 cm x 35 cm deep.
    COMMENTS: Neckline is soiled. Lace has numerous repairs. Some holes in the net not repaired.
    GIFT OF: St. Mary’s Parish.
    STORED: Archival Box I

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    Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0618)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0618)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0618)

    ecclesiastical lace
    Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0618)

    REPACKED 4th April 2019: http://limericklace.ie/?p=871

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/51521

  • 4th April 2019 – Conservation Session

    Limerick Museum & Friends of Lace
    Number of items repacked:
    5
    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0618)
    Surplice Presentation Convent
    Surplice St. Mary’s (2001.0620)
    Surplice – St. Mary’s (2001.0619)
    Alb St. Mary’s (2001.0621)
    Lace room 2019
    Lace Conservation

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  • Surplice made by Good Shepherd Convent.

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    Surplice made by Good Shepherd Convent

    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

  • Alb – Crochet Fall

    Alb – Crochet Fall
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb – Crochet Fall

    OBJECT: Alb – Crochet Fall
    DESCRIPTION: The crochet work is done in three sections – possibly machine done.
    PATTERN: I.H.S. and a Dove. A Cross in various designs. Scalloped end.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Chain stitch. Treble trebles. Finished off with doubles at the end.
    FIBRE: Belfast Altar Linen. Very fine fillet crochet. Cotton no 120 possibly used. Worked in three sections.
    SIZE: Circumference 260 cm x 73 cm.
    COMMENTS: Damage which has been repaired on linen. The crochet has quite a bit of damage which was repaired.
    GIFT OF: Not known.
    STORED: Archival Box G.

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    Alb – Crochet Fall
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb – Crochet Fall

    REPACKED 14th March 2019: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1779

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  • Alb (Little Convent of Mary)

    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)

    OBJECT: 2006.0022 – Alb
    DESCRIPTION: Alb, cotton. White cotton body with Limerick lace fringe around bottom of body. At the neck are two tapes of silk (?) to fasten the wide plunging V front. On the inside, just above the lace is an embroidered label, blue on white, Little Company of Mary.
    DATE: 1925 – 1975
    PATTERN: Fringe has wide but fairly open bottom border with foliate design. Rising above the border are alternating sacred hearts and IHS; above this again are two rows of foliage and grapes.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Heavy darn. Birds eye. Whip. Diamond run. A big selection of filling stitches. Double thread is used in some of the filling stitches.
    FIBRE: Lawn Cotton with silk net Limerick Lace.
    SIZE: 262 cm x 75 cm.
    COMMENTS: Very beautiful pattern. Lace is in very good condition.
    GIFT OF: Little Company of Mary. (?).
    STORED: Archival Box E

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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
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    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (Little Convent of Mary)

    REPACKED 14th March 2019: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1774

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/53228

  • Alb (2011.0004)

    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)

    OBJECT: 2011.0004 – Alb
    DESCRIPTION: Belfast Linen Alb with cotton net Limerick lace skirt .
    PATTERN: IH.S. Cross Arched motifs. Greek style Cross. Tambour spots. Cross over bow. Nice spray of flowers.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Tambour work on diamond net. Filling done with a finer thread. Possibly machine made.
    FIBRE: Belfast Linen with cotton net.
    SIZE: Circumference 263 cm x 71 cm drop.
    COMMENTS: Some holes with quite a big tear.
    DATE: 1930 – 1950
    GIFT OF: Not known.
    STORED: Archival Box F

    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)
    ecclesiastical lace
    Alb (2011.0004)

    REPACKED 28th February 2020: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1774

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/56205