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Co. Laois is well known for Mountmellick embroidery which originated from the town of Mountmellick in the early nineteenth century.  It uses predominantly knotted and padded stitches to create beautifully textured whitework embroidery. The work features a characteristic knitted fringe, and it was usually employed on items of household use such as doilies (toilet mats), nightdress cases, brush and comb bags, bedspreads/coverlets, and tablecloths. 

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