Limerick lace is a floral tulle lace: It is hand-embroidered on machine-made cotton net. In this tutorial I’ll show you the basics of Limerick lace.
Limerick lace was made since 1829 in Limerick, Ireland, hence the name Limerick lace. There are two types of this beautiful, delicate lace: Limerick lace can be either worked as needle-run or tambour lace. In needle-run lace, the net ground is embroidered with a needle and darning stitches. Whereas in tambour lace, the net ground is embroidered with chain stitches and a tambour hook which is similar to a crochet hook. Usually, needle-run lace is more delicate than tambour lace, while some Limerick tulle laces use a combination of needle-run and tambour. Continue reading How To Make Limerick Lace By Hand→
Make an easy Edwardian ribbon fuchsia with gold and silver ribbon!
‘Charming and novel effects can be obtained in “hoar frost” embroidery, a work that will appeal very strongly to all lovers of the dainty and delicate. The materials required are simple and inexpensive. Silver gauze ribbon in half and quarter inch widths […] and net’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2a).
Victorian flower jelly pudding – this layered jelly and custard dessert topped with edible flowers will sure impress your guests!
Victorian jellies and custards were elaborate desserts served at formal dinners. This layered jello mold consist of fluffy vanilla pudding mousse with whipped egg whites, lemon jelly and is topped with edible flowers. And if you want an even more impressive dessert, you can make naturally blue butterfly pea jelly instead of lemon jelly! Continue reading Victorian Flower Jelly Pudding – Layered Jello Mold→
Old-fashioned lilac syrup made with fresh lilac flowers! This lilac flower syrup tastes sweet and like lilac flowers smell!
Did you know that lilac flowers are edible? I didn’t until two years ago but now I’m addicted! I couldn’t find many lilac flower recipes. So I adapted my sweet woodruff syrup recipe and came up with this lilac flower syrup! All you need for this simple old-fashioned lilac syrup is fresh lilac flowers, sugar and water! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lilac Syrup→
Homemade lilac ice cream with fresh lilac flowers – a sweet, delicious and unusual ice cream for hot summer days! The lilac ice cream is egg-free, dairy-free & vegan!
Lilac flowers are one of my favorite spring flowers! I was so happy when I found out that lilac flowers are edible! I thought lilac ice cream would be delicious but I couldn’t find a recipe for lilac blossom ice cream. So I adapted one of my vegan ice cream recipes – jasmine ice cream – and came up with this lilac ice cream with fresh lilac flowers! Continue reading Homemade Lilac Ice Cream With Fresh Lilac Flowers→
‘A well-made rosette of two-toned double faced ribbon gives just the right touch at the waistline of the simple but smartly cut evening frocks so much in the vogue.’ (Ruth Wyeth Spears, 1920s)
Ribbon rosettes were popular dress accessories in the 1920s – they were usually worn at the shoulder or waist. A while ago I made a ribbon rosette for my 1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style and the dress looks much more finished with the rosette.