domenica 29 maggio 2016

History of Irish crochet lace - Il Merletto d'Irlanda.



Passò alla storia come THE GREAT FAMINE - LA GRANDE CARESTIA e fu una delle piaghe più laceranti dell'intero periodo durante il quale regnò la regina Victoria, interessando la già da sempre provata Irlanda, annessa definitivamente nel 1800 con l'Act of Union al Regno Unito ...




... Molteplici furono le cause che inginocchiarono gli abitanti di questa verde terra tra il 1845 ed il 1846, ma quella che è da considerarsi scatenante fu la sfortunata apparizione di una patologia che interessò la coltura delle patate procurata da un fungo, la peronospora, che raggiunse il paese nell'autunno del 1845 distruggendo circa un terzo del raccolto della stagione e l'intero raccolto dell'anno successivo. 

L'isola d'Irlanda era al tempo ancora divisa tra proprietari terrieri e contadini e fortemente legata all'agricoltura e all'allevamento, traeva sostentamento principalmente dalle coltivazioni di patate, cereali e lino e dai numerosi allevamenti di bovini che davano latte, burro e formaggi, l'industrializzazione che dilagava in Inghilterra ancora non aveva raggiunto le sue verdi lande e fu anche questo, se vogliamo, uno dei motivi per cui fece molta fatica a superare questo momento difficile e a risollevare il capo.

I primi danni ai raccolti di patate da parte di un'infezione sconosciuta si ebbero nel 1844 sulla costa orientale degli Stati Uniti, mentre nell'agosto del 1845 vi furono le prime segnalazioni provenienti dall'isola di Wight; i primi resoconti del settembre del 1845 trasmisero un cauto ottimismo sulla diffusione del misterioso infestante che colpiva le patate, ma al momento del raccolto i dati rivelarono che le perdite erano ben più consistenti di quanto auspicato. 
Nella primavera del 1846 fra coloro che risultarono più colpiti dalla penuria di cibo cominciarono a manifestarsi i primi casi di "febbri", le cosiddette fevers, ossia il tifo e la febbre ricorrente, temutissime dalla popolazione poiché negli anni successivi divennero la principale causa di mortalità.



Jean-François Millet (1814–1875), è l'autore di questo dipinto ad olio datato 1861 circa. 
Esso è ora di proprietà del Museum of Fine Arts in Boston grazie ad un dono (1917) di Quincy Adams Shaw tramite Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., e Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton.



Nel 1845, a fronte del primo calo di produzione della patata vi fu un brusco aumento del flusso migratorio: spesso erano gli stessi proprietari terrieri ad incoraggiare i propri contadini a lasciare il paese, pagando loro la traversata, ma se la prima ondata migratoria era composta da persone in discrete condizioni fisiche e di salute a partire dal 1846 vi fu un esodo senza precedenti costituito da enormi masse di persone allo stremo delle forze che si riversarono su ogni possibile imbarcazione, dirette principalmente verso le colonie del Canada, le coste orientali degli Stati Uniti, in Gran Bretagna ed in Galles, portando con sé le malattie derivanti dalla denutrizione e scatenando epidemie nei luoghi di destinazione. 

Chi rimaneva in patria doveva ingegnarsi inventandosi un modo per procurasi il denaro necessario per sfamare le proprie famiglie e fu così che le donne, spronate dalle monache orsoline, con rudimentali uncinetti di legno



giunsero a dar vita ai capolavori che oggi conosciamo come Merletto d'Irlanda.

Fortemente influenzato dal merletto ad ago veneziano, il pizzo all'uncinetto irlandese vantava modelli personalizzati e custoditi gelosamente in seno ad ogni famiglia, tramandati scrupolosamente di generazione in generazione di modo che ogni ricamo potesse essere unico ed irripetibile per mano di altri. 



La popolarità del merletto d'Irlandese crebbe significativamente durante la seconda metà del 1800 raggiungendo l'apice della propria fama con la fine del XIX° secolo: dopo essere stato reso noto e venduto presso le famiglie aristocratiche inglesi esso divenne sinonimo di moda da che ne fu fatto dono alla regina Victoria ed ella non solo lo accettò, ma lo vestì immediatamente qualificando così i pizzi all'uncinetto provenienti dall'Irlanda come rifiniture decisamente in voga. 
La Regina del Popolo, inoltre, volle ella stessa imparare l'arte dell'uncinetto d'Irlanda e di sicuro un tale passatempo le fu di sollievo nei momenti di maggior tristezza dovuti alla precoce ed improvvisa perdita dell'amato consorte Prince Albert ( il suo decesso risale al 14 dicembre del 1861 quando egli aveva solamente 42 anni ), quando vi si dedicava con diletto per ore ed ore senza sosta.

Le donne più facoltose si vestivano di pizzo da capo a piedi, ma anche coloro che appartenevano alla classe media potevano permettersi un paio di polsini, un collare, 




o un bordo ricamato ... e fu così che velocemente il merletto d'Irlanda andò definendosi come una scelta popolare nelle principali città del mondo.

Parigi, Londra, Dublino e San Francisco, divennero importanti centri di distribuzione di questo prezioso manufatto: 



parasoli, passamanerie, ombrelloni e persino interi abiti da sposa venivano commissionati delle famiglie più benestanti del tempo, ma con l'avanzare del 1900 le merlettaie, anche le più abili, non poterono più competere con le macchine che producevano pizzi, sì di minor prestigio, ma molto più velocemente e ad un costo inferiore ed oggi possiamo ammirare alcuni di questi incantevoli antichi lavori solamente presso le sedi di alcuni musei irlandesi, poiché con il trascorrere del tempo questa antica arte è andata sfumando del tutto.
    

Quello del merletto era un vero lavoro a domicilio, e soprattutto un lavoro di famiglia che coinvolgeva tutte le donne di casa: esso veniva prodotto con l'utilizzo di tre fili di spessore differente e creato in tre diversi momenti: prima occorreva realizzare ad uncinetto tanti piccoli motivi, quali fiori, foglie, ventagli, trifogli, rose irlandesi che diverranno i veri protagonisti del lavoro che si voleva creare; per dare volume, spessore e rilievo ai motivi veniva usato un filato più spesso che faceva da base ai singoli elementi oppure vi venivano ricamati intorno dei piccoli cordoncini.




