Photos of workshops 2012

Upcoming Clones Irish Crochet Lace workshops

with Máire Treanor:


The Constant Knitter, Francis Street, Dublin

September 7th 2013


Bolsena Ricama, Italy

12-15 September 2013


Loza Wool, Clondalkin Dublin

October 5th 2013

Our Lady’s Island, Rosslare, Wexford

October 12 2013

more to follow…

24th Clones Lace Summerschool

will take place in Clones County Monaghan Ireland on June 11-15 2014

Guest tutors will be

Máire Treanor,

teaching Clones Irish Crochet Lace


Galina Boltaynska, Moscow,

teaching Modern Eastern European Irish Crochet.

Máire Treanor will also host

5th Annual Beginners and Master Class

in Lacis, Berkeley SFO

July 22 – 25th 2014

Máire hopes to teach in other venues in the States at this time.

 A wonderful week in Colpo Bretagne, France Septembre 2012

Stalls in Penmarch, where hand crocheted Irish Crochet lace (Picot Bigoudin) is sold between May – June each year

Stall owners – dentellieres -Mme Talbot, Mme le Floch, et Francine…

Mme Talbot in Penmarch

Simone Feunteuna in Penmarch’

Simone teaches Picot Bigouden

in several venues in Bretagne

And she organised my workshop in

Colpo in September 2012. She also organised a

special exhibition of 3 samples of Irish Crochet lace at the

Festival Dentellier de Bretagne a Colpo, Bretagne

 – Irish Irish Crochet, represented by me – Máire Treanor

– Orvieto Irish Crochet, represented by Loretta Lovisa

and Breton Irish Crochet or Picot Bigouden, represented by Simone Feunteuna and her volunteers.

Loretta Lovisa et Maire Treanor at Festival Dentellier de Bretagne a Colpo, Bretagne

Septembre 2012

Dentelle Irlandais had a special room where Clones Irish Crochet,

Picot Bigouden de Bretagne and Orvieto Crochet lace were displayed and demonstrated!

I model my Burano Clones Lace mask in Lacis workshop July 2012.

The pattern for this mask is in Crochet Traditions Summer 2012 and is available as a free download with my Interweave Dvd on Irish Crochet and Clones Lace.

Tour of States 2012

I have just returned from a marvelous tour of the States. I will post up some of the photos taken in Lacis Berkeley SFO, Loveland CO, Cape Cod and Chicagoland over the next few days.

Sharon modelling Olga’s top in Chicago Aug ’12

Clones Lace Summer Workshop 

Clones, County Monaghan Ireland

June 5-9 2013

Places limited, so early booking advised.  Antonina Kuznetsova from Ukraine, a master of modern Irish Crochet with be a guest tutor!

Photos of 2012 Summer workshop, where Olga Krivenko was a guest tutor!

Máire Treanor also tutored and organised the course!

Model – Sasha. See MOD Zhurnal 555 for directions on this faboulous

jacket!!! I will find out the name of the designer!!!

Clones Lace Workshops:

An Cultúrlann, Béal Féirste (Belfast)

Aibreán 14 agus 21  2012

Ríomhphoist go:/ Email:

 Bhí an chéad cheardlann den bhliain agam sa Chultúrlann,

An Ceathrú Gaeltachta, Béal Feirste inné.

Beidh mé ann an tseachtain seo chugainn arís.

Loza Wool, Clondalkin, Dublin 2012

Book a place with

The date of this workshop will be changed to another date, possibly in June 2012

The Constant Knitter May 26th 2012

88 Francis St


Next workshops Sept 29th and Oct 27th 2012

The International Quilters Festival

Galway June 8-10th 2012

I will be giving two 3 hour workshops at the festival.

If you are interested in attending, please google the festival.

22nd Annual

Clones Lace Summer Workshop

June 27- July 1st 2012

in Ulster Canal Stores, Clones.

This year (2012) we will have a special guest tutor Olga Krivenko (Olgemini) visiting Clones for the Summerschool. She will return to Russia after the Summer school. Olga is a Master in modern Irish Crochet and her  designs are featured regularly in Zhurnal Mod.

In 2013 we hope to have Antonina Kuznetsova, whose designs in Duplet  in the 1990s and 2000s have stimulated great interest in Modern Irish Crochet in Eastern Europe.

