This lace design was inspired by Italian applique lace, brought to Ireland by Mrs. Grey Porter of Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, when she returned from her continental honeymoon in 1816. She created an individual style and established a lace-making cottage industry, founding a school of lacemakers to create gainful work for women. In this, fine examples of both varieties (Applique and Guipure) of Carrickmacross Lace are illustrated, and a practical section explains the stitches and procedures used with full-sized patterns drawn from historic examples.
Publisher: Colin Smythe Ltd ISBN: 9780851054360 Number of pages: 64 Weight: 272 g Dimensions: 290 x 220 x 6 mm Edition: New edition
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect.
Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
This item can be requested from the shops shown below. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby, add the item to your basket instead and select 'Deliver to my local shop' at the checkout, to be able to collect it from there at a later date.
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at