Exciting Plans to put in the Diary

PLAY DAY – Saturday October 1st. 10.00 – 17.00

Join us for a day of shared ideas while working together. The plan is that everyone works on their own felt piece in a shared space. While there are no tutors there will be lots of people who can offer advice and share ideas with. It’s a great opportunity to work on a large piece that may not fit on your table at home. Bring all own feltmaking materials and equipment and a packed lunch – there is no charge and we will provide the venue and the company. The location is Palmer Hall, Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.

Space is limited so you need to let Barbara Tidey know if you would like to join us –  tideyb@gmail.com

Knitting & Stitching Show 2016 – Volunteers Needed

20-23rd October

We are looking for members to help out on our stand in the RDS for this years show. Volunteers usually spend 2-3 hours on the stand, it’s usually great fun, you meet lots of people and get free entry to the show!

If you are available please contact Christine Maxwell at christinemaxwell224@gmail.com

 

 

Lots happening for September

We had a great day last Sunday for Heritage Week – thanks to everyone who came along and everyone who helped.

We have two places left on Marjolein Dallinga’s workshop 17-19 September. If you are interested please contact clodaghmacdonagh@gmail.com – first come first served!snow white2012

See ore of this amazing artists work here: http://www.bloomfelt.com/marjolein-dallinga/

 

At our nest Sunday Session we are delighted to announce an opportunity to meet and work with one of our talented members, Pippa Sweeney.

Sunday Session Extra on 11th September is a variation of our monthly Sunday Session. In the morning session from 10.30 till 1pm in our studio Pippa is going to introduce herself and her work. Everyone is welcome! The admission in 5 euros.
The afternoon session is a 3-hour workshop with Pippa from 2-5pm. Participants are going to learn how to make 3 D needle felted faces attached to a flat background. This project  incorporates a number of needle felting techniques. The workshop together with the morning session costs 30 euros. Booking is essential for the workshop. To secure your place please contact Gabi on gabi.mcgrath@gmail.com or call her on 0877864604.”

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Field of Felted Flowers – Heritage Week

To celebrate Heritage Week we will be holding a fun felting day on Sunday 28th August from 2-4pm. Join us at our studio in the Phoenix Park when we will be making and “planting” a field of felted flowers. Everyone is welcome to help make the flowers and pick up some new craft skills – suits all ages and all abilities.  We will also be joined by Alexander Kronsteiner of Traditional Wool Crafts to show us some spinning techniques.

Studio Open Day

Studio Open Day

Last chance to see our exhibition

Today was the last of our workshops in the Botanic Gardens during the run of our exhibition Kaleidoscope. The exhibition ends tomorrow so if you haven’t seen it and have the time to get to the Botanic Gardens you are in for a treat.

Best wishes to our wonderful Treasurer and committee member (and today’s tutor) Misha Markova who is heading off to the Czech Republic tomorrow to take up a lecturing job for the next year. We will miss you Misha!

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Exhibition opening – Join us this Thursday

Marjolien Dallinga workshop

FELTMAKERS IRELAND  are delighted to announce a forthcoming workshop with celebrated Canadian artist and  feltmaker, Marjolien Dallinga.This 3 day sculptural felt workshop will take place at  The  Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin from  Saturday 17th to Monday 19th September 2016   10:00am until 17:00pm each day

This workshop is not suitable for beginners

Cost : members €180  non members €200

The title of this workshop is:

FORM IN FELT: FOLDING AND UNFOLDING

“Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day we will discuss creations to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course.”  Marjolien Dallinga

You can see some of her beautiful work here:

Marjolein Dallinga

Cost of workshop – Members €180 , Non-Members €200
Materials are not included in the cost. Wool will be available to buy on the day or you can bring your own.

Materials needed include  approx 1KG wool in as many colours as possible, you can use roving or batting, merino wool or other wools,  also some (100 gr) black and greys.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd September 2016   Payment can be made by bank transfer     (make sure to reference your name), cheque,  or postal order,  payable to   Feltmakers  Ireland

IBAN – IE09 AIBK93113603991075.  BIC – AIBKIE2D

 

Contact :  clodaghmacdonagh @gmail.com for further information

CLODAGH MAC DONAGH  35 The Park, Skerries Rock, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Completed application forms and full payments to be received no later than 3rd September.  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
You can download the application form here: Marjolien Dalinga application

Felt in the Phoenix Park today

If you are near the Phoenix Park today join Feltmakers Ireland  in making the park even more colourful than usual.Phoenix Park

Sneak Preview of our next exhibition

 

Here’s a gimps of some of the work that features in our forthcoming exhibition in the Botanic Gardens – runs from 4th – 24th August.

 

Marie Dunne-Carnival

Marie Dunne-Carnival

Claire Merry Peacock

Pippa Sweeney-Diversity No. 1

Pippa Sweeney-Diversity No. 1

Elaine Peden- Wet Lands

Elaine Peden- Wet Lands

Mary Moorkens Somnium sublacerum

Mary Moorkens Somnium sublacerum

Join us for the opening of our exhibition Kaleidoscope

 

 

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We would be delighted if you could join us for the opening of an exhibition of new work by members of Feltmakers Ireland.

Kaleidoscope: The Changing Shape of Felt

Thursday 11th August at 6pm

National Botanic Gardens

Glasnevin, Dublin

Kaleidoscope Invitation

 

The exhibition runs from the 4th – 24th August

Image: Marie Dunne Carnival

Curator: Gabi McGrath

Join Us Next Sunday

Some of the lucky people who recently attended Charlotte Sehmisch workshop in Dublin are going to bring along their pieces and show what they made and talk about her fascinating techniques. Join us for coffee and an exchange of ideas  on Sunday morning July 10th from 10.30-13.00 in our Studio. Charlotte

The studio is situated at the Knockmaroon Gate of the Phoenix Park. There is a €5 charge for tea/coffee/bikkies