Category Archives: lace

Something Very Different From The New York Shoddy

-> New information added at bottom of post! <- It was this very interesting blog post (“Clothing the Confederacy: Taits of Limerick”) from the fantastic site Irish in the American Civil War that alerted me to the existence of Tait jackets. … Continue reading

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One Stiff Gown For Sunday

In 1765, Lady Arabella Denny founded the first Magdalen Asylum in Ireland, for Protestant ‘fallen women and penitent prostitutes’ in Lower Leeson Street in Dublin. A year previous to this she had been awarded the Freedom of the City of … Continue reading

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A Revival Every Generation

(Irish crochet lace from the 19th century.) (Venetian needlepoint lace from the 17th century.) In the last post, while comparing Micks’ account of the need for a craft regeneration project in around 1900, with the ICA’s similar project in around … Continue reading

Posted in carrickmacross lace, clones lace, craft regeneration projects, crafts council of ireland, crochet, irish countrywomen's association, lace, limerick lace, rosslea lace, youghal lace | Tagged | 1 Comment