Limerick lace is a hybrid lace of embroidered needle lace or crocheted lace on a machine made net base.
It is a ‘mixed lace’ rather than a ‘true lace’, which would be entirely hand made. Limerick lace comes in two forms: tambour lace, which is made by stretching a net over a frame like a tambourine and drawing threads through it with a hook, and needlerun lace, which is made by using a needle to embroider on a net background.
No. 8 ~ LIMERICK LACE – Lily & White Rose