Kenmare Lace

Kenmare Lace and Design Centre Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm (Mon – Fri)

Lace Demonstrations

Welcome to the Lace Demonstrations Page

Demonstration area at The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre
Nora Finnegan demonstrating Kenmare Lace using a pattern painted by The Poor Clare nuns in Kenmare in the 1800’s
Kenmare Lace Kit

To give it a try, follow the link and check out our lace making kits in our online shop

To the right is a Kenmare Lace sampler from a Kenmare Lace kit that can be purchased from our online shop. In the pictures you can see how the Lace Kit takes you through all the intricate stages of making a piece of Kenmare Lace from scratch.

The first and most important lesson is to learn the basic Kenmare Lace stitch which is the detached buttonhole stitch.

In our kit there are 9 variations on that stitch which builds up the pattern to make the larger designs you will soon be making.

Paricia Marsh demonstrating Kenmare Lace at The Kenmare Lace and design centre.
Emer Finnegan demonstrating Bobbin Lace to President Mary Robinson and her husband Nick Robinson on their visit to Kenmare in 1995
Siobhán Thoma demonstrating Kenmare Lace at The Kenmare Lace and Design Centre. This image is a copy of a photo of Siobhan in a Japanese magazine where it was published some years ago

Lace Demonstration Gallery

Lace Demonstrations:

Click play on any of the video’s below to learn about the different laces made at the Kenmare Lace & Design Centre

Please don’t hesitate to comment below if you have any questions or queries.

Please click the link to see the demonstration

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