I motivi venivano quindi disposti su di un modello di carta, cercando di comporre un disegno, e fissati, generalmente con un'imbastitura: 



a questo punto venivano uniti tra di loro con un ricamo lavorato a rete, fatto con filo più sottile, di cotone o di lino.



... e pensare che tutto ciò fu originato dalla peronospora, famigerato fungo che minò le colture delle patate nella metà del XIX° secolo ... se mai fosse comparso, forse mai avrebbero potuto trovare realizzazione tali opere d'arte !



Nella speranza di avervi intrattenuti piacevolmente con un argomento sì, prettamente femminile, ma di netto interesse storico e di costume, vi auguro ogni bene per il tempo che ci separa dal nostro prossimo appuntamento, 

a presto 💕












FONTI BIBLIOGRAFICHE:


Enda Delaney, The Great Irish Famine: A History in Four Lives, Gill & Macmillan, 2014; 

Therese De Dillmont, Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns and Instructions, Dover Pubns, 1986; 

Ciarán Ó Murchadha, The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013;

THE IRISH CROCHET BOOK - Designs and Working Directions By Helen Marvin, PUBLISHED BY THE WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION, 1913.










It became known as THE GREAT FAMINE and was one of the most lacerating wounds of the entire period during which Queen Victoria reigned, affecting the already proven Ireland, annexed in 1800 with the Act of Union to the United Kingdom ...





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... Several were the reasons knelting the inhabitants of this green land between 1845 and 1846, but the one which is considered the triggering cause was the unfortunate appearance of a disease that affected the cultivation of potatoes procured by a fungus, the late blight, that reached the country in the Autumn of 1845 destroying about a third of the harvest of the season and the whole crop of the following year.

The island of Ireland was at the time still divided between landowners and peasants and strongly linked to agriculture and farming, drew sustenance mainly from potatoes, cereals and flax crops and numerous herds of cattle giving milk, butter and cheeses to the single families, the industrialization that was spreading in England had not yet reached its green lands and was even this, probably, one of the reasons that made it hard for this Land to get through this difficult time and to raise its own head again.

The very firts damages to potatoes crops due to an unknown infection occurred in 1844 on the east coast of the United States, while in August of 1845 there were the first reportings from the island of Wight; the very first reports of September 1845 handed cautious optimism on the spread of the mysterious weed that struck the potatoes, but at the moment of the harvest the data revealed that the losses were much more consistent than ever thought.

In the Spring of 1846 amongst those who turned most affected by the food shortages began to appear the first cases of "fevers", that were typhus and relapsing fever, feared by the population because in later years became the leading cause of mortality .




- picture 2 - Jean-François Millet (1814–1875), created this oil-on-canvas painting, circa 1861. 
The painting is now owned by the Museum of Fine Arts (in Boston) via a gift (in 1917) from Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton.




In 1845, consequently to the first decline in production of potatoes, there was a sharp increase in the flow of migrants; they were often the same landowners to encourage their farmers to leave the country, paying them the crossing, but if the first wave of migration was composed by people in reasonable physical and quite good health conditions, starting from 1846 there was an unprecedented exodus consisting of huge masses of people every ounce of energy that poured out of every possible vessel, directed mainly to the colonies of Canada, the eastern coasts of the States, to Britain and Wales, bringing with them the diseases resulting from their malnutrition causing thus epidemics in the places of destination.

Those who remained at home had to strive inventing a way to procure money to feed their families and that was how women, spurred by the Ursuline nuns, with rudimentary wooden crochet hooks




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came to give life to the masterpieces that we know today as the Irish lace.

Strongly influenced by Venetian needle lace, the Irish crocheted lace boasted custom templates and jealously guarded within each family, carefully passed down from generation to generation so that every embroidery could be unique and unrepeatable for other hands.




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The popularity of Irish lace grew significantly during the second half of 1800, reaching the pinnacle of his fame with the late XIXth century: after having made it known to the English aristocratic families who bought it with enthusiasm, it became synonymous with fashion since it was given as a gift to Queen Victoria and She not only accepted it with joy, but dressed it immediately qualifying so crochet lace from Ireland as a very popular and fashionable finishing.

The Queen of People, moreover, wanted to learn herself the art of Irish crocheting and for sure by such a pastime she was relieved in moments of deep sadness due to the early and sudden loss of her beloved Prince Consort Albert his death dates back to December 14th, 1861 when he was only 42 years old ), when she devoted herself to it with delight for hours and hours without stopping.

The wealthiest women dressed with lace from head to toe, but also those who belonged to the middle class could afford a pair of cuffs, a collar,




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or an embroidered trim ... and so it was that quickly the Irish lace went defining itself as a popular choice in the world's most famous cities.

Paris, London, Dublin and San Francisco, became important centers of distribution of this precious artifact:




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parasols, trimmings, umbrellas and even entire wedding dresses were commissioned by the wealthiest families of the time, but with the beginning of the XXth century lace-makers, even the most skilled, could no longer compete with machines producing lace, yes less prestigious, but much faster and at a lower cost and today we can see some of these beautiful ancient works in some Irish museums, because with the flowing of time this ancient art has been vanishing altogether.




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That lace was a real cottage industry, and above all a family business that involved all the women of the house: it was produced with the use of three wires of different thickness and designed in three different times: first it was necessary to create crocheting many small motifs, such as flowers, leaves, fans, clovers, Irish roses that will become the real stars of the job that they wanted to create; to add them volume, thickness and relief it was used a yarn thicker that served as the basis of the individual elements or there were embroidered around them some small cords.




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The mitifs were then arranged on a model of paper, trying to compose a drawing, and fixed on it, generally with basting:




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at this point they were joined together with an mesh embroidery, made with thinner wire, cotton or flax.




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the late blight, notorious fungus that undermined the potatoes harvests in the mid XIXth century ... if it never appeared, perhaps never they could be realized such works of art !



Hoping to have entertained youn pleasantly with a topic yes, purely feminine and romantic, but of historical and of costume interest, I wish you all the best for the time which separates us from our next appointment,


see you soon 💕













FONTI BIBLIOGRAFICHE:


Enda Delaney, The Great Irish Famine: A History in Four Lives, Gill & Macmillan, 2014; 

Therese De Dillmont, Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns and Instructions, Dover Pubns, 1986; 

Ciarán Ó Murchadha, The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013;

THE IRISH CROCHET BOOK - Designs and Working Directions By Helen Marvin, PUBLISHED BY THE WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION, 1913.








