Irish Crochet

Example of mid-19th century Irish crochet lace. Example of mid-19th century Irish crochet lace.

Irish crochet or Irish crochet lace was developed in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. It imitates Venetian point laces. It includes separately crocheted motifs, which are brought together and provisionally basted to a ground before being joined with chains and picots, after which the ground is removed.

Irish crochet is worked with a very fine crochet hook and a fine crochet cotton or linen thread. Rosslea lace and Clones lace are forms of Irish crochet lace. Some forms of Irish crochet lace are still being produced, or are even actively being promoted. It is being used, together with other forms of Irish lace, for the traditional Irish dance costume.

Irish lace is also produced in India, in the village of Narsapur, and was introduced by Irish missionaries

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