Irish Embroidery – No. 4
This film covers the history of Irish embroidery, with detailed work sequences and is a sequel to “Irish Lace”, as many techniques are shared. This film shows us the range of Irish needle work. In Mount Charles, Co. Donegal, we meet the last embroidery agent Jack Furey, and in Co. Down visit Thomas Ferguson, who operates a century-old Swiss embroidery machine. Experts demonstrate Ayrshire work, sprigging, & drawn thread work, and examples of Mountmellick work, & 18th. Century sampler making. In Newry’s Convent of Mercy, we see a magnificent altar cloth in embroidered ‘cut-work’, designed by Sister Camillus in the 1920s. Made in 1989.
Commentary- Linda Ballard; Music- Maurice Roycroft; Running time – 26 minutes