Local 3D Carrickmacross Lace artist Martha Hughes was honoured at the 2012 RDS national crafts competition last week, when she claimed 1st prize in the lace category and an engraved medal.

Not only that, but in addition, she received the Eleanor De La Branchardiere award.

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In an episode broadcast on the 2nd January 2012, Martha contributed to a profile of local fashion designer, Natalie B. Coleman.

The program looks at Natalie's unique design style and looks at how she incorporates the craft of Carrickmacross Lace into her designs. Martha discusses the unique aspects of Carrickmacross Lace and how relevant it can be to modern fashion design.

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Watch Martha's contribution to the recent TG4 documentary, 'The Wedding Veil of the Princess of Connaught' where she provides insight into the history and unique characteristics of Carrickmacross lace.

The program documented the story of the historic Carrickmacross Lace wedding veil worn by Austrailian Mary Donaldson on the occasion of her 2004 wedding to Danish crown prince Frederik.  

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