LACE FABRIC APPLICATION, Carrickmacross lace, an embroidered lace produced at Carrickmacross and various other centers in Ireland from 1820 to the early 20th century. For several decades it was referred to as cambric applique or Limerick cut cambric. And Carrickmacross as a general name for the style was not used until 1870.

The applique form is made by drawing or printing the design on a firm.

Glazed fabric and then covering it first with a layer of machine net and then with a close-weave muslin or batiste. A cord is whipped to the pattern along the outline of the design. And the muslin between the motifs is cut away, leaving the net background intact. A rare guipure form has no net, the design elements being held together by buttonholed bars, and again the excess muslin is cut away. The two forms may occur together. The designs were frequently of simple flowers, their centers. Removed and the exposed net decorated with a selection of run stitches.

Decorative art, any of those arts that concern with the design and decoration of objects that are chiefly prized for their utility. Rather than for their purely aesthetic qualities. Ceramics, glassware, basketry, jewelry, metalware, furniture, textiles, clothing. And other such goods are the objects most commonly relevant to the decorative arts. Many decorative arts, such as basketry or pottery. Are also commonly considered to be the craft. But the definitions of both terms are arbitrary. It should also be noted that the separation of decorative arts from art forms. Such as painting and sculpture is a modern distinction.

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