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Resilient, regional and reciprocal: How tradition can inform the future of Irish textiles

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10:30 am
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€30 general public | €25 Fibreshed Ireland members
The Richmond

Fibreshed Ireland’s second annual symposium will invite us to look at the past to inform the future of soil-to-soil textiles.

Through a programme of presentations, craft demonstrations, breakout sessions and informal networking opportunities, members and friends of Fibreshed Ireland are invited to explore the history and tradition of Irish textiles.

By casting our gaze to the past, we aim to remember the practices, stories, folklore and connection to the Land that are lacking in our current globalised textile systems. By recovering this knowledge we can collectively decide what elements of our textile heritage can help us craft our future to create resilient, regional and reciprocal fibre systems.

The presentations –which will be accompanied by handspinning demonstrations– include The tradition of Irish lacemaking; The history, importance and future of the Cladóir sheep; Flax and folklore; among others. We will finish with an interactive session looking ahead at the future.

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  • Advanced booking required
  • Not suitable for children

Inclusivity by its very nature challenges norms and boundaries. It also asks us to broaden our minds and adapt to the unusual. Considering the crises we are facing in the next few decades, that is a skill set we are going to need more than ever.

Tom Watts

DCCI Head of Design | Programme Director

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