Embroidered lace

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Description

A lace made by embroidering a design on its original base structure of lace, net, or gauze. Limerick lace is a machine embroidered lace first made in Ireland in 1829.

Synonyms and Related Terms

embroidered net; Limerick lace; encaje bordado (Esp.); geborduurd kant (Ned)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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