Update on Upcoming Hat Making Workshop



A quick update for those of you who have registered for the upcoming Basic and Beyond hat making workshop. Applications have been received and applicants will be contacted with further details in the next 10 days.

Anyone else who is interested can still register by completing the following Application Form

Details of the event are below:

Basic and Beyond

Make a Hat

Learn the principles of Feltmaking and make a hat – exploring surface decoration, texture, nuno and 3D

Price includes 100g of fibre for use on the day plus more on sale

Saturday 27th, January 2018 10am – 5pm

Rathdown School Hall, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin.

Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.


Sunday Session December 10 – Christmas Decorations

Hello Feltmakers,

Please come along to this month’s Sunday Session at the Feltmakers Ireland Studio. We will be making decorations for this festive time of year.

The session begins at 10:30am. Hope to see you there!

Apply Now for Basic and Beyond: Make A Hat Session

Basic and Beyond

Make a Hat

Learn the principles of Feltmaking and make a hat – exploring surface decoration, texture, nuno and 3D

Price includes 100g of fibre for use on the day plus more on sale

Saturday 27th, January 2018 10am – 5pm

Rathdown School Hall, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin.

Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Application Form

Volunteers Wanted for The Knitting and Stitching Show 2017



We are seeking volunteers for The Knitting and Stitching Show 2017 which runs from the 9th through the 12th of November at the RDS.

If you can help out please contact Christine Maxwell via email.


Good News Feltmakers

A quick update on our previous post about Saturday’s Felt in Architecture exhibition.

The good news is that the gardens and exhibition will be accessible for all attendees from 10am and not 2pm as previously stated. Hope to see many there.

Dates for your Diary and Felt in Architecture Workshop


Hello Feltmakers,

A quick reminder that if anyone would like to attend the talk by Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier on Thursday the 14th of September please let Anne know in advance, as the security will need a list of people attending the talk.

By now you’re probably all aware of the Felt in Architecture workshop running from  15-17th of September. We are looking for volunteers to help out at the workshop and in the exhibition space.  Please come forward if you can.

Contact Anne Walsh awesomefelt@gmail.com

ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT APPLY TODAY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 20 AUGUST – Felt for Architecture with Anneke Copier and Claudio Varone

Masterclass with Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier (Felt for Architecture)  

Feltmakers Ireland is delighted to host a Masterclass in September with interior architects and felt designers Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. We will make three-dimensional felt and will be taught a range of techniques used in Claudio and Anneke’s own creations.

The workshop lasts 3 days 15th to 17th September.

The first day is dedicated to learning the techniques. Participants will making samples to practice using the techniques.

The second day will be spent making your own design. Taking your own ideas together with the help of photos, you will be asked to design your own three-dimensional felt panel.

The third day is dedicated to building and felting your creation. The final work will be about 60×60 cm in size.

Knowledge of basic felt techniques is required for this Masterclass.

Felt for Architecture Exhibition

Feltmakers Ireland will host an exhibition with Felt for Architecture, interior architects and felt artists, Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier at The Cowshed Theatre, Farmleigh from 14th to 17th September alongside the Masterclass.

Felt for Architecture is a collection of carpets and three-dimensional wall hangings in wool felt, designed to dress spaces, walls, floors, to evoke, to protect and to tell a story. Their colours and shapes originate mainly from the contemplation of landscapes. All pieces are unique, created in wool, sometimes combined with cotton, silk and other natural fibres, and are made using traditional techniques adapted to obtain abstract and minimalistic three-dimensional shapes. The intention is to introduce the art of felt within spaces, with all its tactile visual and acoustic features, and with the overwhelming power, magic and sacredness of life.

