The South Armagh Lace Collective is delighted to announce a new course of classes (5 weeks) to learn or improve on the traditional skills of Carrickmacross Lace-making.
The area around Culloville, South Armagh has a longstanding tradition of making lace and was known as a Centre of Excellence for Carrickmacross lace-making from as early as the 1830s. It is also considered to be the home of the first purpose built Lace School in Ireland.
Today this fine lace is still hand worked by a small group of people who are passionate about the beauty of this exquisite lace and we, in The South Armagh Lace Collective, are also committed to safeguarding this important heritage for future generations to come.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners and/or those who are keen to improve their skills (aged 10 years +). You can expect to learn the essential skills of Carrickmacross lace-making under the expert tutelage of your instructors. This will enable you to complete your very own piece of lace to take home.
Course fee is £35/€40.
Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
Contact: Rosie: (0044) 07585020706 or Muriel: (00353) 0858232022