Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lace Curtain Irish

Or lace table cloths. Or lace doilies. Lace knickers if  you're so inclined. But the first step is to learn how to make that fine Irish lace. Irish Center to the rescue.

Make plans to attend the Irish Lacemaking with Máire Trainor presentation on Friday, April 4th and workshop, Saturday-Monday, April 5th-7th. The Irish Center of Kansas City is pleased to bring Máire Treanor and her Clones Lace Irish Crochet workshop to Kansas City for the first time. Clones (pronounced clone-ess) lace was developed in the 1840’s in Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland and is an exquisite adaptation of Venetian needle point lace. The weekend will begin with a multi-media presentation by Máire about the history, growth and development of Clones lace and Irish crochet in Ireland and their development in different countries. This presentation is 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at the Irish Center; free and open to the public. The Clones Lace/Irish Crochet workshop begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 and participants have the option of registering for either a 2-day or 3-day workshop. Both beginners and improvers are welcome; cost is $200 for 2 days and $275 for three days. Click here for complete details and registration information.

And a little heads up from the lovely Susan Kane, Irish Fest's Contest Queen. This year's Irish Fest knitting contest assignment will be scarves and the addition of a bit of hand made lace could really make one's entry stand out in the crowd.

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