Book Launch: Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet 3rd ed

Màire Treanor’s new edition of Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet (3rd edition) is available at the IOLI convention booth and on our Shopify site.

The book details the story of Irish Crochet and its unique interpretation by the Clones lacemakers. The secrets unfold through detailed instructions, traditional motifs and patterns with the temptation to be challenged by the creative aspects of this Irish lace.

This edition is in full color and all motifs have been diagrammed. The history of Clones has been updated with new discoveries and plenty of new photos. 200 pages (previous edition 125 pages)

For related items, please visit our Irish Lace Collection on Shopify.

Opportunity for Irish Crochet Workshop with International Expert

We are pleased to be working with Máire Treanor to present new online workshops for Irish Crochet. Please share your interest and level (beginner, improver, advanced) by email to or via Facebook message. This will help us structure the sessions appropriately.

Máire Treanor lives in Clones, Ireland and has been researching and designing Clones Irish Crochet Lace since the late 1980s. Her book ‘Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet’ was first published in 2002, republished by Lacis in Berkeley, CA in 2010. She has been travelling to the States since 1999, and is a regular tutor with Lacis. She is part of a local group of volunteers who have been organizing the International Clones Lace Summer School since 1990. The 30th International Summer School is scheduled for June 2021, due to travel restrictions. Máire is also a regular contributor to Piecework magazine.