Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Launch - Cleo: Irish Clothes in a Wider World, Dublin

Book Launch: 13th of November in Taylor's Gallery 
 Kildare Street, Dublin

All Welcome

Associated Editions publishing company have kindly invited the Woolly Way and all interested knitters to join them for the launch of a new fabulous book, written by Hilary O'Kelly, called Cleo: Irish Clothes in a Wider World. The launch takes place from 6-8pm on the 13th of November in Taylor's Gallery on Kildare Street, Dublin, right beside Cleo's.

If you are interested in attending the launch, simply email RSVP to Anna at

This book is about the history of Cleo, the hand knit shop, now located on Kildare Street, Dublin. The story of the shop is a fascinating one. It began in 1936, by the late Kay Ryan and has stayed as a family business, through her daughter Kitty and her granddaughters, Helen and Sarah,who now run the shop.

The book records and celebrates the achievement of Cleo, in commissioning and promoting handknitting and handweaving through an era when few in Ireland appreciated its value. Knitting and weaving have long had a powerful emblematic status in the world-wide image of Irish craft and culture. 

The author Hilary O'Kelly graduated from the History of Dress course at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her research, focusing in particular on dress and the everyday, has embraced themes of cultural politics, identity, religion and emigration. She lectures in the faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin.

The book is available to buy on the evening of the launch and on the Associated Editions website here:

Cost: €20
Free postage and packing in Ireland!

For more information about the book contact

Associated Editions

Next time you are in Dublin, take the time to visit this lovely shop:
18 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Tel: 00 353 (0)1 676 1421

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