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123 commenti:

  1. Fascinating post, Daniela! I love all your photos and the Irish crochet lace! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope your week will be wonder filled! :)

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    1. @ Linda
      you're the blessing !!!
      To have you here always puts a smile on my face and fills my heart and my day, as well, my dearest, wonderful heart !

      May you enjoy the brightest day ever, today, filled with the light of joy, sweetie, sending you much love with the most heartfelt gratitude ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  2. Oh my, how much I loved reading this post and seeing these photos, Dany. You see, I cannot even crochet with yarn, let alone thread! Such works of art. Thank you for this post, sweet friend. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      I welcome you here with a big big hug filled with so much love, dearie !!!
      I'm so overjoyed by your words of amusement, my lovely, you know how much they mean to me !

      Hoping you also had a beautiful end of your week, I'm sending blessings on your days to come, may they be full with joy and wonder ...
      ... I cherish you ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  3. Dani, This was so fascinating. I had no idea that the Irish were famous for their lace, nor did I know the other side to the famine. I wonder if they still make lace? I was researching it a little. When I go to Venice, I like to go to Burano. I bought a lace scarf there. I think that I would like to do the same if I find some in Ireland the next time I pass through in the summer. xoxo Su

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    1. @ Su
      your beautiful words of enjoyment and appreciation fill my heart with such a deep gladness, sweetest, dearest friend of mine, blessed be !

      The lace from Burano is wonderful, so very precious ... I remember the very first time I visited Venice and its isles together with my parents and my grandparents when I was just a little girl, I treasure the memory of those days ... what a charm that land is still preserving ... and how about the glasses from Murano ?
      Oh, I'll never forget that trip ( you know, we're living not so far from there, so if you'd happen to come back to Venice, let me know it !)

      So very grateful for your visit, your beautiful words and for having recalled to my mind such wonderful memories, I'm sending my dearest love to you for wishing you a happiest Memorial Day ever,
      with utmost thankfulness ❥

      Elimina
  4. Daniela, This is such a beautiful and interesting post. Such elegance and detail in this Irish lace. You spoke of the Potato Famine. A lot of the Irish immigrated to Canada at that time. I am sharing a blog post I did a few year ago.
    http://thelma-day.blogspot.ca/2015/03/irish-immigrants-to-canada-1832-1937.html.
    Have a good week Daniela.

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    1. @ thel day
      thanks most sincerely for your amusement, dearest friend of mine, it means a big and true joy to me, and thank you for linking your post about this topic, I'm coming and read it as soon as I can !

      Hope you're having a great week so far I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you, with so much heartfelt love ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  5. What a fascinating post! Beautiful examples of Irish lace.
    I enjoyed learning about this so much.
    Hugs across the ocean dear Dany

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    1. @ annie
      my goodhearted friend, I'm always in good spirits when I have you here !

      So very grateful for your words of appreciation,
      I wish you a new week as Beautiful as you,
      with my dearest love ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  6. Wow so many beautiful laces and embroidery 😍 wonderful pictures.
    Have a very lovely day 🌸😘🌸

    Lone

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    1. @ Lone
      I appreciate your beautiful words so much, sweet friend, thank you most sincerely !

      Hope your week is off to a good start, I wish tyou most wonderful days to come, sending dear hugs to you ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  7. Ciao cara Daniela, come non amare quanto sempre ci racconti??? I blogs, sono utili nell' società odierna, messaggio comunicativo indispensabile. Superate le vetuste "Wikipedia" ora si vive di conoscenza e sapienza, guai arenarsi, il mondo non si ferma, non dorme per aspettare, tu dal passato ci informi sempre con competenza e la lettura è profonda fonte di incremento culturale ed individuale. Grazie per quanto sai offrirci con competenza e dolcezza, un forte abbraccio e grazie per la tua presenza al mio blog. Buonissima settimana. ;) Baci. NI

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    1. @ NI
      i tuoi elogi mi confondono, sei davvero tanto, troppo generosa con me, mia cara !

      Felicissima di averti sempre al mio fianco ti auguro una nuova settimana colma di ogni bene, contraccambiando con infinito entusiasmo il tuo abbraccio ... con il cuore gonfio di gioia e di stima •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  8. Such an exquisite collection of lace. An intriguing post.

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    1. @ Gemma
      your words of praise bless my heart with joy, thank you, dear friend !

      May your day be filled with gladness, sending you gentle hugs ✿*✿

      Elimina
  9. Carissima Daniela, che gioia vedere un post sulla mia adorata Irlanda. Ci sono stata più volte e l'ho nel cuore.
    Meravigliosi e preziosi merletti, davvero incantevoli.
    Ti auguro un buon inizio di settimana ed eccoci già a Giugno!
    Non manca più molto.
    Un grande abbraccio Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      una gioia, grande, è per me averti qui ... sempre, carissima, ancor più quando leggo così tanto entusiasmo nelle tue parole, sono davvero lieta di averti presa per mano e portata nella verde terra che tanto ami !
      Hai ragione, l'estate è davvero dietro l'angolo, ed io, che temo il caldo, non ne gioisco molto, spero sempre che scorra veloce, fortuna che ho una casa molto vecchia ed i suoi muri così spessi ci garantiscono giornate fresche anche nei periodi ... peggiori ツ !!!

      Un grande, forte abbraccio anche a te, mia dolce, che ti accompagni per il resto di tutta questa settimana appena cominciata, grazie di cuore ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  10. Carissima, a dir il vero mi sono messa alla scrivania per studiare e fare i compiti di spagnolo e svelto svelto ho passato il mio blog ed eccomi da te...
    Innanzitutto mi spiace per il tuo micio... ci vuole molto tempo finché il dolore passa.... Che meraviglia la tua dimora: sembra di essere nei bei vecchi tempi e rispecchia la tua buona anima!
    E che dire di questo tuo ultimo post, che lavori meravigliosi dei veri e propri capolavori. E' sempre bello passare alcuni minuti dalle tue parti, si sente proprio un'energia positiva che rimane nel pensiero.... Un abbraccio forte e alla prossima. Woody
    I merletti e

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    1. @ Woody
      quante splendide parole in questo tuo commento, parole che mi hanno riconfortato il cuore, che mi hanno donato gioia e sorrisi ... te ne sono immensamente grata, carissima amica !

