UPDATE: 50 Shades of Grey – 3 Day Workshop with Wendy Bailye

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50 Shades of Grey 3 Day Workshop with Wendy Bailye

This class is a process/sample -oriented workshop designed to develop your felt making skills in a playful, experimental manner. You will learn about mixing and matching fibres and fabrics and learn a multitude of techniques that extend your textural skills.

UPDATE: Venue is as follows: Portmarnock Parish Centre, Strand Road, Portmarnock
Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018

Application Form

 

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Save the Date Sunday June 10

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Sunday Session June 10

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Don’t Forget Feltmakers Ireland Annual General Meeting 20th May

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Feltmakers Ireland will hold their AGM on 20th May 2018 in St Andrew’s Parish Hall, Lucan 20th May 2018. Guest Speaker will be Nessa Mc Cormack. The meeting starts at 2.30pm sharp with the opening speeches.

An exciting feature of the meeting this year is our “Swap or sell your Stash Stall”, we have all gathered too much fibre, fabric, yarn and other bits and pieces. Members are invited to bring their extra stash along priced, and we will sell it for you or make a swap.

We will have all our fibre on sale as well including some of the beautiful PIKU Finnwool that was used in the recent Gladys Paulus Workshop.

Don’t forget to bring along some of your recent creations for the Exhibition Table and Baked Goods are always welcome to have with tea and coffee afterwards.

Anyone who hasn’t renewed their membership we will accept payment on the day the rate remains €25 until end of the year.

Enquiries to Suzanne tel; 085 1146391 or Christine 086 3640233

A Touch Of Red Exhibition Accepting Entries

Joint Exhibition with Finnish Felt Association Filtti and Feltmakers
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“A Touch of Red”

Feltmakers Ireland are delighted to announce a joint exhibition with the Finnish Feltmakers
Association which will take place in Jämsä a small town in Central Finland from the 1st July to 4th August inc. The opening will take place at 4pm on 30th June. The gallery is an old bank building overt two floors in the town centre.

Entries
Application for entries will close on 15 March 2019 for the initial round. Anyone wishing to enter the
competition will be asked to submit photographs of their entry with an application form. Those
selected for independent adjudication will be informed by mid April they must submit their pieces
ready for transportation by 30th April 2019.

Entries are restricted to members of Feltmakers Ireland.
Cost
Submission fee €20 per piece, €35 two or more. Payment on 2nd round.
Exhibition Terms
1. Who can take part?
All current members of Feltmakers Ireland and feltmakers from Finland
2. What are the conditions of entry?
1 The work can take the form of literal or abstract interpretation, functional and non-functional.
Wearable and non-wearable.
2 The work must be original and predominantly made using the technique of felt, all hand-made felting
technique are accepted.
3 Other textile techniques (as well as non-textile media) may be included, though handmade felting
techniques must be principal one.
4 The work must be personally hand-made and after January 2018.
5 Work done during courses or under the guidance of teachers is not allowed.
6 The exhibition will be mounted in Jämsä a small town in Central Finland from the 1st July to 4th August 2019 inc.
7 Each entrant may submit up to three pieces of work
NB There is no restriction on size or other materials except that the pieces must be suitable to be
transported by courier to Finland and there can be no glass.

Application Form

 

Workshop with Annemie Koenen – ‘Surface Structures in Felt’

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This is a fab opportunity to learn from an international tutor of some repute!
 
www.annemiekoenen.nl/  see also her FB page where you can see outcomes from her workshops!
Dates: Oct 12,13 14 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2018  Time: 9.15 – 16.30


Venue: Killicomaine Community Hall, 2 Festival Road, Portadown BT63 5HE
Cost: £155 per person.
Spaces will be filled upon receipt of your payment – ASAP please by cheque made out to me @ 7 Roughan Road, Stewartstown
Co Tyrone. BT71 5PU
Annemie works with her own wool (rainbow wool merino 19micron and wool with silk)
which you will be able to purchase – cost £10 – £20 approx depending on your product and layout.
This workshop will be on surface decoration – scarves, collars, hats
Please see HERE for additional information.

Reminder: A Day In the Studio

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A reminder that applications are still open for this fantastic session. Come and learn to make a cover for your iPad or other electronic device.

 We will use a resist, make a reinforced cover with a felt button fastening.

 For a place, email Vicky vickyblomfield@hotmail.co.uk. First come basis.

 Cost: €45

Date: Saturday April 7th 10 to 4.

Venue: Feltmakers Studio, Phoenix Park, near the Knockmaroon Gate.

Materials are not included, although there will be fibre for purchase. A materials list will be sent prior to the course but nothing hard to find.

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A Day In the Studio

Come and learn to make a cover for your iPad or other electronic device.

 We will use a resist, make a reinforced cover with a felt button fastening.

 For a place, email Vicky vickyblomfield@hotmail.co.uk. First come basis.

 Cost: €45

Date: Saturday April 7th 10 to 4.

Venue: Feltmakers Studio, Phoenix Park, near the Knockmaroon Gate.

Materials are not included, although there will be fibre for purchase. A materials list will be sent prior to the course but nothing hard to find.

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A day in the studio

 Come and learn to make a cover for your iPad or other electronic device.

 We will use a resist, make a reinforced cover with a felt button fastening.

 Cost: €45

Date: Saturday April 7th 10 to 4.

Venue: Feltmakers Studio, Phoenix Park, near the Knockmaroon Gate.

Materials are not included, although there will be fibre to purchase. A materials list will be sent prior to the course.

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Sunday Session 11th February

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Hello Feltmakers,

Please note that the upcoming Sunday session for the 11th of February will focus on the Burren technique. See the picture for an example of this method.

More details to follow.

Hope to see you there.