Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Lace Curtain Irish
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.