A Family Tradition

May 2014
Piecework;May/Jun2014, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses the history of Irish crochet lace that comes from the town of Clones, Ireland. Topics discussed include the development of the lace as a result of the Great Famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849, the use of the lace in the creation of christening gowns and clothes, and the creation of the Clones Lace Guild workers' cooperative.


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