It seems as though Ann Peebles has always sewn, but it was not until 2003, when her granddaughters were very small, that she became interested in fine sewing. Ann was introduced to Carrickmacross lace in 2012 and shortly thereafter designed a child’s collar for the 2013 SAGA Design Show. It was awarded Best of Show. Ann furthered her skills by traveling to Ireland where she met and was taught by an award-winning Irish lace maker, Mary O’Neill. Mary has continued to mentor Ann in her lace-making proficiencies.