Important Notice: June 11 Sunday Session

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the upcoming Sunday session for June 11th is no longer taking place.

Likewise, the lamp workshop following the session is also postponed. Gabi McGrath will be in touch with those who signed up for the workshop to arrange a new date.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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 2017 RDS Craft Awards

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The June 14 deadline for entries to the 2017 RDS Craft Awards is fast approaching. Open to craftspeople living and working on the island of Ireland, it is a two strand competition where the work of emerging and established makers is judged separately with specific prizes to support emerging craftspeople.

The 2017 prize fund is in excess of €30,000 with the top prize winners in each strand receiving RDS Awards of Excellence and a cheque for €5,000. 10 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 free stand for an emerging maker at the 2017 National Crafts & Design Fair, the RDS Graduate Award of €2,000 and the RDS Muriel Gahan Award of €2,000 to support a developing craft business.

Ceramics Ireland is sponsoring a €1,000 award for excellence and innovation in a ceramic entry this year to celebrate its 40th anniversary. See the website for details of the many other prizes and to view the rules of entry.

Winning and selected entries will be shown at the RDS Craft Awards Exhibition at the Dublin Horse Show in August. Award winners will be shown at the National Crafts & Design Fair, RDS (December, 2017)

Enter online at www.rds.ie/craft by June 14

Felt at Bloom

If you are visiting Bloom in the Phoenix Park this Sunday come along and say hello or join in the demonstrations with Feltmakers Ireland in the Craft Village.

Reminder AGM and Tea Party May 21st

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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.

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 McGrath 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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