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A Delicate Irish Crocheted Pincushion

Project Type Other
Categories Crochet, Lace
Author Linda Ligon
Format Project/Pattern

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Irish crocheted lace at its simplest: a rose medallion surrounded by a delicate network of chain stitch and picots, embellished with appliquéd leaves. Work such as this was produced in sweatshops, cottages, and genteel parlors for a half-century and more. It was used for trim on corset covers and other unmentionables as well as for bedspreads, ball gowns, and banquet cloths. Countless antimacassars and doilies depended on the simple stitches of Irish crocheted lace; they became an emblem of a whole era of interior decoration.

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