Although none of the following items were actually produced in Ireland, they all share a common thread --the are ornamented with Irish crochet.
During the 1930s, mass-produced Irish crochet appeared on the market from China and was used to trim dresses and undergarments.
Here are just a few of the Irish crocheted garments in our collection!
Pat Earnshaw, A Dictionary of Lace (Aylesbury, UK: Shire Publications, LTD, 1982)
Clara M. Blum, Old World Lace: Or, A Guide for the Lace Lover (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1920)
Corset Cover, 1913-1920.
Hand sewn corset cover embellished with Irish crochet.