• Dress Covering

    Lace Dress Covering
    Dress Covering

    OBJECT: Dress Covering – Awaiting ID
    DESCRIPTION: Diamond net. Carrickmacross style using muslin appliqué. Also incorporating muslin tape lace. Some damage, yellow staining in centre, quite a bit of staining (possibly smoke damage).
    PATTERN: Floral bouquet filling each corner. Floral tape-work along border. With a shower of appliquéd floral details throughout the piece.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Tape work/ Appliqué/Couching buttonhole stitch.
    FIBRE: Cotton on silk diamond net. Muslin and muslin tape appliqué.
    SIZE: Depth 171cm x Width 168cm. CIRCA: 1878.
    COMMENTS: Stitches not familiar to Limerick Lace. We think it is not Irish lace.
    STORED: Shelf.

    Dress Covering
    Lace dress covering – tape work
    Lace tape work
    Lace tape work

    REPACKED 5th July 2018: http://limericklace.ie/?s=5th+July

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: Awaiting ID

  • Limerick Lace Stole

    Limerick lace stole
    Limerick lace stole

    OBJECT: 1979.0018 – Limerick lace stole.
    DESCRIPTION: Stole with pattern at top and bottom.
    PATTERN: Hexagon net, Scalloped edge. Three rows of tambour stitch along outline of stole. Outline of flowers done in Tambour. Pattern at both ends. Heavy darn and few filling stitches.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Heavy darn, Filling stitches, Scalloped edging. Limerick Lace.
    FIBRE: Cotton thread used on cotton hexagon net.
    SIZE: Depth 280cm x Width 54cm.
    DATE: 1878.
    COMMENTS: Quite a bit of damage. It looks like moth eaten because the tears seem to be aligned. Repair attempts.
    GIFT OF: Good Shepard Convent.
    STORED: Archival Box B.

    Limerick lace stole
    Limerick lace stole
    Limerick lace stole - detail
    Limerick Lace Stole detail

    REPACKED 5th July 2018: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1201

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/5846

  • Stole (Blond work)

    Stole - Blond Work
    Stole – Blond Work

    OBJECT: 2005.0072 – Stole.
    DESCRIPTION: Limerick lace. Blonde work. Designed and made by Eileen O’Donohue of the Limerick Lace School.
    PATTERN: Eastern style pattern with diamond zigzag border followed by flower and leaf border at the two ends. The centre has a scattering of single flowers with leaves. Crochet edges and fringed at both ends.
    STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Limerick Lace & crocheted fringe.
    FIBRE: Raw Silk threads, possibly silk net. SIZE: Height 284 cm cm x Width 58 cm.
    DATE: 1900 – 1915.
    COMMENTS: Soiled – two or three patches, not rust.
    STORED: Archival Box B

    Stole - Blond Work
    Stole – Blond Work
    Stole - Blond Work
    Stole – Blond Work
    Stole - Blond Work
    Stole – Blond Work

    REPACKED 5th July 2018: http://limericklace.ie/?p=1201

    LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: http://museum.limerick.ie/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/46254