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

Sunday Session September 14th

Join us in our studio in the Phoenix Park tomorrow September 14 (and the second Sunday of every month) for a for a morning of shared knowledge and inspiration.

Tomorrow Fabienne Herbert will be showing some of her printed textile work and other members of Fektmakers Ireland will be talking about printing techniques on felt.


Time: 10.30 – 13.00

Location: Feltmakers Studio beside the Knockmaroon Gate

Cost: €5 (includes tea/coffee)

‘Common Ground’ building bridges through feltmaking

Plans are well underway for our next exhibition to open in Farmleigh on September 25th. curated by Gabriella McGrath. Your invitation will be posted shortly.  I hope you will be able to join us.

Common Ground (1)

Workshops with Nessa McCormack

Felt Making Classes – Textile Art

Ancient techniques and contemporary designs in Felt making

Nessa2Weekly classes will begin on Tuesday 9th September in Kilpedder, co. Wicklow, (near Greystones) 10.30 til 1 pm. ( other class times available on request).

We will experiment with a range of felt making techniques including Nuno, Shibori, and working with templates to make beautiful vessels, bags or any 3D shape that can be applied to felt to create striking three-dimensional effects in your felted fabric. The main focus is on experimentation and discovery.

Inspired by beauty in simple form, Nessa’s style brings together her love and fascination of the natural world and felt making in sculptural form.

Nessa has been exploring and teaching shibori and nuno felting techniques in her more recent works and is particularly interested in the contemporary approach of binding metal pieces with delicate fibres such as silk and lace with wool.

These classes are suitable for beginner to advanced felt-makers of all levels

classes cost €25 and include coffee, tea and cake.

Contact Nessa McCormack at, 086 6022511,

Tea Pot Workshop with Pamela MacGregor

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It was a quick fill on the places for the Pam MacGregor workshops.  We do have a couple place open on the Tea Pot workshop at this time.  Don’t miss your opportunity to learn many new and inspiring techniques with Pam as she shows us how to make truly substantial and beautiful vessels that can be used with any other project.  Hope to see you at one of these wonderful workshops. for applicants.

Just to announce that the Techniques Workshop is filled  with a few on the wait list.  This workshop is closed to new applicants.

Open Studio for Heritage Week

Hardworking team at the studio yesterday revamping the studio in preparation for our Open Dayfor Heritage Week on Sunday 31st of August. Come and join us from 2pm when we will be feltbombing the studio joined by members of the Weavers & Spinners and some very special surprise guests. Thanks to the work team of Suzanne Phelan, Misha Markova, Anne Walshe, Kay McKenna, Christine Maxwell, Clodagh MacDonagh and Sheila Ahern – fantastic job and the studio is looking fab.

From the Heritage Week website:

Textile Totems – feltmaking in the Park

Event Details

Come and join us for our open studio day where our textile artists will be making felted panels to adorn the outside of our studio, join in and learn an exciting new craft!

Event Type: Culture

Primary Category: Traditional Skills

Additional Details: Felt making is going through a very exciting time in Ireland presently with many textile artists taking an ancient craft and creating new possibilities in the medium of textile design.


31st August 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM

Venue Name: Feltmakers Ireland Studio, Knockmaroon Gate,

Reminder of exhibition deadline – August 15th


Would you like to have your work exhibited in Farmleigh?

There is one week left until the deadline for photo submissions for our forthcoming exhibition – ‘Common Ground’  – so no pressure! You may have a piece you have already made in the past 18 months that suits the exhibition brief. You can submit up to three pieces. The rules for submission are in an earlier post and the latest issue of our magazine. Application form below.


Common Ground exhibition application form 2014

Pam McGregor Workshops

We are so pleased to announce that Pamela MacGregor will be joining us for 2 fantastic workshops in October.  We are privileged to be using the Cow Shed Studio at Farmleigh  for both of these workshops.  Located in the beautiful Phoenix Park, Dublin. Techniques Sample






The first will be the Techniques Workshop that will explore innovative as well as traditional wet felting techniques.  They will be neatly bound into  a beautiful sample book. You will make many felt samples using traditional and non-traditional methods.  Each felt sample will be as unique as it’s maker.  This class will give you a solid base in felting techniques that can be applied to your future two or three dimensional felting projects.

Friday October 3 – Sunday October 5, 2014  – Click on the link below to download the application.

PamMcGregor application


This special Felted Teapot class will cover the basics for making and sculpting felt vessels with a focus on creating a beautiful, although, non functional tea pot.  We will have time to discuss many of the possibilities and combinations for making any teapot including handles, feet and stoppers.  The rating for this class is intermediate to advanced.

Saturday October 11 – Monday October 13, 2014  –  Click on link below to download the application.

Pam MacGregor Teapot application


Each 3 day workshop will cost 150.00 euro.  This price does not include your fibre.  Please contact Holly Angle for any questions you might have.  More details are on the application forms. All applications need to be received by August 20, 2014   These workshops have been supported by the Network Support Scheme of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the venue provided by the OPW


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