Bring Out Your Lace

BringOut

As part of National Heritage Week 2015, Limerick Museum and Archives are asking the public to bring out their lace to a show and tell event on:

Tuesday 25th August between 11am and 1pm
Exhibition Area, City Hall, Limerick.

On the day we will have lace expert Nora Finnegan, from Kenmare Lace and textile conservator Cliodhna Devitt available to give tips and advice preserving and storage. We will also have a professional photographer available to photograph the lace.

You do not need to have lace to come along on the day to listen to the stories of lace and to learn tips on how to preserve textiles.

Please share with others who may be interested in the lace industry in Ireland.

This is a free event and no booking is required.

For more details contact 061 407293 or Email archives@limerick.ie
bring out your lace

Limerick Lacemaking Workshop

The workshop organised by the Limerick Museum & Archives as part of Heritage Week was a great success and although only 12 participants were trying out the basic Limerick lace stitches, a lot more people took part.

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We were honoured to receive the visit of a former Good Shepherd convent lace maker, who, by pure chance, was visiting the Limerick Museum on the day.

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This piece is the work of an advanced lace maker, including some of the 47 types of stitches practices in Limerick lace:

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