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

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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.

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.

2018 Membership Form

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Hello Feltmakers,

If you’d like to renew your membership for Feltmakers Ireland or would like to become a member the updated membership form can be downloaded below. If you know someone who may enjoy felting, please let them know.

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Seedpod Sculptures 3 Day Workshop with Gladys Paulus

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Seedpod sculptures 3 Day Workshop with

Gladys Paulus

Experimenting with form and surface texture.

This is a Masterclass aimed at experienced feltmakers

Sat-Mon 24th-26th March 2018 10am – 5pm

Rathdown School, 186 Glenageary Rd Upper, Glenageary, Dublin

Gladys Paulus Application Final

Update on Upcoming Hat Making Workshop

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Hello,

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

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Feltmakers,

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

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

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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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