The tiny Irish village of Borris is famous for its marvelous lace, and a rare private collection containing some of the finest examples is the inspiration for this beautiful book. It's a catalog of the collection, a guide to using the Borris style in 16 projects, and a rich tribute to the social, cultural, and historical significance of lacework to the specific region and to Ireland at large. The Borris Lace Collection will serve as an inspiration to lace-makers and as a permanent record of unique patterns and techniques that otherwise might be lost forever. About The Authors: Annette Meldrum is a keen embroiderer and lacemaker. She is a researcher and collector of old lace, has studied lace techniques in Australia, Italy, Greece, and the United Kingdom and Ireland, and has a collection of lace and embroidery from around the world dating back to the sixteenth century. Annette is an experienced teacher who has taught for The Lace Giuld, Embroiderers' Guild and various Needlework shops. Marie Laurie describes herself as a lifelong embroiderer. Since discovering lace work in 1982 while on holiday in the United Kingdom, she has worked most needlepoint techniques.