Demonstrations at the National Museum

Next Saturday, 3rd July 2010, members of Feltmakers Ireland will be demonstrating feltmaking techniques at the National Museum of Decorative Arts at Collins Barracks in Dublin. It will be an opportunity for visitors to see the craft in action. If you are in Dublin you should come along from 2-4pm – the Museum is such a wonderful place to visit at any time but the additional attraction of feltmaking makes it a must!

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No “Drop In” in Bray

There will be no Drop In in Bray on Monday 28th June. We hope this doesn’t disrupt anyone’s plans. Keep an eye on this site for information about a new season of events starting in September.

Beautiful day at IMMA

We had a great day at IMMA yesterday in the sunshine, all the organisers were really helpful to us and the kids were fantastic. They loved the tactile nature of the wool and we had a constant stream of children and adults at the stand making flowers, balls, snakes, braclets & rings (one girl even wanted to make a dress but we talked her out of it!!). The Jack & Jill foundation do great work are really deserve all the support they can get.

IMMA

IMMA

Feltmaking at IMMA

Members of Feltmakers Ireland will be at the Irish Museum of Modern Art next Saturday 19th June from 12.30 – 15.00 giving demonstrations of feltmaking in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation. If you are in the area do drop in and support the children’s charity and join in the fun. For more information about the organisaton see http://www.jackandjill.ie

No Drop In this Wednesday

Just to let you know there will be no Drop In session this Wednesday in Blanchardstown. The next Drop In will be in Bray on Monday 28th June. Keep an eye on this site for activities during the Summer.

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Fine Cobweb Felt

Our last three Drop In days before the summer break will explore fine cobweb felt – perfect for a summer wrap, soft and warm but very light.

The dates are:

Lucan – Sunday 13th June 12.00-1500

Blanchardstown – 16th June 10.00 – 13.00

Bray – Monday 28th June 10.00-13.00 (cancelled!)

I was looking at some examples of beautiful cobweb felt on the internet and came across the work of Russian feltmaker Marina Shkolnik. Marina lives in Moscow and has been felt making for only three years. The photos on her work on flickr and etsy are just beautiful. http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltedpleasure/page5/.  I discovered Marina’s work while looking at the photos of recent work from one of our own members Kate Ramsey (there is a link to her on the Blogroll to the right of this post)

Marina Shkolnik's Cobweb Scarf

Marina Shkolnik's Cobweb Scarf

Bloom 2010

This year was a mix of sunshine and rain but there was a huge interest in the craft demonstrations.