The exhibition of their work, alongside selected work of Feltmakers Ireland members, will open at 6.30pm on Thursday 14th September. Anneke and Claudio will give a talk about their work and a small reception will follow. Registration is essential to attend the talk and opening. To register contact awesomefelt@gmail.com

The Exhibition and Masterclass and has been made possible through Network Funding support from the the Design and Crafts Council Ireland


Feltmakers Ireland also acknowledge the generous support of the OPW and Farmleigh House www.farmleigh.ie/

About the Artists

Italian architect and artist Claudio Varone started Felt for Architecture in 2003. The project stemmed from Claudio’s ambition to conjugate art, craft and architecture. In 2006 he started working with Dutch felt artist Anneke Copier.

Claudio and Anneke live and work in The Netherlands. More information on Felt for Architecture can be seen on Claudio’s and Anneke’s websites: www.claudiovarone.com and www.annekecopier.nl

Download Application form HERE





United Nations – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th October 2017


United Nations – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th October 2017

Fashion show

Felt Against Poverty

The idea of the project is to promote awareness of the 17th October as the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Fáilte Isteach Monaghan is a group of volunteers providing free conversational English classes for migrants refugees and asylum seekers in collaboration with Monaghan Integrated Development is the Local Development Company for county Monaghan.

Our group with support of “Green Felt” by Larissa Kleshnina will discover different felting techniques and each participant will learn how to make felted garments (scarf, hat, waistcoat and brooch). The remnants will be used to make a wall-hanging. As the result of the course participants will not only know the main felting techniques and materials, they will be able to produce hand felted things and will have an understanding of each other’s life experiences. All the participants do not have previous experience in felting. The project is already running from the 12th of September in Monaghan.

There are many Felting cooperatives around the world (Mongolia, Peru, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Nepal , Afghanistan, Iraq , Syria , Turkey etc) People in these countries are trying to overcome poverty with this ancient yet easy to make type of applied art.

So this is the way to learn from each other, be united, gain knowledge, make friends, be in good mood, and improve self-esteem.

The conclusion of our project will be in a fashion show where participants will become models to demonstrate their masterpieces and highlight ways of tackling poverty around the world.

At the Fashion Show event we will run a presentation to promote Fair Trade and Felting Cooperatives around the world to explain how fair trade helps to tackle poverty.

We want to demonstrate our unity and support with felting cooperatives around the world who are trying to overcome poverty with their work and express solidarity with the fight to eradicate poverty globally and motivate local people to follow their example.

All welcome to visit and support our Felt Fashion Show on the 17th of October at 7.30 p.m. YWCA North Road, Monaghan.

Art Unites!

Poster Download




Reminder: Sunday Session October 8

Hi Feltmakers,

A quick reminder of the Sunday session taking place this Sunday, the 8th of October. Holly Angle will be giving an embroidery demonstration in the morning.

Also note, there will be no Sunday session in November due to Knit and Stitch.

Sunday Sessions

Hello Feltmakers,

Here are the details of the upcoming Sunday Sessions.

10th of September Gabi McGrath will run the lampshade workshop that was postponed from June.

8th of October Holly Angle gives an embroidery demonstration that morning..

And finally, the Sunday Session for the 12th of November has been cancelled due to Knit and Stitch 2017


Larissa O’Gorman Workshop 11-12 November, Brighton.


Why not come and learn some exciting feltmaking techniques with Russian feltmaker LARISSA O’GORMAN on the 11th & 12th of November from 9.30 to 5.30 each day.

Teaching includes:

Nuno silk and hand rolled pre-felt scarf using Margilan silk and viscose.

This exciting event takes place at:





Cost of workshop £135 including teas/coffees. MATERIALS EXTRA.

Margilan silk and viscose available from Tutor. Bring your own Merino. There will be some Merino available at the venue.

Requirements list will be sent upon booking.

Please email to secure a place and then pay the fee into the Feltmakers Southern account

No. 30256641 Sort Code 20-23-97

For further information contact:

Co-ordinator Joan Braganza Phone 01737 764466 Mob 07837 874230

Email joan_brganaza@hotmail.com