Felt and Fibre exhibition in Naas

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Don’t miss this lovely exhibition in Naas with some very talented feltmakers.


Sunday Session 13th April 2014


Join us next Sunday from 10.30 – 13.00 in our studio in the Phoenix Park when one of our very talented members Asta Gauronskyte will be showing us her felted handbags, and a selection of other pieces for us among  which will be  a beautiful halterneck  felted dress, with a felted lily tie detail at the back. She will demonstrate the making of her felted lily for us.
The Sessions are open to all and there is a €5 charge for tea/coffee/bikkies/overheads etc.

Hat Workshop in Carlow

Fekltmaker Nicola Brown is organising a workshop with Dawn Edwards from the US next month. This is Dawn’s second time to teach in Ireland and there were some gorgeous results from her last workshop here.

Dawn Edwards Flyer

Sunday Session March 9th 2014


P1020196Come and join us in the Feltmakers studio in the Phoenix Park next Sunday March 9th from 10.30 – 13.00. We will be looking at the designs and skills from the wonderful workshop that was held recently with Gabriella Kovacs.


Sneak Preview of our exhibition in Farmleigh, Dublin

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Installation of the exhibition in progress. Come visit us in Farmleigh over the next three day Friday 28th Feb – Sunday 2nd March. Prepare to be amazed at the range of hats made by our members.

Hats Off in Farmleigh



Plans are well under way for our exhibition of handmade felt hats in the beautiful location of Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. Many thanks to the OPW for their support with this project.

From their website:

Feltmakers Ireland in association with the Office of Public Works presents  “Hats Off in Farmleigh” - an exhibition of work by Feltmakers Ireland.  Also featuring a beautiful film on feltmaking made by internationally famous Hungarian Felt Artist - Judit Pocs.

There will be short talks every day, during the exhibition, on Feltmakers Ireland and the craft of felt.  Feltmakers Ireland was founded in May 2003. The association provides workshops with national and international tutors, exhibitions and information about the craft. This exhibition is a showcase of the amazing felted hats our members have designed and made.

The exhibition runs from 28th February till 2nd March. Opening hours from 10am – 5pm. 

Admission free.

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Sunday Session 9th February 2014

IMG_6741Ever wondered if a birds nesting ‘box’ could be made in felt? Anne Walsh has been experimenting with the idea using the techniques she learnt from Pam McGregor last year in Amsterdam. She doesn’t claim that the vessels will work as bird nest sites or feeding stations (that’s up to the birds) but they can be pretty and the techniques would work for many sculptural forms.

Come and join us on Sunday next, 9th February, in the Feltmakers Studio in the Phoenix Park (beside Knockmaroon Gate)from 10.30-13.00

Call for Submissions from members “Hats Off in Farmleigh”

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Hat by Maureen Cromer

Feltmakers Ireland are presenting a “pop up” exhibition of felt hats made by our members in Farmleigh during the forthcoming workshop with Gabriella Kovacs. The exhibition will take place from 28h February till 2nd March. If you would like to be included in the exhibition please bring along your hat to our studio for the Sunday Session on February 9th.  If you can’t make it that day you can post (or deliver) your hat to Sheila Ahern, The Cottage, Strawberry Beds, Dublin 20 to arrive by 10th February (sheilaahern@gmail.com). Alternatively you could deliver to Holly Angle in Terenure, Dublin (email in advance to arrange hollyangle1@gmail.com) Please make sure your name is attached to your hat and if would like it to be returned by post that you include stamps for the cost and a return package. You can collect your hat after the exhibition at our Sunday Session on March 9th.  Please include any hat stand or hat block you have with you submission. 



Sheila Ahern


Vicky Blomfield

Vicky Blomfield



Holly Angle

Holly Angle


Application form for Gabriella Kovacs workshop

If you are interested in applying for a place on this workshop please print and complete the application form below and post it to Gabi McGrath with a cheque/postal order for full payment. We are able to offer this workshop at a really good price due to the support of the OPW’s assistance with the venue. Priority is given to fully paid up members of Feltmakers Ireland, you can renew/sign up for membership at the time of application and this will qualify you to be included should the workshop be oversubscribed.


All membership is due for renewal as of the 1st of January 2014. Membership costs €25 per year and you receive a full colour quarterly magazine by post, reduced fees for all our workshops and the opportunity to participate in our many exhibitions and events. So renew or apply for membership now and don’t miss out on upcoming opportunities. Our current magazine should have arrived in your postbox this week and has some fantastic articles and information for anyone interested in feltmaking.


Gabriella Kovacs application

Workshop with Gabriella Kovacs


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We are delight to welcome Hungarian textile artist Gabriella Kovacs to Ireland to give a three day workshop in the beautiful setting of Farmleigh in Dublin on Feb 28, March 1st and 2nd. Cost for the three day workshop €120. During the workshop we will be felting a three dimensional object  - participants can choose from a wide variety of items a tea cozy,  a small bag or any type  holders.  We will work on design when everyone draws the shape of their own shape, which can be abstract or symbolic origin.  Application forms with more details will be available here very very shortly…….

Gabriella Kovacs


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