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May 24, 2018

This lace wedding dress is made using the Irish crochet technique. It was worn by a - now unknown bride - around 1870 in England.

Irish crochet lace was a style of Irish lace which is not considered a "true" lace as it's worked with a hook instead of a needle or bobbin...

May 9, 2018

This background netting appears in an Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont.
Few month ago I was asked to help to crochet this netting.
The netting itself is not difficult, but it is very intricate, and even I have this book for a long time, I didn’t think o...

January 16, 2018

This amazing lace dress belongs to Italian designer Laura Biagiotti. The black dress inspired so many artisans in Russia that you could see this dress made and remade many many times with little not at all credit given to this talented designer. Great inspiration for t...

December 29, 2017

Sometimes we think of Irish Crochet Lace in terms of “old”, “antique”, “looks like something only a grandma will wear”, .... but look at this. You can add lace to your modern outfit and it will look fabulous.  

Collection of lace by Jean Paul Gaultier, Spring 2017. 

August 17, 2017

Irish Crochet Lab started a set of lessons with this amazing book. It is one of the antique books on how to make Irish crochet lace. 

Book consists of beautiful motifs, big collection of background netting patterns, and amazing projects.