Participants will experience hands on masterclasses, be inspired by tours of local heritage sites and areas associated with Quaker Heritage. Thread Softly is open to anyone interested in traditional and contemporary stitch and textile art, no experience necessary.
Thread Softly is not just a festival of stitch, we wish to revive the heritage and stories associated with lace and stitch in Ireland, the old and the new. We appreciate how lace and embroidery has changed with the times, influencing today’s textile art and used in combination with other stitching. We also wish to celebrate these changing creative developments of traditional stitch.
Dates are currently provisional, keep an eye out for festival updates throughout the year.