      Ti auguro tanta soddisfazione ed ottimi risultati per i tuoi studi, le lingue sono sempre così tanto appaganti, almeno io dall'apprenderle ho sempre tratto grande diletto.

      Ti auguro una settimana colma di serenità e di letizia,
      con un bacio grande grande ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  11. The Irish ladies were very skilful. It was wonderful that they found some aid during those hard famine years.

    Thank you for this interesting post. I wish you a lovely week my dear Dany 💕

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    1. @ riitta
      you're so right, adorable friend of mine, probably beacuse they were used to live in difficulties .. they were really so very ingenious and capable !

      Very grateful for your words of appreciation, meaning so, so much to me, I wish you a most beautiful remainder of your week, my Lovely Lady, thinking of you with much love and thankfulness ⊰✽∗♥∗✽⊱

      Elimina
  12. You keep us coming back for more. Such interesting and informative posts. You spend a lot of time and I appreciate and enjoy it.

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    1. @ LV
      you're always so very kind with me, your words of appreciation and enjoyment fill my heart, lovely friend of mine !

      Hoping you're having a beautiful Memorial Day, I'm sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week,
      with so much gratitude ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  13. I knew about the potato famine and the Irish emigration to the US of course (and I had ancestors who were part of that). But I did not know the connection to the Irish Lace. That was so interesting to learn. It really is beautiful. Thank you for collecting this fascinating information and beautiful pictures.

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    1. @ Sallie
      I'm so very grateful both for having you here and for your so beautiful words of interest, blessing my heart with such a gladness you cannot even imagine, Dearest Friend !

      Have a lovely remainder of your week, sending hugs and more hugs to you, with my dearest love ✿•• ღ ••✿

      Elimina
  14. Felice di conoscere le origini di questa meravigliosa arte , un giardino fantastico , un capolavoro ad uncinetto ( come ormai sai , la mia vera passione ) !
    Felice settimana ,
    Franca

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    1. @ Franca
      dolcissima amica, ero certa del tuo entusiasmo, grazie per avergli dato espressione !

      Ti auguro una magnifica settimana, carissima,
      con tanto affetto ed immensa stima ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  15. Oh how I love Irish lace, all the work that went into such beautiful handmade creations, it is always a shame when machines take out people's hand made work. Always interesting to hear what started the onset of the lace and how women were behind making money for their families. So special how the families had their own style and patterns that let people know whom was behind making the lace. I am sure having the Queen so enjoy the lace sure helped in it's popularity. Another great read Dany, hope your week ahead holds much joy!!

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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      you're always such a blessing to me, my wonderful friend, I praise the Lord who has let us meet !
      I'm so grateful for your visit and for your words, both of participation and of enjoyment, that is the most wonderful gift to me, you know, sweetie !

      Hope you had a lovely weekend and you're enjoying your precious Memorial Day, I wish you much love for the week to come, sending gentle hugs across the ocean ❥

      Elimina
  16. Cara Daniela,che bello questo post!
    Ho sempre amato il Pizzo d'Irlanda,un'arte che comporta molta pazienza,ma non conoscevo la triste storia della sua origine.
    Grazie per le interessanti informazioni che ci regali....un abbraccio!
    Letizia

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    1. @ Letizia
      grazie a te dolcissima, è sempre un piacere ed una grande gioia averti qui e leggere le tue parole di gradimento !

      Che la tua serata scorra serena e che domani ti svegli il sole della gioia, te lo auguro con tutto il cuore ✿⊰♥⊱✿

      Elimina
  17. Oh dear, how I love your old world, the pictures, the crocheting and the wonderful Irish lace....
    Wish you a happy week!

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    1. @ janneke
      and I love you, sweet friend of mine ... so dearly !
      Thanks most sincerely for your words of appreciation, they mean so much to me !

      May your week too bring so much joy to you, sending you dear love and sweet hugs across the many miles ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  18. que maravilhoso este croche irlandês !!
    acho muito lindo esta arte e admiro muito todo o trabalho que é feito com estas agulhas !!
    meu vestido de casamento foi de croche feito por minha querida e saudosa mãe que fazia croche maravilhosamente !!
    este post me trouxe muitas lembranças bonitas !!
    :o)

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    1. @ Kr.Eliane
      eu imagino como agradável e precioso foi seu vestido de casamento, querida amiga !

      Um grande abraço para ti •♥•*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*•♥•

      Elimina
  19. these are such stunning examples of embroidery! and i like the history lesson as well. your music is so calming! tanks for visiting me again, i wish you much sweetness in your week! xo

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    1. @ Michele
      thans most sincerely both for the kindness of your visit and of your words, you fill my heart with joy !

      Sending blessings on the remainder of your week, my friend ❥

      Elimina
  20. Dani, questa storia è semplicemente affascinante!!
    C'è sempre da imparare quando si passa da te!
    Ti abbraccio e ti auguro una serena giornata

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    1. @ Manu
      sono felicissima di averti intrattenuta con diletto, mia dolce, grazie, sei sempre così tanto gentile e cara !

      Contraccambio il tuo abbraccio con tutto il cuore, trascorri una lieta serata e che il prosieguo della tua settimana sia gioioso più che mai ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  21. Ciao Daniela, mi piace il tuo storie piene di così tanti dati per il vostro bel tempo!, Soprattutto perché è uno sguardo nel passato che ci affascina e ci riempie di curiosità. il pizzo che non manca mai e sempre riconosciuta dal suo aspetto paresiera guardare fuori di tanto in tanto ed è imposto in una forma o nell'altra di moda è meraviglioso! conoscere i dettagli di come hanno creato e utilizzato. Grazie per portarci un informazioni storiche, ho agradesco! Un abbraccio, caldo da una piccola isola tropicale! Rosa M.

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    1. @ Rose
      ... sai che credevo che tu fossi argentina ?

      Ti abbraccio con tanta gratitudine, ogni tua visita porta tanta gioia nel mio cuore, mia cara, sono sempre deliziata dalla lettura delle tue parole di compiacimento e di svago, grazie, grazie ... sempre !

