No. 4. Borders for Trimming Dresses

From A Renascence of the Irish Art of Lace-making by A.S.C.

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The extremely delicate texture of the third specimen in this plate is remarkable. The laces are all of needlepoint lace; but in this third specimen we have certainly more than a mere revival of the filmy needlepoint laces, made at Venice and Brussels towards the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries. All these specimens were worked by needlepoint lace-makers under the supervision of the nuns of the Presentation Convent at Youghal, Co. Cork.

The designs for the two upper borders, in which the celebrated ground à brides picotées plays an important part, were made by Miss Julyan, of the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, those for the two lower ones were made by Mr. Michael Hayes, of Limerick and London.

borders for trimming dresses

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