Classic laces

Lace masterpiece on BBC

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I've ben browsing through channels and popped into a show on BBC, that had a real irish crochet lace masterpiece

Unfortunatly you can only watch it in UK on the BBC site  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/p00zjmzf/, but I has som screenshots, that are just stunning. The most amaising thing about this table cloth is that consists of 40 elements and do not repeat!!!! 5 rows, 8 columns make a piece of cloth of 104х64 centimeters. All the floral elements are fittet into octagons and joined with celtic knots

The owners suspect that this masterpiece was made by nuns and then presented to Queen Mother. Later she sent it to charity needs where the original cloth was decreased and some elements have been removed. The leftover had then worked with trimming that contain classic flat motifs and filling that required less experience.  
And as I mentioned earlir, there is no even one repeating element in the main part of the cloth. Each octagon is a mini panno measured 12 cm, and it containg 1 flower and three leaves. The reality of these elements is amasing. I.e on this area you can see a wheat and a carnation flowers

Oak branch looks like real and done with an exact precise

Lily of the valley. Think about the thread size, if the photo is almost the real size and each flower has at least 25-30 double crochet stitches in a row.

white bindweed

Hyacinth. This precisness in details is specific for Madame Harouine patterns and some can actually be found in it

Grape and daisies

This looks like some sort of daisy

Peonies and hyacinth

Dandelions and aster

another verstion of peonies and grapes. 

Just spotted fucshia, carnation, dandelions, ivy, bindweed, buttercup and gigantic narcissus

 

 

Алёна Салимова

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