Embroidered lace started with a net, usually machine made. Then patterns were embroidered on the net, either by hand or by machine. The pattern shows best on one side, especially if gimps have been used.
Limerick lace and Carrickmacross lace are embroidered laces.
Here are some other examples of Embroidered lace from my lace collection (although, as I am not an expert, some of my identification may be wrong). Click on a picture below to go to a page about the piece, with a large scale image.
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