Wrist Warmers…Fingerless Gloves…Gauntlets….Pulse Warmers…Mittens
They have many different names but they all keep your hands toasty warm in winter. Everyone is welcome to join us next Sunday 8th December when we will demonstrate how to make felt fingerless gloves. Come along to our studio in the Phoenix Park from 10.30 – 13.00. The studio is situated near the Knockmaroon Gate of the Park.
Gloves in the making
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on December 2, 2013
The Naas Felt & Fibre group are holding their annual exhibition from next Tuesday 26th November – click here for your invitation. Everyone welcome.
invitation for our annual exhibition in McAuley place
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on November 21, 2013
If you are in Dublin between now and 24 November you should go to see an exhibition of our members, Joanna Kidney. She works with felt in a unique and imaginative way.
Dig, undig, redig, Joanna Kidney,
RHA Atrium, 5 Sept-24 Nov.
Drawing plays a central role in Joanna Kidney’s practice. It is drawing’s inherent characteristics; immediacy, open endedness, spontaneity, technical diversity and rawness, that pull Kidney back again and again to make drawing based work. Dig, undig, redig focuses on the expansion of drawing in a space. It presents two works: Everything and everywhere, a wall based assemblage comprised of over a thousand felt forms and monotypes on paper and Naveander, a linear, constructed drawing utilising corner, wall and floor.
An intuitive engagement with the material and process of felt, the oldest form of fabric known to mankind, is fundamental to this work. Notions of the relationship between the subconscious, memory and intuition are raised rather than conclusions sought. With an open-ended approach to making spatial drawings, Kidney seeks out the vitality of the artwork; digging to both create and reveal it.
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on November 17, 2013
This Sunday we will be looking at some interesting and quirky Christmas decorations – it may be only November but it’s time to get working on all those felted Christmas gifts.
Everyone is welcome to our Studio (at the Knockmaroon Gate of the Phoenix Park, Dublin) from 10.30 to 13.00. Pic is of some beautiful felt decorations made by Nessa McCormack
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on November 8, 2013
Our quarterly magazine arrived in the post this morning. The front and back covers show a collage of many of the international tutors who have visited Ireland and shared their skills with us over the past 10 years. Our magazine is full of information about all aspects of feltmaking in Ireland and beyond including a list of suppliers of feltmaking materials. The magazine is posted to all our members quarterly. Membership costs €25 annually and has many other benefits as well as the magazine and is excellent value.
Congratulations to our valued committee member, and the designer of the magazine, Gina Faustino, who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy three week ago – and still managed to complete work on the layout! Congratulations also to dad Aonghus and big brother Elias.
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on November 5, 2013
Anyone interested in taking part in our Basic & Beyond workshop can open and print the application form and send it off to Maureen with a cheque, all the details are on the form. It’s a busy and creative day shared with lots of enthusiastic feltmakers. All materials for the day are supplied . It would make a lovely Christmas present for someone.
B&B 2014 application
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on November 4, 2013
It’s Autumn so time for the Knitting & Stitching Show.
If you are planning to come to the Knitting & Stitching show in the RDS in Dublin please drop by our stand and say hello. We are situated on the back wall stand E55 where there is a selection from our recent exhibition “Origins: Felt in the Natural World” and ongoing demonstrations of feltmaking. We also have some gorgeous fine merino fibre from the Italian supplier DHG http://www.dhgshop.it - we are selling a large range of their beautiful wool at near cost price as a service to our members, we are also selling the off cuts of soap from Baresential, a company that make beautiful pure soap, the shavings are ideal for feltmaking and are also available at our stand http://www.baressential.ie/
Gabi, Christine, Holly & Misha preparing the packs for the Learning Curve
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on October 30, 2013
Next Sunday we will be sharing ideas about the work that was made at the three day workshop with Catherine O’Leary. Next Sunday 13th October from 10.30-1.00 in our studio at the Knockmaroon Gate of the Phoenix Park. Everyone welcome
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on October 8, 2013
Recession Session – Hat Making
Get ready for cooler weather with a class in felt hat making. Learn to make wonderful felt hats for the first time or refine your skills and finishing techniques.
Saturday – September 21, 2013 – 2 spots left
10:00 – 16:00 – at the Feltmakers Ireland Studio, Knockmaroon Gate, Phoenix Park, Dublin
€40.00 – Does not include your fibre.
Places are limited. Book with Holly Angle 085 1452288 or email@example.com
Recession Sessions are for Feltmakers Ireland Members Only. You can join on the day.
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on September 21, 2013
Join in an adventure of making wonderful cloth and paper samples for a one day workshop. The aim of the session is on 08to extract colours from natural materials using a variety of eco dyeing and printing techniques. Suitable for dyeing novices as well as for those who want to improve their skills.
The workshop will be held on two separate dates:
Saturday October 12, 2013
Saturday October 26, 2013
10:00 – 16:00 at the Feltmakers Ireland studio, Knockmaroon Gate, Phoenix Park, Dublin
€40 – does not include your fabric samples
To book a place contact Mishá Markova on 085 1325622
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on September 19, 2013