Welcome to 2015!  If you are new to felt making or have seen a demonstration of this wonderful craft, you are in luck.

One again, Feltmakers Ireland will be running our annual Basic and Beyond Workshop.   You will learn how to make felt, the proper finishing of felt, reactions and shrinkage of different fibre types, as well as embellishment, 3D pieces and nuno felting.  It is always an exciting day with plenty of home baked goods and a wealth of information from our lovely instructors.

Come join us on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 – 10:00 to 5:00pm

at St. Andrew’s Church of Ireland Parish


Click the link below to print out your application.  Places are on a first come basis.  Happy Felting in 2015

2015 B&B application

Sunday Session

Come join us on Sunday for the December Session.  We will be looking at using prefelts and

needle punch for making Christmas themed items.  Knockmaroon Gate Studio from 10:30-1:00.

See you then.


Hats for the Cold Days Ahead


Vicky Blomfield

Vicky Blomfield’s hat

We have a couple of place left on the hat making workshop in our Studio on Saturday 22nd November. Cost €50 (members) of €55 non-members. Places are limited to eight so if you are interest you should contact Suzanne Phelan 085 114 6391

Our next Sunday Session

Join us in the Feltmakers studio on Sunday next, 9th November (and the second Sunday of every month)  to explore glass bead making and how they can be used in felt. We are very luck to have an expert in glass blowing to show her work making glass beads and buttons.

10.30 – 13.00 Feltmakers Studio, Knockmaroon Gate, Phoenix Park

Cost €5 includes tea & coffee

There may be traffic restrictions in the Phoenix Park

One of Nara's beautiful buttons

One of Nara’s beautiful buttons on a felt purse

Naas Felt & Fibre Exhibition

Exhibition opens tomorrow and runs for the next two weeks – well worth a visit.
Poster winter exhibition natural phenomena naas felt and fibre 2014 copy

Upcoming Workshops

We are just recovering from yet another fantastic Knitting & Stitching Show. There was huge interest in feltmaking and in our Stand. Thanks to everyone who visited.


We are delighted to announce two forthcoming workshops.


A one day Hat Making workshop in our studio on Saturday 22nd of November – perfect timing to make yourself a beautiful felt hat for the cold days ahead.  Application form below – fibre is available on the day (€3 for 50g).

Hat workshop 2014

You can find application forms her for our annual Basic & Beyond workshop in January 2015. This is always a really popular and exciting event. A great gift to yourself or a friend – or both!

2015 B&B application


Workshops with Gabi McGrath



          - 8th November: Slipper making workshop

- 15th November: Hatmaking workshop

- 22nd November: Nuno scarf workshop

Each workshop runs from 10am-5pm in Lucan,


A full day workshop cost 75 euros including materials.



Running on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm in Lucan, Co.Dublin.

Dates: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November

Themes: jewellery, Christmas decorations, 3D vessel, winter wearables

The course cost: 100 euros including materials.

For further information or to book your place contact Gabi McGrath on 0877864604 or e-mail


Sunday Session in our Studio October 12th

Join us in our studio in the Phoenix Park On Sunday October  12 (and the second Sunday of every month) for a for a morning of shared knowledge and inspiration.

Some of our members  will be showing a variety of techniques to embellish on felt – bumps, folds, nips & tucks.

Time: 10.30 – 13.00

Everyone welcome

Location: Feltmakers Studio beside the Knockmaroon Gate

Cost: €5 (includes tea/coffee)

Some traffic restrictions in the Phoenix Park Saturday 27th Sept

The exhibition opening last night was a real celebration of all the wonderful creativity in feltmaking. We hope that many of our members,  friends and supporters will get to see the exhibition over the next couple of weeks. We just wanted to draw your attention to traffic restrictions in a section of the Phoenix Park on Saturday 27th Sept for anyone intending to visit.

This only applies to one section of the Park, Farmleigh is open as are all other road except those indicated in the notice below.

Road Closure, Saturday 27th September

In order that to ensure the safety of participants in the DSPCA Event to be held on  Saturday 27th September the following restrictions will apply in the Phoenix Park on the day and for the periods hereinafter mentioned:

Roads Closure:

Ordnance Survey Road            9am – 4pm

Traffic Restrictions:

Knockmaroon Gate – Right turn only on entry to Knockmaroon Junction towards Chapelizod.


You are invited to our exhibition Opening

Feltmakers Ireland are delighted to invite all our members and friends to the opening of the exhibition ‘Common Ground’ on Thursday 25th of September in Farmeligh.

The exhibition will be opened by

Dr. Tamás Magyarics (Ambassador of Hungary),Karen Hennessy (CEO of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland) and

Gabriella McGrath (Curator, Feltmakers Ireland)

Common Ground exhibition invitation


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