They really are an inspiring group!

Thanks to a Chesterfield group, Rosie Gilligan is inspired to have a go at the delicate art of lacemaking.

TORCHON, Bucks Point, Carrickmacross, Idrija, Honiton…  these are just a few of the types of lace I learned about when I visited Inspired Lacemakers on their Working Day on Saturday, February 4. I’d previously met some of the group demonstrating their craft at the Harley Gallery at Welbeck, where they persuaded me to ‘have a go’ then invited me to come to the Christmas Tree Festival at Chesterfield Parish Church late last year. I arrived there and found their tree decorated with the most delicate, coloured lampshades…

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