Upcoming Sunday Sessions

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Following today’s successful Sunday session we are pleased to announce the following two Sunday sessions.

March 12

Cobweb Felting

April 9th 

Show and Tell from Dagmar Binder Workshop

Please note that Sunday sessions always take place on the second Sunday of each month from 10:30 to 13:00. There is no Sunday session in May as that’s when we have our AGM. This year the AGM is on May 21st in Lucan.

Reminder: Upcoming Events

May 21st AGM and Tea Party

Feltmakers Ireland Annual General Meeting is taking place on the 21st of May. The meeting is located at St. Andrew’s Church, Lucan. The AGM runs from 2-5pm. This year’s theme is ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’, so bring a hat and a cake and let’s have some fun! Looking forward to seeing you all there.

June 11 Gabi McGreath Felt Lamp Workshop

Following the Sunday Session on the 11th of June, .Gabi McGrath will be hosting a felt lamp workshop  Please contact Gabi directly if you’re interested in attending the afternoon session: M: 0877864604 or email gabi.mcgrath@gmail.com.

Details are as follows:

Gabi will do a demonstration at the Sunday Session from 10.30-1:00pm and then a workshop from 1.30-4.30 pm.

The workshop including materials will cost 35 euros per person. Participants attending the morning and afternoon session should bring packed lunch with them.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

ATTENTION: June 11 Sunday Session

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Following the Sunday Session on the 11th of June, .Gabi McGrath will be hosting a felt lamp workshop  Please contact Gabi directly if you’re interested in attending the afternoon session: M: 0877864604 or email gabi.mcgrath@gmail.com.

Details are as follows:

Gabi will do a demonstration at the Sunday Session from 10.30-1:00pm and then a workshop from 1.30-4.30 pm.

The workshop including materials will cost 35 euros per person. Participants attending the morning and afternoon session should bring packed lunch with them.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

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Reminder: AGM May 21st

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A quick reminder that the Feltmakers Ireland AGM is taking place on the 21st of May. The meeting is located at St. Andrew’s Church, Lucan. The AGM runs from 2-5pm. This year’s theme is ‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’, so bring a hat and a cake and let’s have some fun! Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Note on Sunday Session for 9 April

Feltmakers,

Be advised that the Great Ireland Run is taking place this Sunday April the 9th in the Phoenix Park from 9am to 3:30pm. If you are attending this Sunday’s session allow yourself plenty of time for parking.

Look forward to seeing you there!

A Big Thanks and a Reminder on Upcoming Sunday Session

Following the success of our workshop with Dagmar Binder over the weekend please remember that this Sunday’s session April 9th will be a ‘show and tell’ from some of the workshop participants. Look forward to seeing you there.

Call to Action: Feltmakers Ireland Needs You This Easter Monday

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Following the success of the Craft Weekend in Merrion Square for the 1916 Centenary commemorations. Dublin City Council and the Craft Council of Ireland are holding a craft event in the courtyard of Dublin Castle on Easter Monday, April 17th and Feltmakers Ireland have been invited to participate. The event runs from 11am to 5pm.

If you want to drop by, please do. We are going make a very long felted rope to decorate a tree. We will need people to help on the day.

If you would like to lend a hand please contact me and I will send you a time slot. Around 1 to 2 hours per person would be great. If you give me your preferred time, I will accommodate you where possible.

Looking forward to meeting you there, thanking you in anticipation of your help.

Express your interest via email.

 

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Press Release RDS Craft Awards 2017

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Over €30,000 in prizes for 2017 RDS Craft Awards

RDS Craft Awards Open for Online Entries on March 20 – Deadline: June 14

Showcasing and rewarding excellence in Irish craft since 1968, the RDS Craft Awards is a two strand open competition with an independent panel of craft experts assessing the work of emerging and established craftspeople separately.

The top prize winners in each strand will receive the RDS Awards of Excellence which come with a cash prize of €5,000. Ten category prize winners in both emerging and established maker strands will receive €500 sponsored by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. There are also many other prizes on offer including a €2,000 award specifically for graduates and a free stand for an emerging maker at the 2017 National Crafts & Design Fair worth €2,500.

With categories ranging from woodturning and jewellery, to furniture, ceramics and textiles, the Awards are an important celebration of indigenous design and endeavour, and follow an RDS tradition of promoting and supporting the development of Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century.

 Winning and selected entries will be shown at the RDS Craft Awards Exhibition which will be exhibited prior to and during the 2017 Dublin Horse Show August 913. Award winners will be exhibited at the National Crafts & Design Fair, RDS, in December, 2017.

For more information and details on prizes and how to enter please visit www.rds.ie/craft

 

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A wonderful opportunity to work with Dagmar Binder

There are a couple of places left on the workshop with felt designer Dagmar Binder.

Dagmar has been working with textiles, art and design for many years, until she fell in love with felt in 1997. Since then, wool has become her favourite material and nowadays she creates strictly unique handmade felt items: fine art objects, stage costumes, garments and fashion accessories. Art works may include all kind of textile and similar fibres, but wearables are always made of high quality natural materials, such as fine merino wool and silk. Since 2007, she’s also been teaching her felting techniques on national and international levels.

We will be making the ultimate in wearable art – a wrap skirt on this three day workshop, Saturday – Monday 1-3rd April.

We have extended the deadline for applications so if you are interested all the details are on the application form here:

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Don’t Forget: ‘Make a Wrap Skirt’ Workshop with Dagmar Binder

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We’re very excited about the upcoming Make a Wrap Skirt workshop hosted by renowned textiles artist, Dagmar Binder.

Dagmar Binder has been working with textiles, art and design for many years, until she fell in love with felt in 1997. Since then, wool has become her favourite material and nowadays she creates strictly unique handmade felt items: fine art objects, stage costumes, garments and fashion accessories. […] Since 2007, she’s also been teaching her felting techniques on national and international levels.

The workshop runs from Saturday 1st-Monday 3rd of April, 2017 at St. Anne’s Parish Centre in Portmarnock. Further details can be found in the application form below.

Further examples of Dagmar Binder’s work can be found on her website.

Completed application forms and full payments to be received no later than the 1st of March.  Places will be allocated on a lottery system among fully paid up members of Feltmakers Ireland.

Any remaining unfilled places will be allocated by lottery among remaining applicants.  Unsuccessful applicants will have their payments refunded.

Details of the materials required will be given to the successful applicants via email in advance of the workshop.

To partake in the workshop please fill in the application form found Here.