fashion, craft, vintage, design

Carrickmacross

Carrickmacross  is a beautiful Irish form of lace which is made by darning into net fabric. The darning creates opaque areas against the transparency of the net. I have been playing around with this idea in a much less intricate and  (skilled) way. There are lots of possibilities with this technique…for this veil I overlaid lines of hand stitching along the edge with an occasional crystal bead. Then I roughly snipped the raw edge below it.

a sprinkling of crystals along the edge gave this wisp of a veil the weight it needed

There are some great websites that specialise in information on this beautiful fabric.

http://lace.lacefairy.com

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