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    O'Brien, Florence Vere
    Woman
    London
    Clare Embroidery
    Florence Vere O'Brien. Florence Vere O'Brien née Arnold, founder of "Clare Embroidery". Florence started the first Clare Embroidery class at Newhall, near Ennis, in 1895. The establishment of the class was a response to the plight of families who found it hard to make ends meet. 12 to 15 girls came regularly for two hours weekly. When they became proficient they took away work to do in their own homes. In 1898 the Vere O’Brien family moved to Ballyalla House and the Clare Embroidery class continued there with some of the Newhall girls still attending, but now joined by a new group of local girls.
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    O'Brien, Florence Vere
    O'Brien, Flora
    Woman
    Girl
    Clare Embroidery
    Embroidery
    Doll
    Writing
    Vere O'Brien Family. Florence Vere O'Brien née Arnold with her daughter Flora. Flora is wearing a "Clare Embroidery" frock.
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    O'Brien, Florence Vere
    O'Brien, Flora
    Woman
    Girl
    Clare Embroidery
    Embroidery
    Doll
    Writing
    O'Brien, Jane
    Vere O'Brien Family. Florence Vere O'Brien née Arnold with her daughters Flora (left) and Jane. Flora is wearing a "Clare Embroidery" frock.
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    O'Brien, Flora Vere
    O'Brien, Jane Vere
    Woman
    Ballyallia
    Templemaley Parish
    Ballyalla House
    Drawing
    Jane & Flora Vere O'Brien. Jane and Flora Vere O'Brien drawing designs for "Clare Embroidery" in the nursery of Ballyalla House.
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    Keppie, Mina
    Woman
    Clare Embroidery
    Mina Keppie. Mina Keppie was the manageress of Clare Embroidery and dealt with all the correspondence with customers. She was a Scotswoman from Dumfries and had come to the Vere O’Brien family as a lady’s maid and to help with the children. She came at the age of 21, having worked for a couple of years in northern France. She was still with the Vere O’Brien family when she died, aged 96.
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    O'Brien, Florence Vere
    Woman
    Lady of the House, The
    "The Lady of the House". A page showing 'Distinguished Irishwomen' from the magazine "The Lady of the House" featuring Florence Vere O'Brien.
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    Embroidery
    Blouse
    Skirt
    Clare Embroidery
    Blouse and Skirt. A "Clare Embroidery" blouse and skirt for a young woman, embroidered with a design of wild flowers.
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    O'Brien, Jane Vere
    Clare Embroidery
    Embroidery
    Sofa Cover
    Cushion
    Sofa
    Sofa Cover. A "Clare Embroidery" sofa cover and cushion designed by Jane Vere O'Brien.
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    Dress
    Embroidery
    Clare Embroidery
    Smocking
    "Clare Embroidery" Frock. An embroidered and smocked "Clare Embroidery" child's frock.
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    Dress
    Embroidery
    Clare Embroidery
    Smocking
    "Clare Embroidery" Frock. A child's frock in white linen lawn embroidered in red cotton thread, c.1908. The embroidery is done in satin and stem stitch. The yoke and cuffs are smocked.
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    Dress
    Embroidery
    Clare Embroidery
    Smocking
    "Clare Embroidery" Frock. Detail of smocking and embroidery on a child's frock. Cut-out flower centres reveal the lining of the yoke. The frocks were usually finished with a scalloped collar, but this sample has a crochet edging.
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    Dress
    Embroidery
    Clare Embroidery
    "Clare Embroidery" Frock. Detail of scalloping on a hem typical of "Clare Embroidery" work. In this case the scalloped edges are themselves scalloped. The edging is buttonholed and then excess fabric is cut away.
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    Clare Embroidery
    Embroidery
    Monogram
    O'Brien, Florence Vere
    "Clare Embroidery" Monogram. A "Clare Embroidery" monogram of Florence Vere O'Brien.
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    Screen
    Clare Embroidery
    Embroidery
    Hodge, Christopher
    Advertisment
    Ennis Woodwork
    Ennis Woodwork. An advertisment for screens made by Christopher Hodge of The Causeway, Ennis with panels of "Clare Embroidery".
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    Screen
    Clare Embroidery
    Embroidery
    Hodge, Christopher
    Ennis Woodwork
    Advertisment
    Ennis Woodwork. An advertisment for screens made by Christopher Hodge of The Causeway, Ennis with panels of "Clare Embroidery".