by Barbara Ballantyne
Irish crochet techniques were adopted in Austria and France, on a large scale, early in the twentieth century. As an attractive lace, it suited the showy fashions of the day and, with many European woman already able to crochet and in a good position to learn the more advanced Irish crochet techniques that had been developed, large amounts were soon being made in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in France.
The author has meticulously researched the literature and examined work from museums and private collections, including her own, to produce a detailed study of lace produced in the Irish crochet style in these countries and the differences in style and technique that developed. Twenty-five laces are presented, studied and illustrated in detail to illustrate theses styles and techniques.
As usual with this author, the book is copiously illustrated and meticulously presented.
The thorough endnotes and appendices provide much detail on the techniques used, references and bibliography