      Ti penso con affetto e stima ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  22. LOVE! I have always loved anything lacy.

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    1. @ Maria
      I also love laces so much !
      We have so many ancient traditions in Italy about laces and embroideries, but this is truly precious and so meaningful to me, it represents all the strenght of the Irish women !

      So very glad to read in your words your amusement,
      I wish you joyous days to come ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  23. Dear Dany, a warm invitation to you!

    I started today a new link-up 'Flower Wednesday'. It would be lovely if you shared there some of your amazing summer / flower posts there.

    I wish you a warm and sunny week my friend ♥

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    1. @ riitta
      good morning to you, wonderful friend of mine, I heartily thank you for having thought of me !
      I'm coming with so much pleasure and delight, dearie !

      Much love ✿*✿

      Elimina
  24. Mai avrei pensato che la tanta bellezza del pizzo irlandese derivasse dalla peronospora! I miei occhi sono diventati a cuoricino vedendo le immagini di romantici pizzi e merletti. Leggendo le tue incantevoli e dolci parole ho apprezzato ancora di più ciò che tanto amo...i pizzi!
    Bacioni
    Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      buon giorno carissima, beh, in realtà non conosco nulla di più romantico e femminile del pizzo e chi più del tuo animo delicato potrebbe apprezzare tutto ciò ... quanto alla storia sì, talvolta sembra 'punirci', talvolta sembra 'premiarci' con opere d'arte come queste !

      Ti abbraccio deliziosa amica mia, che la tua giornata scorra serena, grazie per avermi donato questa gioia ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  25. Mia bella Dany,

    what a treasure ! These handmade laces are really treasures of the ancient times. I see the women in front of the oven with these horrible oil lamps stitching and knitting until their eyes get tired.That was a very hard time, nobody from us could survive.
    Today the lace often comes from China made of Polyester, awful.
    Let me ask you a question Dany, maybe your answer is inspiration enough for a new Post.

    How were dresses made 150 years ago without the technique of modern machines? How does a taylor worked in these days?
    Where came the fabric from?
    How long does it took to finish a robe for a special event?
    How much does it cost?
    I´m looking forward to your answer.
    Ciao bella Dany,hugs Barbara

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    1. @ Barbara
      I'm always in higs spirits when you come and meet me here, you always put a smile on my face with you inner joy and enthusiasm, I heartily thank you, my lovely !

      As for your question, amiable friend of mine, that's a very intriguing topic which would need a whole post for answer it !
      As much as I know, dresses were amongst the most expensive goods you could find during the Victorian age, both for the amount of fabric and for the hours and hours of needlework they were required ( as probably you know Singer invented the first sewing machine in 1850, but it was still a luxury till the end of the century ); they were needed from 12 to 16 yards of fabric - consider that a yard is almost a meter - and the most common fabrics were cotton, coming generally from Indian plantations and flax produced mostly in Ireland, but there was also silk, coming from the eastern colonies and wool produced directly at home from the mantel of the sheep. They say that a lady gown costed from a little less than £3 till reaching almost £100 for those created for special ceremonies or balls: if you consider that a governess, a shop assistant, a cook could hardly reach the wage of £20 a year, that a clerk and a butler earned about £40 a year, to quote the most common jobs, you may consider how useful it was sewing dresses at home, that's why very young girls were taught sewing as a most important art and most of the household books and magazines published patterns for sewing the most suitable dresses for the season.
      Hope to have satisfied your desire, my Dearest Lady, let me know !

      Sending my dearest love to you ❥

      Elimina
  26. Another incredible post Daniela. These photos display a rare beauty and lost art. Such old skills have been lost in time. I can't begin to imagine the time and patience that it took to complete such elaborate pieces. Truly incredible. Thank you once again for sharing these spectacular photos.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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    1. @ Janet
      adorable friend, what a joy to welcome you here and to read your words of amusement and appreciation for such wonderful masterpieces, you truly bless my heart !

      Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending my dearest love to you for wishing you wonderful days to come, with much, so much thankfulness ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  27. solo bisogno di dirvi che siete come un raggio di sole, ogni volta che ti vedo passeggiare nei giardini, piantati sul mio blog .... vi ringrazio, per le sue parole, la gentilezza e l'amicizia ....

    Un abbraccio a voi il mio amico

    Oh, love all those vintage photographs... and that wedding dress, so dreamy....

    Hugs

    Cielo

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    1. @ Cielo
      first of all let me say that it is so very kind of you writing your words in Italian, you're so very sweet, my dearest friend !
      And then I must say that I'm truly touched in the deep, your words move me, your amiability knows no limits ... thank you !

      Hope you're having a lovely week I'm sending blessings of joy to you, thinking of you so much dearly •♥•*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*•♥•

      Elimina
  28. Dany, once again -- as always -- you weave the most beautiful stories with your posts. The history of the lace and the Irish is fascinating and while I knew something of the famine I didn't know about the lace. It's so very elegant -- and all those moments making those tiny stitches. I have several antique lace collars, probably from France, as that is where they came from. Still, how I would love to add a piece of Irish lace to the collection, especially now knowing its story!

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    1. @ Jeanie
      what a wonderful verb you used in your comment ... 'to weave' ... and it's so suited to this post, isn't it ?
      Actually, I'm always so overjoeyed by your words of amusement and of participation, such a comment makes grow my enthusiasm and my passions more and more, blessed be, my lovely !

      Enjoy your day, today, sweetie, and the remainder of your week even more, sending my dearest love to you across the miles ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  29. I had no idea that the tragedy of the potato famine had birthed such beauty. My Nana crocheted so beautifully, and such tiny pieces. She taught me when I was young, but alas, I did not keep up the craft. I'm thankful to have many beautiful pieces from her hand. Thank you, dear friend for this lovely post!

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    1. @ June
      I'm sure you're treasuring all the laces your Nana left you, even if you've not inherited her art you've inherited so many precious mastrepieces made by her hands, with so much love, definitely !

