Inspired by Yeats

Tread Softly At this years Knitting & Stitching Show in the RDS the Crafts Council of Ireland are holding an exhibition of Irish textilesfrom amongst its members. Entries are invited from all categories of textiles, mixed media textiles and fibre art. The exhibition will be juried and there will be two overall prizes and the successful entries will be displayed at the K&S show.The only criteris for entry is that you are a registered member of the Crarts Council. Membership is open to evryone who makes craft Рprofessional designers as well as those new to textile crafts. Deadline for submissions is late August 2010.  For more information about entries or membership to the CCoI contact Рhttp://www.ccoi.ie. We would love to see lots of felt entries

The theme for the exhibition is the poem by Yeats, which applicants can interpret as they wish –

HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with the golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams…

William Butler Yeats

Shibori  felt flowers made by Elizabeth Bonner and photographed by Joanna Thomashevska

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