May Sunday Session and AGM

The May Sunday Session will be replaced by our annual AGM.  Please join us for our exciting meeting in the Lucan at St. Andrew’s Church on Main Street May 24th at 2:00.  This year we will have the wonderful Irish Textile artist, Helen McAllister talking about her work and inspirations. dscf0056

As always, there will be:

Home baking, Tea and coffee, Fibre sales, Special Activities and Dr. Felt will be making a house call for all you problematic pieces of felt.  Feel free to bring along anything you have questions about.

We’d also like to do an impromptu Vessel Display, so if you have a piece, bring it along.

April Sunday Session – Polymer Clay Buttons and Beads For Felt

cuffPolymer Clay ButtonsCome join us for the April Sunday Session!  We’ll be talking about embellishing with Polymer Clay.

If you’re looking for something to jazz up your felt, this might be one of the ways to do it.

– Different types of hollow beads.

– Multi coloured buttons.

– Blending and layering clay for different effects.

It should be a great day and hopefully the sun will be shining.

This will be a demo/discussion day, not a workshop day.

10:30 am – 1:00 pm on Sunday April 12th, 2015

Feltmakers Ireland Studio – Knockmaroon Gate – Phoenix Park

€5.00 will cover coffee/tea/biscuits and utilities

Spring Magazine 2015

The latest edition of our magazine is hitting the presses as I write. One of the many benefits of membership (only €25 annually) is that you get a copy of the magazine posted to you quarterly. If you are unsure if you have renewed and you don’t get a copy of the Magazine in the post in the coming week please get in touch if you would like to stay involved.

SPRING 2015 COVER – just click on the link to see the image, Hungarian feltmakers Gabriella Kovac’s beautiful work entitled “Spring” and some very cute felted sheep by Jamie Lewis.

Sunday Session – 8th March ‘Funky Felting’

Native breeds Sunday Session. Come check out the unique qualities of the fleeces produced by diverse breeds of sheep. We are going to experiment with a selection of fibre and explore the opportunities for using different wools for different purposes sculptural felt, wearables, footwear etc. Come play with the fibre next Sunday 8th March 10.30am-12 noon

Location: Feltmakers Studio, Knockmaroon Gate, Phoenix Park, Dublin


Workshop with Leiko Uchiyama




We are delighted to announce a two day masterclass with Leiko Uchiyama  on

Sat 18th and Sun 19th April 2015 10am – 5pm at Rathmichael Church of Ireland School, Shankill, Co. Dublin.
For further information contact Christine Maxwell on 086 3640233

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday March 20th

Cost of Workshop – Members €120  Non-Members €135

Application form: Leiko Workshop

New Workshop details

Gabi's Bag

We are hosting a workshop in our studio in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 28th March with Gabi McGrath. The workshop is suitable for beginners and costs €60  – you will go home with a beautiful bag that you designed and made yourself. For more details see the application form: Gabi McGrath bagmaking workshop application (1)

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.

Workshop in Hungary

Gabriella Kovacs2Hat3

As part of our ongoing relationship with feltmakers in Hungary Gabi Mc Grath and Boro Jasko  are organising a fantastic week of workshops with Judit Pocs and Gabriella Kovacs next June in Hungary. Places will be allocated between Irish and Hungarian participants.  The cost is €220 for six days and includes accommodation and 2 x 2 days workshops. Ryanair run regular flights between Dublin and Budapest. For more information click on this link:  Felt camp, English-Tihany 2015

Congratulations to Feltmakers at Showcase

Warm congratulations to all the feltmakers at this years Showcase in the RDS – what beautiful work!

Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann

Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann


Niki Collier & Liadain Butler


Kate Ramsey (and her fab washboard)


2015 – a year of learning & creativity

We are planning a schedule of exciting workshops for the year ahead.


Our annual Basic & Beyond workshop is taking place on Saturday 24th January. Many of you who have taken this workshop know that it is a very exciting, busy and fun filled day. There are still some laces left so if you know anyone who might be interested please contact Suzanne on 085 114 6391. The full day workshop costs €65 (members) and €75 (non members) .

Felt work by tutor Gabi McGrath

Felt work by tutor Gabi McGrath

Priority for all places on workshops (apart from the Basic & Beyond) is give to members of Feltmakers Ireland. If we don’t fill the workshops (very unlikely from past experience) we then offer places to non members. Membership costs just €25 per year and as well as workshops you are eligible to take part in exhibitions and other events and you will receive a copy of our Magazine quarterly in the post. Membership runs from Jan-Jan so if you haven’t yet renewed now is the time.

April 18/19th April Bag Workshop with Leiko Uchiyama

We are delighted to welcome Leiko back for another workshops. Her classes are always very popular and book out quickly. Keep an eye out her for more details. for a selection of Leiko's beautiful bags for a selection of Leiko’s beautiful bags

July 27-29 Nancy Ballesteros  – Wearable

Nancy Apron

Nancy will be giving a two and a half day workshop making a  beautiful single or double sided ‘tabart’ style apron. Nancy is travelling from Australia where she runs  a felt supply company Treetops Colour Harmonies Nancy’s web site is a treasure trove for feltmakers and her wool and silk colour blends are beautiful. We will post more details of this workshop as soon as possible.


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


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