“Scéalta í Snáithe, Stories in Threads”

4th – 29th September, 2018

The group TRANSFORM wishes to tell of their experiences of work and family life and of the natural and social environment in which we live. To absorb these influences, one becomes very observant and good at listening in order to illustrate our work through the medium of cloth, stitch and dye.  The Heritage Town of Abbeyleix is such a suitable venue.  It’s history, architecture and agricultural landscape all encourage our curiosity and stimulate creativity.

The work on display includes framed pieces, wall hangings and 3D objects, many relating to Abbeyleix.


We are a group of nine textile makers from all parts of Ireland and have been meeting regularly for six years. We have varied skills in textiles: lace making, embroidery, felting, book making, mixed media, dyeing and quilt making. We share our knowledge and that is motivating also. Members’ work is regularly included in other exhibitions including the RDS National Craft Awards, ‘Echoes’ at Castletown House in Kildare and recently at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.


The library is inviting submissions from artists, photographers and sculptors who would like to book an exhibition space in the gallery for 2019. Please call in to the library to pick up an exhibition application form and chat to our staff about using the gallery.