If you would like to book a place in the summerschool, you can contact me at

Clones Lace Master class

July 11 – 14th 2012

in Lacis, Berkeley SFO

July 21-22, I will teach a workshop in

Minneapolis/St Paul

hosted by Cornelia Griffin of Bella Lana

Workshops in Boston area:_

Webs LYS Northampton

July 28th – Booksigning/ demo of Irish Crochet

August 1+2 –  workshops in the Cape area

More details to follow! 

Chicago August 4-5

hosted by Amy Steinmetz

North west Chicago Crochet Guild

Festival Dentellier de Bretagne

Colpo, Bretagne France  Septembre 2012

Irish Crochet workshop 1-2 Septembre

Irish Crochet Workshop

Saturday  22 September 2012

Cliffoney, Co Sligo

Talk on history of Cliffoney Crochet by John Daly, son of  Tessie Daly

West Cheshire,  UK  5-7 October 2012

More details of the above courses to follow in the coming months or by emailing me at

Email me personally at for more details

Workshop in Wexford town

October 13th 2012 – confirmed – contact details to follow

Irish Crochtet Workshop with

Guild of Irish Lace Makers

in Autumn 2012

More details later

Mulranny, Co Mayo

A beautiful venue on the rugged west coast of Ireland,

set in the Mayo Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking area)

Irish Crochet workshop

April 13-14 2013

More details and photos to follow….

EiIeen and Kate Jones July 2009

Naomi’s doilie 2009

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Suzanne Bruno on July 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Hello Maire,

    I know you are still in the states traveling but the leather handbag handles are Grayson E leather handles. My green set are the small rolled. They are all over the internet and fairly easy to locate on line. Your class was wonderful and humbling….I have so much to learn and can’t wait to do more of this wonderful Irish Crochet.



  2. Posted by Mirjana on July 20, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Hi Maire.I am Mirjana Hamill who attended your workshop in Rathfarnam Castle last May and was vounteering at the lace exhibition there.I got interested in lace and because I am a Croatian national living in Ireland I would like to introduce Croatian lace to Ireland and vice versa.The center for Croatian bobbin lace is in Lepoglava, a small town north of Zagreb and there is an International Festival of Lace in September, this year from the 25 th .I wonder, would you be interested in attending and learning more about Croatian lace.For this year the invitation is informal but if you are interested you can get a formal invitation to attend next year. Please, write back to me so that I can notify the organisers who would be interested in exhibiting Irish lace.I would also need your number, e- mail address and a fax number.Greetings, Mirjana C.Hamill


    • Posted by cloneslace on July 23, 2011 at 6:20 am

      Hi Mirjana
      I would be very interested in attending your festival in Croatia next year. Unfortunately I cannot attend this year, as I am in the States at present. Please email me privately at


  3. Do you have workshop by email?
    Please let me know to my addres


  4. Posted by Barbara Bona on March 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

    How do I go about about purchasing your book?
    Barb Bona


    • Posted by cloneslace on March 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

      Hi Barbara
      You can order my book through
      Good luck with it.
      Good to hear from you:) What part of the States do you live in?


      • Posted by Barb Bona on March 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm

        I live in NH and just received your book. I am excited to start but really wish you were coming back to NH soon so that I could learn in a class.

  5. Hi,

    I just want to be sure I understand things properly. Is the St. Paul workshop taking place on July 11-14 as well? I would really like to attend that one! Do you have any more details?




    • Posted by cloneslace on May 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Cheryl

      I will get more details for you as soon as possible. I have separated the workshops out a bit more, so that there isn’t a misunderstanding. I will be in Lacis from July 11-14. Then I will fly to Minneapolis the following week. As far as I know, Cornelia hasn’t set a date yet, but it wouldn’t do any harm to put a fire under her:) Her email address is:

      Where do you live?



  6. Congratulations Maire, do you rembember a trip in Bretain a long time ago ? I’m France CAILLARD in Le GUILVINEC and and I’m a teacher of Irish lace twenty five years long. I’ begining the lessons on the 6th of October. this year. Happy to hear to you tne next days. Friendly. France Caillard


    • Posted by cloneslace on October 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Hi France
      I was in Brittany last September again. I have some photos on my blog. I taught a class in Colpo and attended a festival in Colpo the following weekend. I would have loved to have met you, but I had lost contact with you. If I am there again, I will definitely contact you again. Do you know Helene Laterre? I still have a crocheted flower that you sent me for New Years in 2003.
      A bientot


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