Wednesday 24 January 2018

ICA ladies show off their crafting talents

The ladies of Wicklow's ICA guilds put all their many talents to the test at the ICA arts and crafts night in the Woodenbridge Hotel recently.

There was a huge number of entries across all categories, including knitting, crochet, dressmaking, macramé and patchwork in the craft section, and photography, flower arranging, handmade jewellery and impromptu speaking in the arts section.

There was a delicious aroma of freshly made bread floating around the produce section while some beautiful cards le Gaeilge wowed in the Comórtas Gaeilge.

With a massively high standard of entry, the judges' decisions were incredibly difficult to make.

The Irene Hynes Cup for a hand-knitted handbag was won by Josie Flynn of Delgany Guild while the Molly Moore Rosebowl for a crochet hat and scarf was won by her fellow guild member Máire Morrissey. The Rhoda Byrne Trophy was won by Mary O'Neill of Newtowntownmountkennedy Guild with her macramé handbag. Patricia Finnerty from Bray/Ballywaltrim won the Pat Hurley Trophy with her patchwork cushion and fellow Bray member Pearl Pryer won the Rosaleen O'Regan Trophy with her best dressed doll.

Kathleen McAllister from Ballycoog Guild won the Sheila O'Toole Cup in the Make and Model Category. Susanna Braswell from the Wicklow Town Guild was the winner of The Annie Holt Trophy for impromptu speaking and the Sadie Ryan Trophy for handmade jewellery while fellow Wicklow Town member Christina Morley won the Tinahely Show Cup for flower arranging.

The Lillian Dempsey Cup for photography was won by Wanda McCamley from Delgany Guild, while fellow guild member Roma Hennessy won the Nolan Cup with her white soda bread and Margaret Condon from the Ashford Guild won the Comórtas Gaeilge with her handmade card.

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