My name is Rosie Finnegan-Bell and I am a native of lovely South Armagh and live in my family homeplace in Culloville, an area which has a long and illustrious tradition of Carrickmacross lace-making. I am a fourth generation Lacemaker and I’m really deeply proud of the fact that I come from a long line of Lacemakers. I make lace on a part-time basis and work under my own label Lace, Love & Forget-me-nots and spend the remainder of my spare time researching the history of Lace-making in our area. I am currently working on an article about the history of Carrickmacross Lace in Ireland for The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of World Textiles due to launch in 2023. I am also a founding member and Chairperson of the South Armagh Lace Collective which is a community group dedicated to promoting our rich history and tradition of lace-making and I’ve been heavily involved in coordinating the groups activities. As a lace-maker, I create my own designs which are often quite contemporary but with a nod to the past. My goal is to expand my own practice and I recently exhibited a piece in an international exhibition called “The Space Between” in Galway which was curated by Fiona Harrington in partnership with the Headford Lace Project. I would appreciate the opportunity to network with more like-minded creatives.
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