Irish Crochet      

Crochet lace is worked with a very small fine steel hook with a handle of bone, cork or wood. The best crochet lace is always very firmly and evenly worked. Numerous spriggs representing leaves, flowers, etc are worked over a foundation cord. These solid pieces are arranged and firmly tacked on to a foundation pattern. The spaces between the spriggs are then joined by crochet bars. The complete piece of lace is then finished off with one of the edgings characteristic of Irish Crochet Lace. In working the spriggs the cord padding is an important factor as its tightness or slackness allows stems or leaves of the various designs to be artistically curved in any desired direction.

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