TITLE

The Story of Carrickmacross IRISH LACE

AUTHOR(S)
EURELL, JO ANN; SHIELDS, MARY
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Piecework;May/Jun2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of Carrickmacross lace. Irishwoman Margaret Porter bought local embroidered lace in Italy in the early 19th century and started teaching girls in her parish in Ireland to process cut fabric appliqué with embroidery and needlepoint stitches in imitation of the Italian lace. The Reed sisters of Ireland established schools to teach the local women how to make lace. The promotion of lacemaking helped relieve poverty in Ireland during the Great Famine of the 1840s.
ACCESSION #
60612540

 

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