My background in textiles and love antique materials has been reflected in this collection. Irish Floral Lace was inspired by the many repeat patterns and shapes involved in the manufacture of antique Irish crochet lace
This was a source of revenue and a popular past-time in the famine years of the 19th century in Ireland and is highly collectible today. This type of lace is characterised by separately crocheted motifs, which were later assembled into a mesh background. Other types of Irish crochet include Rosslea and Clones lace.