No. 11. Scarf of Limerick Run Lace

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

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The Limerick run lace is of lighter effect than the tambour work. It is a descendant of the running or darning on net or meshed grounds, which had so much success in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, when the meshes of the net were square in shape. At that time Italy and France produced great quantities of the work, known as Punto á Maglia and Lassis, from designs by F. Vinciolo, a pattern-maker who published many pattern books in both countries. In the latter he held the appointment of designer for Queen Catherine de Medicis.

The scarf here shown was designed by Mrs. R. Vere O'Brien, of Limerick, and worked by the lace-makers under her direction.

scarf of limerick run lace

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