Athienou village is famous on the island for its lace and its homegrown lace-making techniques known as Venice lace, which has led the Athienou municipality and Kallinikio municipal museum in Athienou to offer lacemaking
These machines were responsible for taking lacemaking
from a cottage handcraft into the mechanised factory.
Their topics include ages and stages: creative participatory research with older people, social connectivity and creative approaches to dementia care: the case of a poetry intervention, integrating sense of place within new housing developments: a community-based participatory research approach, aging in place: creativity and resilience in neighborhoods, and oral histories and lacemaking
as strategies for resilience in women's craft groups.
Other material uncovered by excavations carried out by volunteers, including pupils from Stirling's Allan's Primary School, included medieval and post-medieval pottery, clay pipe fragments, modern glass, ceramics, 148 animal bones and a bone handle - thought to be French or Belgian in origin and possibly used as a tool in embroidery or lacemaking
Description: Threads of Creation: A Lacemaking
It has a fascinating past that includes smuggling, lacemaking
and Beer stone.
The 18th century is considered the golden age of lacemaking
, by which time new fabrics such as the cottons and embroidered muslins, had a major impact and influenced the development of lighter, airier lace that was popular across the world.
Songs also existed for "spinning, knitting, lacemaking
, grinding grain, churning butter and milking, all of which were women's jobs" (108).
This essay offers two case studies of current practitioners living in Western New York, with the hope of shedding light on the negotiation of meaning and aesthetics as it relates to Ireland's recent efforts to promote its lacemaking
traditions around the world.
Volume II is devoted to "Land and Labour." Entries run the gamut from details of The Lacemakers: Sketches" of Irish Character, with some Account of the Effort to Establish Lacemaking
in Ireland (1865) to selections from The Freeman's Journal concerning the Ladies Land League (1881).
Enjoy the delights of the Welsh Highland Railway, and join the experienced lace-makers, and have a go at lacemaking
When I got home, smitten with your lace imagery, I looked up lacemaking
and learned that Flemish peasants originally added it to collars and cuffs to hide the frayed edges of worn-out clothing; eventually royalty began using it to embellish their garments as well.