Handmade with care call for submissions

***Pop-up Exhibition***
This coming Spring we will be launching a pop-up exhibition entitled ‘Handmade with Care’. We are looking for people to submit a work of handmade craft, either made by themselves or that has been held in their family as an heirloom.
If you, or anyone you know would like to have their work on display, please contact Regina on research@abbeyleixheritage.com, or fill in the contact form and I will get back to you. We are looking for things like lace, knitwear, crochet, tatting, embroidery or quilting, as well as crafts such as rushwork, wicker baskets, or hand turned wooden products. If you are unsure if your craft is suitable please do contact as us as the exhibition theme is open to interpretation.

We will also have a number of workshops and events for both children and adults during this exhibition so keep an eye out on our events page for further details.

Thank you or taking the time to visit us.

Craft Poster

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  1. Hi, i have just seen your poster for the Pop up Exhibition and am interested. I crochet and knit toys since I was a child. I come from a family that has generations of women who turned wool into things for their families and a little bit of money. I live in the Slieve Bloom mountains and have been in Laois for about 28 years..I was a member of LACA Laois Art and Craft Association.. I then helped found and run the Portlaoise Country Market that ran for a number of years. In the last year couple of years I have been involved in the Mountrath Cottage Market. I have some toys up on a Facebook page “Magical Crochet Toys”. My Mummy (who still knits and crochets away) has photos of 7 generations sitting knitting! Your exhibition sounds very interesting. Would some of my toys be of interest to you? Many thanks

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