Now i'm making the patterns from the books: Irish Crochet Lace by Eithne D'Arcy and Masterpieces Of Irish Crochet Lace by Thérèse de Dillmont. The first book is photo-illustrated, so that helps a lot! The use of a padding-cord is new to me. It's quite a challenge, because the english pattern sometimes puzzles me, to make it easier i translate the pattern in Dutch. Even then it's not always obvious, there's a lot of frogging too:) But i really love doing it. Learning new things is so exiting!
The results of hard labour:)
I separated the first hairpin-scrumble, because to my eyes it was to close together for open lace freeform. I will use the pieces seperately in a project later. For the moment the hairpin has been put aside in favor of the Irish work.