Filter This collection: Irish Embroidery Artists

  • Title: Irish Embroidery Artists
  • Reference Code: IE/NIVAL EA
  • Level of Description: Collection
  • Creation Dates: [1970]-2009
  • Extent And Medium: 10 boxes and 6 outsize items. Total 16 items.
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  • Repository: NIVAL

Scope and Content

This collection is a comprehensive record of the development of embroidery as an art from in Ireland. Although the earliest records date from 1905 the majority of material covers the existence of Embroidery Artists as a group from the mid 1970's to 2009. While many of the sub series relate to the internal administration of Embroidery Artists, such as correspondence, minutes of meetings, newsletters, finance and sales, others such as exhibitions, press, sampler embroidery and stitching archive, images and collection of laces provide insight into the wider development of embroidery as a contemporary art form in Ireland and examples of the specific techniques, traditions and influence of embroidery.


The archives of Embroidery Artists have been arranged into 21 sub series determined by document type or by the function which the documents supported. These sub series include Correspondence, Members, Exhibitions, Minutes of Meetings, Finance, Crafts Council of Ireland, Press, Newsletters, Sales, General Information, Sampler Embroidery Archive, Patterns, Publications, Images, Certificates, Sampler Stitching Archive, Ephemera, Framed Samplers, Collection Laces, Postcards and Mounted Sampler. The internal arrangement of these sub series has been either by chronological order, original order or alphabetical order.