      Marvelous friend of mine, I'm thanking you so very dearly while wishing you all my best for your days to come, thinking of you with so much love •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  30. Your lovely post has made my heart beat quicker, lovely Dany. So much glorious lace. The wedding dress made from this exquisite lace is stunning. What clever ladies to teach themselves how to make these beautiful laces.I cannot believe the exquisite detail in each of the laces shown. Though I have many lovely laces in my Aladdin's Cave.....I can but dream of these lovelies. Xx

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    1. @ Kim
      it's always such a joy to welcome you, sweetest friend of mine, you really bring the sunshine here ... I'm so overjoyed by your words of amusement and of involvement, dearie, you fill my heart with such a gladness !

      Hope you had a lovely week and so grateful for what you always share I'm wishing you all my best for your weekend,
      sending my dearest love to you ❥

      Elimina
  31. Gorgeous examples of the Irish lace! Where I live in the Uk (Liverpool) we have a huge Irish heritage ... As you know this was brought from the famine in Ireland and there is much history here. Have a blessed day!

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    1. @ Ros
      if you lived there this piece of History isn't new to you at all, dear friend !
      I'm so very glad to read your words of praise for such works of art, do you believe me if I myself say that the more I look at them, the more I feel speechless ...

      Enjoy the remainder of your week, sweetie, sending blessings of joy to you, with so much thankfulness ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  32. Hello, Dany! Ireland has such a sad history. The Irish lace is beautiful, what a lovely collection of images. Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      thank you for gracing my blog both with your presence here and with your so beautiful words, I cherish you !

      Hope you're having a lovely Saturday I'm wishing you a most wonderful Sunday ahead, sending blessing and much love to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  33. Dany, thanks so much for this beautiful feature. Though I'm not really a lace-wearing kind of gal, I love the laces and often admire the ones in photos of my grandmother's family in northern England. I have one of the whole family, and my grandmother, her sisters and mother are all wearing lace collars they crocheted.

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    1. @ Jean
      it's not necessary to wear laces for appreciate all the handwork they mean, my lovely, indeed, you say you love them and I love you and treasure your amiability, I'm so very delighted by having you by my side, dearest friend !

      With so much thankfulness I'm sending blessings on the remainder of your weekend, thinking of you ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  34. Dearest Dany, Oh what a wonderful and historical post sharing Ireland and the beautiful Irish Lace. I love lace and enjoy to wear it too and surround my home with pieces made by my grandmother. Since I am half Irish I am drawn to this history. The talent it took to make these gorgeous pieces is amazing. Thank you for sharing and always inspiring with your wonderful posts.
    Happy June! xo

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    1. @ Celestina Marie
      so this History belongs to your roots too, actually it's not so far in time and for sure your ancestors still remembered it ... Oh, I also love laces so, so very much and wear them too, they have a special meaning to me, like every handwork ...

      Sending my dearest love to you, precious friend of mine, with so much gratitude for your enjoyment, your affection and your appreciation ⊰✽❤✽⊱

      Elimina
  35. Grazie Daniela, questo interessantissimo Post mi ricorda la mia dolce nonna e tanti suoi pizzi che...conservo gelosamente.
    Sono preziosi manufatti di filo di cotone, più o meno grosso!
    Non sapevo che avessero origine in Irlanda!
    Pensavo si trattasse della versione più semplice dei pizzi di MUrano-Venezia, che sono veri e propri gioielli creati con preziosi filati.
    Grazie ancora dolcissima e tenera Dany!
    A presto!
    Nives

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    1. @ Nives
      grazie a te carissima, il tuo entusiasmo e le tue parole di elogio sono un'immensa gioia per me !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore augurandoti un weekend all'insegna della serenità più vera, grazie ... sempre ... ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  36. So very interesting as always Dany! Thank you for taking the time to dig up these historical jewels!

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    1. @ JES
      your appreciation feeds both my passion and my enthusiasm, precious friend, and comments like yours are such gems to me !

      May the remainder of your weekend be blessed with joy and filled with so much love ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  37. This is fascinating, Dany, especially when you think of the hardships these women endured. And the workmanship is amazing!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      you're so right, dearest friend, Irish women were so strong, skilled and capable, ... actually I don't know if any other women would have had such virtues in a so desperate moment of their lives, I do sincerely admire them !

      Hope you're having a beautiful Saturday I'm sending blessings on your Sunday ahead, with my dearest love ❥

      Elimina
  38. Hi Dany
    My ancestors immigrated from Ireland on my father's side during the potato famine years. My great grandmother and grandmother made beautiful lace--they used a metal "tatter" as well as crochet. Unfortunately we never learned the skill to carry it on. I know in places in Italy the women also make beautiful lace --the island of Burrano near Venice, especially?

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    1. @ Pat
      that's right, darling, wonderful friend of mine, the laces from Burano are famous and appreciated all over the world, and probably they're amongst the roots of the wonderful Irish lace, even if made with a needle instead than with a crochet; what a pity you couldn't learn this precious and ancient art directly from your Irish ancestors !

      Always so very grateful for your friendship, meaning so, so much to me, I'm sending blessings of joy to you, may your new week be filled with love *♥*♡*♥*

      Elimina
  39. An incredible story Dany! I had never heard of the history behind the beautiful Irish lace - you do incredible work as a historian bringing colorful and little known parts of history to life! Such a joy you are, and what a pleasure to visit here and learn so much! Indeed, difficult times can produce something great and beautiful! Blessings and hugs to you today! :)

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    1. @ SpicingUpIdaho
      your words touch my heart and fill it with such a joy, you're so generous with me, my darling Marilyn, I feel so blessed by your precious friendship, thank you !

      Always so overjoyed to welcome you here, I'm sending my dearest love to you, with the deepest gratitude ✿∗♥∗✿

      Elimina
  40. Dany- you are so knowledgeable about culture, the arts, and handcrafts.
    How have you gained such knowledge?
    It is fascinating.

    Laura
    Thoughts of Home

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    1. @ Laura
      dearest, darling, missed friend - please forgive my delay ! - you have to know that this is my nature: since I was a little child I was asking everybody those things I didn't know and heard about before, and I have to be grateful to my beloved Granpa and my adorable Mama who both never got tired to explain me everything what life had taught them, I've always been connoted by something like a thirst of knowledge and by much memory - today I have to say that I don't remember so many things as once, alas ! - and when I began to read ( Internet wasn't there yet ) at least once a week I entered with Mama into a bookshop, and I went out with at least two books ... always !

