Category Archives: irish countrywomen’s association

A Revival Every Generation

(Irish crochet lace from the 19th century.) (Venetian needlepoint lace from the 17th century.) In the last post, while comparing Micks’ account of the need for a craft regeneration project in around 1900, with the ICA’s similar project in around … Continue reading

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Micks and Machines

This quote is from the first annual report of the CDB, written in 1892, by William Lawson Micks (see this link too). “The aiding and developing of spinning, weaving, knitting, and other industrial handicrafts must be recognised, even after a little … Continue reading

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