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Proposal to modify reference to Carrickmacross lace and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress
As a lacemaker I maintain that the following statement is incorrect:
"The appliques on the wedding dress of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were worked in the method of Carrickmacross lace."
As is documented at http://www.jeanleader.co.uk/articles/weddinglace.html, the appliques were machine-made lace, produced in France. There is no way that machine lace can be said to be worked in the method of any sort of hand-made lace. The only things the two have in common are:
1. That lace (in the case of the dress) or fabric (in the case of Carrickmacross lace) is attached to machine-made net.
2. That scissors are used: to cut out motifs from the machine made lace (in the case of the dress) and to cut away excess fabric (in the case of Carrickmacross lace).
See http://www.jeanleader.co.uk/collection/carrickmacross.html for a more detailed explanation of Carrickmacross lace, with illustrations.
I therefore think that the paragraph containing this should be removed but welcome discussion of this before I proceed.