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20 August 2022 @ 10.00am – 4.00pm
01 493 9462
We are delighted to welcome members of The Guild of Irish Lacemakers to Rathfarnham Castle as part of our Heritage week programme. Lacemakers will be showing and making various lace pieces, members of the public can come and view these pieces and watch lacemakers in action and here will also be the opportunity to try your hand at some bobbin lace stitches with pillows set up ready to go!
Originally founded in 1979, The Guild of Irish Lacemakers has been active in its present form since 1987. The Guild was formed specifically to promote and assist practicing lacemakers, especially those making traditional Irish Laces – hence the name of the Guild. Today the Guild encompasses all the laces known in Ireland and also many from abroad. Emphasis is given to encouraging lacemakers to design as well as make lace, and the interest of Young Lacemakers is fostered whenever possible.
The objective of GOIL is to further develop lace and lace design in Ireland through workshops, lectures, exhibitions and other activities of interest to lacemakers. Classes in the various disciplines are held at regular intervals and cater for students at all levels.
Image: Sheila Armstrong, GOIL.