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