Anyone who is lucky enough to be attending the Knitting & Stitching Show in the RDS should make sure to come along to our stand and say hello. The team have been busy all day decorating the stand with bright yellow and orange felt pieces.
Our Sunday Session last week went really well. Gabi McGrath gave a wonderful presentation about the bag she made with Judit Pocs at a workshop earlier this year, (Gabi did a fantastic job as she was also participating in a craft fair on the same day – thank you so much Gabi!) Our links with Hungary are getting stronger all the time. Sheila went to Budapest last September and met with a great group of felters with the same passion and zeal as ourselves. Gabi (who is from Hungary) joined the committee last May. Clodagh and Carmen went to a felt symposium in Hungary in July. Several of our members met and worked with Judit Pocs this year and our latest two members are identical twins Suzanna and Lily from….Hungary. Carmen Sanchez is bring over Hungarian felt artist Vanda Roberts to Ireland in November for a 3 day masterclass – if you are interested in attending please contact Carmen directly 0857472537.
On a recent visit to Durham, North Carolina I discovered beautiful hand dyed fibre by Mary AnnPagano – she mixes fine merino, bamboo, Blue Faced Leicester and silk in the most gorgeous colours – have a look at the website – http://www.threewatersfarm.com
**Thank you all so much for your dedication of time and energy to the Knitting and Stitching show this year. I’ll be ringing all of you that have signed up to help with a reminder of when you should be there. Thanks again for making Feltmakers Ireland so great.**
It’s that time again. We’re looking for lovely assistance at the Feltmakers Ireland Stand for the annual Knitting and Stitching Show. Come and do demonstrations, talk to newbies about the fabulous art of felt making. Everyone has something to contribute and are needed for this fast paced and busy show. We need people to set up on Wednesday October 27th and to do portions of the days on Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st. Entry is free if you’re on the volunteer list. Savings of €15.00. It’s amazing fun and a chance to teach others about the craft.
Contact Holly Angle for a prime spot. Click reply below and I’ll contact you back.
Thanks for the help!
Our next Sunday Session is on the 10th of the 10th 2010 so you have no excuse for forgetting the date. We will be looking at the work of the Hungarian felt artist Judit Pocs. Some of the committee members have been lucky enought to have met with Judit and taken classes with her. Gabi Mc Grath (who is also from Hungary and is now living in Ireland), Sheila Ahern and Holly Angle will show some of the work they did with Judit and everyone can try out some of the techniques. We will also look at Judit’s award winning film “On Gentle Threads”, a real treat for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. So make a date for the feltmakers Studio in the Phoenix Park next Sunday. Everyone is welcome 10.30 – 14.00.