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Thread Softly Festival of Stitch

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Mountmellick Embroidery Museum

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Thread Softly is a celebration of traditional and contemporary stitch in the home of Ireland's only true authentic embroidery lace.

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Thread Softly festival of stitch will celebrate the legacy of the Quakers and Mountmellick Embroidery Lace on international lace day, the 28th and 29th September 2019. Mountmellick is the only true authentic lace of Ireland.

Thread Softly is not just a festival of stitch, we wish to revive the heritage and stories associated with lace and stitch in Ireland, the old and the new. We appreciate how lace and embroidery has changed with the times, influencing today’s textile art and used in combination with other stitching. We also wish to celebrate these changing creative developments of traditional stitch.

Thread Softly is a fusion of heritage discovery and skilful traditional and contemporary stitch. Participants will experience hands on masterclasses, be inspired by tours of local heritage sites and areas associated with Quaker Heritage. Thread Softly is open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary stitch and textile art, no experience necessary.

What you can expect:

  • Masterclasses and demonstrations with local lace makers, traditional and contemporary.
  • Guided tours with local guides of surrounding natural heritage sites which inspired the now world famous white on white floral designs of Mountmellick.
  • The stories of the Irish Quakers and their influence on Mountmellick Lace and Ireland.
  • Share knowledge and expertise with your fellow stitchers.
  • Make great friends here in Laois and all round the world who can come back again and again.
  • Make a piece of art
  • Take part in end of Festival exhibition
  • Suitable for all levels

For a list of local hotels or for more information contact Trudy or Angelina threadsoftlythroughireland@gmail.com

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