Author: Gabriela Avram

  • Meeting with Brazilian lacemakers in Dublin

    Meeting with Brazilian lacemakers in Dublin

    The Brazilian Embassy in collaboration with the Guild of Irish Lacemakers, organised a meeting between a group of visiting Brazilian lacemakers and Irish lacemakers at the Mansion House on Thursday 23 November 2023 between 10am and 3pm.. The Brazilian lacemakers visiting come from Divina Pastora in Sergipe, where a needle lace, originally brought there by Irish nuns, is a […]

  • Recording of talk on Maude Kearney

    Recording of talk on Maude Kearney

    On October 3rd 2023, we celebrate 150 years from the birth of Maude Kearney, luminary of Limerick lace. The famed Limerick lace-maker, designer and entrepreneur Maude Kearney was born on this day in 1873. For over fifty years, Mrs Kearney ran a lace-making business in Limerick City called the Thomond Lace Industry, which employed between […]

  • Introductory lacemaking workshops for UL students

    Introductory lacemaking workshops for UL students

    At the invitation of the @ULCrafts Society, Eva Ryley and Gabriela Avram, from Toni O’Malley’s lace-making class, led two introductory Limerick lace workshops on October 24 and again on November 7 2022 with two groups of students at the University of Limerick. The images below are from the last session. We shared with the students […]