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Finalist

ON POINTE

School

Borrisokane Community College, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary

Team

Orlagh White
Emma Connolly

Teacher

Eileen Forde

Design Description

Our design is based on the revival of old Irish craftsmanship. Many projects rely heavily on glue and we wanted to try create an outfit using traditional techniques. Throughout the process we have broadened our craft level and learned many new skills such as weaving, knotting, braiding and threading. In times gone by the lake was vital for people and how they lived, we wanted to incorporate some of the materials and techniques they used as they were vital to keep them alive. We hope to inspire more young people to learn Irish crafts by looking into the past and embracing them.

MATERIALS USED

Made from bulrushes, feathers, old custom jewellery, old ballet shoes and scraps from metal work room.

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