Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The 20th Annual Clones Lace Summer Workshops, Co. Monaghan

Learn how to make Traditional Irish Crochet Lace in the Home of Clones Lace

Clones Lace is an Irish Crochet Lace, named after the town where it was marketed, developing it's own charact since 1847. Cassandra Hand, wife of the local Church of Ireland minister, introduced this lace inspired by Venetian point lace, as a famile relief project to the small drumlin region of West Monaghan and Southeast Fermanagh, at the height of the Great Irish Famine. The Clones people made it their own by adapting it to include many local flowers. Clones Lace, as it became know, was world renowned for its delicate beauty.

Dates:  June 24th - 27th 2010
           August 2010 (TBC)

Cost: There is a great choice available, you can attend the full workshop, 8 sessions with evening activities for €120, you can attend daily workshops from €30, or just a single session for €20. (There is also a student rate.)

Workshops Schedule:
Morning Workshops: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Afternoon workshops: 2pm - 4pm

There is also a variety of evening events, including a visit to The Sheelin Lace Museum, Annyalla Lace Handweaving Demonstration, Carrickmacross Lace Demonstration, and Freeform Crochet Workshop.

Maire Treanor, author of Clones Lace
Eileen Crudden and Alice Carey, local traditional crocheters.

For more information and bookings contact:
Maire Treanor
E: maireslace@eircom.net


The Ulster Canal Stores
Cara Street
Co Monaghan

T: +353 47 52125 


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