      Going to the University allowed me to deepen so many curiosities of mine, but it awaked in me new passions and interests, so we're talking about something which is still alive, for this is my temperament, I so love to learn always new things, from books, from ancient traditions, about new and old topics, and those which most win my heart are those dating back to the past, as you know ... maybe the matters I like less are the scientific ones, but it doesn't mean that they're anyway a spring of curiosity for me.

      I thank you with all my heart for the wonderful compliment you've made to me with your so beautiful words, sweetest friend of mine, it's always such a delight to welcome you here, you're so tender, delicate, and clever, your friendship is truly precious to me !

      May the remainder of your week bring much joy to you ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  41. bellissimo, un gioiello da conservare con cura!
    un abbraccio simona:)

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    1. @ simona
      dolcissima amica, le tue parole colmano il mio cuore di gioia, te ne sono sinceramente grata !

      Nella speranza che la tua estate stia trascorrendo serena come non mai ti abbraccio con gratitudine ed affetto ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  42. Wonderful post! I was in Venice on a tour once and was able to see them make lace there. Such a lost art. Thank for the background history of Ireland. And thank you for visiting my blog!

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    1. @ Jillian
      I'm so grateful to you for your so beautiful words of appreciation filling my heart with true joy, sweet friend, to visit and to follow you is my pleasure and delight, believe me !

      Enjoy your weekend with gladness, sending hugs and love to you ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  43. sai che non mi era mai passato per la testa ad informarmi su certe cose? Eppure i merletti sono all'ordine del giorno! Grazie davvero!

    PS mi sono aggiunta ai tuoi lettori fissi!
    Lifen

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    1. @ Luisa
      è bellissimo averti qui, grazie a te !
      Non sapevo avessi avviato un nuovo blog, passo subito a trovarti !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore augurandoti una splendida serata ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  44. I knew about the famine, as it is part of the history of many Canadian families. I didn't, however, know about Irish lace. This was so very interesting and I, like Laura, would love to know how you do your research.

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    1. @ Pondside
      I'm so glad to read that you've found interesting this reading, dearie, it truly makes me feel overjoyed !
      And as for my researches, I do much of my work on my books, the old ones and some new I buy just for deepen the topic I want to deal with ... of course the web too helps me sometimes, with images, first of all.

      Hope you're having a wonderful Summer,
      I'm sending blessings of joy to you ❥

      Elimina
  45. Oh, Dany, my dear friend, just read about this sad news ...
    so sorry you lost your sweet Anacleto ... it's always hard to loose a furry friend.
    Sending hugs ... thinking of you !

    Wonderful and interesting posts as always !
    Have a nice week,
    Sylvia

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    1. @ Sylvia
      you know that you've a special place in my heart, don't you, sweetie ?!

      I'm sending all my love to you, dearest friend of mine, thank you for your words of sincere support ✿*✿

      Elimina
  46. Dany, another beautifully designed post from you. Do you know that you teach us each week?

    Happy Thoughts of Home sweet friend.

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    1. @ Stacey
      you're so generous with me, my lovely, sweet-hearted Lady !

      Sending heartfelt blessings on your weekend ahead •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  47. Carissima, altroché ci intrattieni sempre con storie arricchenti e belle. Incredibile cosa non riuscivano a fare con degli "utensili" simili!! Un abbraccio 😘💓🤗

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    1. @ WOODY
      mia dolce, anche per me è davvero affascinante scoprire quanto fossero ingegnosi i nostri antenati ... noi che spesso, parlo in generale, ci areniamo di fronte ad un nonnulla !

      Ti abbraccio con tanto affetto e tanta gratitudine ...
      e ti mando un bacione ஜ♡ஜ

      Elimina
  48. carissima Daniela fonte inesauribile di storie interessantissime, che gioia poter leggere i tuoi post...mi arricchisco ogni volta!!!!! Adoro i pizzi..come puoi immaginare....ti auguro una felice settimana, ti abbraccio forte forte e ti ringrazio lory

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    1. @ lory
      come sempre sono io a doverti ringraziare, e lo faccio con immensa gioia, sei una persona deliziosa ed è un onore averti accanto !

      Ti invio un grande abbraccio più forte che mai,
      carissima amica dal cuore d'oro ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  49. Good morning Daniela, Thank you for the sweetest comments always.

    This post interests me greatly. My fathers is Scottish and Irish decent. Lace is so beautiful and I love this Irish history about their famous lace. The vintage tools makes one wonder how the beautiful lace was even made. Your photos and story are a very good study of how Irish lace came about. Thank you for such an entertaining history of the most beautiful lace in the world.

    Have a wonderful week and thank you for joining Blue Monday so faithfully. Even when we have been traveling which made it difficult for me to comment.

    Happy Blue Monday dear Daniela.
    Hugs,
    Jeanne

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    1. @ Jeanne
      my dearest one, I so love to read your beautiful words, always filled with interest and delicacy, you're such a lovely Lady !

      *♥* Hope your Summer is flowing with gladness, I'm sending the most sincere love to you, grateful more and more *♥*

      Elimina
  50. A fascinating post Daniela! Of course, I knew of the famine, but had no idea about Irish lace; how incredibly beautiful it is. Out of deepest sorrows...
    I hope you are enjoying a most wonderful week, my friend.

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    1. @ Andrea
      beloved friend of mine, how I'm missing you !!!

      So very thankful for your words of heartfelt interest and amusement I'm sending all my dearest love to you - I'm coming back very soon ;) ♡♥♡

      Elimina
  51. Daniela, you have outdone yourself with this post. Everything your share is filled with beauty and magic but this one speaks to my heart. I love this history very much. Thankyou for taking the time to share at Five Star Frou-Frou this week, my lovely. Mimi xxx

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    1. @ Mimi
      darling, highly esteemed friend of mine, your words leave me speechless, thanks most sincerely !
      You know, to share posts at your so beautiful link-up party is my delight, and to read that it has pleased you a lot, well, it's such a precious gift to me !

      May the end of your week be filled with the most beautiful things you could ever wish, sweetie, sending you much love and thankfulness ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  52. What a lovely post! I would like to feature I today at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. @ Marci
      so very honoured I'm thanking you with much joy, sweetest friend !

      Enjoy your weekend ahead, and please forgive my delay, I'm just coming back after a break due to family and work reasons ( during the Summer Tenuta Geremia Short Lets is in its full season ).

