Heritage Week – A History of Limerick Lace

LMAAs part of Heritage Week 2014, Limerick Museum and Archives (LM&A) will be delivering an afternoon of Limerick Lace from 2pm on Friday 29 August in the Limerick Museum, City Hall.

This afternoon will consist of a talk by Dr. Matthew Potter on the history of Limerick Lace, told through the items in the Museum. This talk will take place at 2pm and will repeat at 3pm. These talks are free for all and no booking is required.collar
There is also the opportunity to take part in a basic Limerick Lace making class. All items required will be provided. This class will take place at 2pm sharp and Booking is essential as places are extremely limited.
If you would like to book a place in the Limerick Lace making class please contact sharon.slater@limerick.ie

For more details on the Limerick Lace project you can email archives@limerick.ie or follow Limerick Museum and Archives (LM&A) on facebook and twitter.

The Limerick lace-inspired dress

Suzanna studio
For her master project, Suzanna Melinn (currently studying Interactive Media in UL) is  working on an interactive installation including a dress and a number of lace-made/lace-inspired artefacts.

Trying to understand better how museum visitors would appreciate and interact with the future installation, Suzanna presented an improvised dress and a number of wearable artefact to five potential visitors (recruited from both staff and students ranks) in the design studio at the University of Limerick. The feedback was extremely useful for fine tuning the design of the installation. We would like to express our gratitude to the volunteers who gave their time!

Limerick Lace Open Call

 In order to better understand the attitudes related to Limerick lace, Suzanna Melinn set to find and interview people who have a connection with Limerick lace. She met with crafters around the city, but also issued this public call. Help her find more links!
Are you interested in Limerick Lace? Do you own an item of Limerick Lace that holds sentimental value?
My name is Suzanna and I am currently studying for a master’s at the University of Limerick.
I am working on a project in conjunction with a Limerick Lace exhibition which will be held this year.  I am collating stories of those involved in the crafting domain and the stories of nostalgia people have associated with crafted lace items.
Would you be interested in taking part in a  study for an installation  that aims to revive the tradition of Limerick Lace?
This study is open to anyone who has a story to tell and would like to share that with me.
If you are interested  in talking to me, please leave a comment and I will get in touch.