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Carrickmacross Wedding Handkerchief

Tutor Annette Meldrum
Duration 2 days
Dates Saturday 12 and Sun 13 August 2017
Fees Members $145 | Non-Members $180
Fees Due By 12 Jul 2017
Venue Concord RSL Club


Carrickmacross Lace is one of the Irish embroidered laces that was developed at the time of the Potato Famine. It involves appliqueing cotton organdie onto machine made net and includes decorative needle lace filling stitches. The little circles (twirling) around the outline is a defining characteristic of this lace. The ‘guipure’ cut out section in the corner is a feature, and is achieved by linking areas of the pattern with needle lace picoted bars thus creating a very intricate design of open work.

The lace is decoratively attached to a centre of handkerchief linen.    Size: 24 cm square



Enrol in this Workshop

You can book a place in this workshop by contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some workshops will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.