      ஜ Sending hugs and more hugs to you ஜ

      Elimina
  53. The wooden crochet hooks are so neat!

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    1. @ Kim
      you're always so heartily welcome, dearie, thank you for your words of amusement !

      Wishing you all my best for the coming weekend •♥•*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*•♥•

      Elimina
  54. Love the examples of the Irish lace. I have a few piece not many. Always so wonderful to see the beauty you display here. Have a great week dear friend. Blessings, Martha

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    1. @ Martha
      so, even if they're a few pieces of this precious lace, you have a big treasure indeed, sweetie !

      With your visits you always make my day, dearest friend of mine, blessed be ❥

      Elimina
  55. DAniela, i tuoi post sono sempre fonte di riflessione e, a parte qualche divagazione, li trovo sempre molto, molto interessanti. ERo a conoscenza della "grande carestia" che colpi' l'Irlanda in quegli anni ma mi sono sempre chiesta perche' gli inglesi non li abbiano aiutati a superare questo empasse che costò la vita a migliaia di persone e alla migrazione forzata di altre migliaia. Forse ha fatto comodo a qualcuno sfrattare dalle loro terre i contadini? Ti risulta che siano stati fatti dei piani di aiuto da parte degli inglesi? E' una mia curiosita'.
    Per quanto riguarda il pizzo d'irlanda posso solo dire che l'inventiva delle donne in tempi difficili ha dello stupefacente, non sapevo che fosse nato come mezzo per sfuggire alla fame e alla difficolta' generate dalla grande carestia. Ora so qualcosa in piu' e grazie a te, alla tua perseveranza e dedizione.

    A presto carissima amica.

    Anna Maria

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    1. @ Anna Maria
      nonostante tra Inghilterra ed Irlanda regnasse un clima di estrema serenità e distensione nulla fu fatto dal governo britannico per arginare quello che era cominciato come un disastro naturale e che si configurò sempre più come una piaga sociale ed economica.
      Il governo Whig, guidato da Lord John Russell proprio negli anni cruciali 1846-1852, considerava inopportuno ogni tipo di intervento, anche se va detto che molto avrebbe potuto essere fatto, dall'impedire gli sfratti ai lavoranti da parte dei proprietari terrieri per indurli ad emigrare forzatamente, al fornire ai più indigenti grano e mais ( che al tempo veniva già importato ) per strapparli alla fame, ma vigeva al tempo una visione quanto meno fatalistica e provvidenzialistica dei fatti che guardava all'economia irlandese come fondata su di un eccessivo sfruttamento, perciò se in tale disgrazia gli abitanti dell'Irlanda erano occorsi, forse da tutto questo vi era da trarre un insegnamento, forse era destino che la loro economia mutasse corso come da tempo aveva fatto quella inglese - questo era quanto sosteneva Sir Charles Trevelyan, il funzionario britannico principalmente responsabile della gestione della politica irlandese nel corso degli anni di carestia, e con lui tutta la corrente di pensiero che lo seguiva costituita da alto borghesi ed aristocratici, cosa che generò non poco disappunto nella regina la quale al volere del suo governo dovette piegarsi, anche se non di buon grado: solo che da un punto di vista umano, il non aver prestato soccorso a questi poveri malcapitati è da considerarsi decisamente riprovevole e non rispondente alla natura caritatevole che sappiamo facesse parte del carattere di Victoria, non a caso soprannominata Regina del Popolo.

      Spero con queste mie righe di aver soddisfatto la tua curiosità, carissima, e ti sono sinceramente grata per avermi dato l'opportunità di approfondire anche questo aspetto della storia, anche se ti chiedo di perdonare questo mio ritardo dettato da cause i forza maggiore indipendenti dalla mia volontà !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore augurandoti un delizioso weekend d'estate ♥∗✿≫✿≪✿∗♥

      Elimina
  56. Informative post and wonderful examples of Irish lace. Thanks.

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    1. @ Indira
      it is I who have to thank you, my friend, you're so heartily welcome !

      Enjoy your day and the end of your week,
      sending dear hugs to you ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  57. Such a beautiful and informative post, Daniela. I love Irish crochet lace, it is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, dear! And for linking up to OBW :) Wishing you a wonderful day, xx

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    1. @ Wen
      to link my posts with OBW is my pleasure and delight, I'm writing it with much joy, believe me, dearie, and to welcome you here means always such a gladness to me !

      May your weekend bring much joy to you,
      I'm thinking of you with love and gratitude ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  58. E come si suol dire..."non tutto il male vien per nuocere!"
    Carissima Daniela,ho letto così volentieri questo post,e così grazie a te,so qualcosa in più della mia amata Irlanda!
    Romantica come sono non potevo non apprezzare questo tipo di lavoro così raffinato,al quale sono legata anche sentimentalmente visto che la nonna era un'abilissima merlettaia..
    Grazie Daniela,un bacio.

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    1. @ Antonella
      mia cara, carissima amica, è sempre una tale gioia averti qui, la tua dolcezza rende questa mia pagina talmente bella !

      Che il tuo weekend ti sorrida di letizia, te lo auguro con tutto il cuore ❥

      Elimina
  59. Thanks for sharing in OBW!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. @ Ariadne
      I welcome you with so much gladness, sweetie, it is I thanking you !

      Hugs and ever much love to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  60. Hi Daniela, I would love to feature your beautiful article on my facebook page. Would that be possible?
    I'll be able to link to your blog and let you see. Love to hear back from you. :)

    Amie
    Once Again & Forever

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    1. @ Amie
      of course it is, indeed, I'm truly honoured by it !
      I'm coming and visit your fb page to leave you a message there too, please, do it, believe me, it's my pleasure.

      So glad that you've found ~ My little old world ~
      I wish you all my best ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
    2. Thank-you for this chance. All is done. And I am glad to share this dream of yours with so many others. :)

      Elimina
    3. @ Amie
      it is I who have to thank you, sweet friend, I'm sincerely grateful to you for it !

      Sending blessings ❥

      Elimina
  61. What a lot of information about Irish Lace. It's very interesting. Lace is so beautiful - I wish we wore more of it on our modern clothes. But it's very difficult to make (by hand). Thank you.

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