This year we were delighted to once again host two wonderful competitions.

Our Fashion-Able Competition is for third level textile/design students and our International Competition is for anyone and everyone interested in lacemaking using traditional techniques.

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And the 2015 winners are!

International Competition

Traditional section:

Joint 1st; Rachel McLaren, Scotland

Kenmare Needlepoint lace by Rachel McClaren, Scotland

and Marie Laurie, Australia.

Marie Laurie

Needlepoint Lace, Marie Laurie, Australia


Contemporary section:

1st place; Catherine Thomas Australia.


Needlepoint Lace, Catherine Thomas, Australia


2nd; place Ornat O’Brien, Ireland


Irish Crochet Lace, Ornat OBrien, Ireland

 Fashion-Able Competition

1st and 2nd prize

1st and 2nd prize


Ist and second prize

1st. prize, Evelina Cecekova, Mallow College of Design and Tailoring


2nd prize, Aimé Ann Maria O’Shea


2nd prize, Aimé Ann Maria O'Shea

Collar,in metal, based on needlepoint stitches


 Congratulations ladies!