History and Artistry Meet at Sheelin Lace Museum & Shop in County Fermanagh, Ireland
Close to the border with the Republic of Ireland, the town of Sheelin houses a magic place: the Sheelin Lace Museum and Shop:
Not simply a dusty collection of mouldering garments, this is a vibrant place of restoration, recreation and celebration of all things lace, particularly Irish lace.
Owner and lace expert Rosemary Cathcart not only preserves antique lace, including a stunning collection of gowns; she uses old lace as her medium, to create new pieces: jewelry, bridal hair ornaments, and other one-of-a-kind works of lace art.
Many thanks, Maire Treanor, for introducing me to Rosemary and the amazing Sheelin Museum and Shop!