Irish sewing shop to be ‘the sewing museum of the future’
A sewing workshop will be launched in Ireland in 2017, with a focus on women’s sewing, to provide a “sew museum of our times”.
Dublin-based sewing shop The Sewing Academy will be opened at the centre of the city’s city centre.
The craft workshop will feature a collection of sewing patterns, tools and sewing materials, and will be staffed by members of the female-owned and operated craft industry.
“The future of women’s employment is at risk if we don’t have a vibrant and inclusive women’s industry in Ireland,” said a statement from the project.
“In recent years, we have seen a rise in the number of women who have been forced out of the workforce, with over a quarter of women leaving the labour force within five years of leaving a job.”
We believe that the potential of women is limitless and the opportunity to become a skilled artisan can only be realised through the use of technology.
“Our aim is to help women make their mark and contribute to society, creating an inclusive space for women to meet, learn and explore their craft.”
The academy’s website is currently under construction.