This day long workshop will introduce participants to Irish Needlepoint Lace techniques. Students will be shown how to prepare the ground for lacemaking and lay the foundation for the study of 9 needlepoint stitches. They will also learn how to finish a lace sample and remove it from the backing.
This workshop would suit anybody with an interest in Irish Lace. No experience is necessary but feeling comfortable holding a needle and thread is an advantage.
By the end of the day, participants will have developed a good understanding of needlepoint lace and acquired skills to plan and complete further Lace studies at home.
Fiona Harrington is an award winning lace-maker and textile artist. Fiona graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Crawford, Cork and Textile Design from NCAD. She has also trained with Kenmare Lace and Design Centre learning traditional Irish lace techniques including Carrickmacross and Kenmare Needlepoint. She received a number of prestigious awards including the Thomas Dammann Bursary, the RDS Graduate Prize and the Eleanor De La Branchardiere Award for innovation in Lace Design.
Lacemaking Workshop with Fiona Harrington at A4 Sounds