Cork Textile Network

The Cork Textile Network are a vibrant group of textile artists based in the South. They run an annual conference with some very exciting international and Irish tutors. One of our members Sheila Jordan will be teaching a needlefelt workshop.  Have a look at their website for more information.

http://www.corktextiles.com/joomla1/images/pdf/ctn2011.pdf

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Booked Out

Our Basic & Beyond workshop in now fully booked out but keep and eye on this site for upcoming events. Our next Sunday session will be about embedding jewels, stones and small objects into felt and it’s on  Sunday 13th February in the Visitors Centre in the Phoenix Park. The Sessions are free and fun! What more could you ask for?

Sunday Session

Members of Feltmakers Ireland enjoying lunch in the courtyard of the Visitors Centre

Our next Sunday Session on 16th January will take place in the Visitors Centre of the Phoenix Park from 10.30 -13.30. We are using the meeting room upstairs in the building beside the cafe in the courtyard.  This willalso  be a opportunity for anyone who hasn’t seen our exhibition “Reflections” which is currently hanging in teh gallery. The cafe serves delicious food and there is lots of parking. You access the visitors from the main roundabout in the Park at the Phoenix Monument (the entrance to Aras an Uachtarain is also from this roundabout). Many thanks to the OPW for all their support and providing us with the venue.

We will be looking at the beautiful felt lace technique which Leiko Uchiyama showed us when she was here in December. Please bring along a basic feltmaking kit and some fine merino.

January 2011 – get felting

Our annual Basic and Beyond Workshop is nearly upon us! Do you want to refresh your skills? Have you been hearing the term”nuno” but not been sure what it was? Would you love a whole day to yourself in the company of like-minded folks, doing fun stuff together? Then here comes your chance.

We are hosting a one day workshop aimed at new felters and people who want to renew and refresh their skills. Flat, 3D and nuno felting will all be taught, giving a basis from which you can expand your ability. This is always a fun filled day with good friends and even good baked goods!

The workshop takes place be in Lucan at The Church of Ireland Parish Centre on Saturday the 22nd. An application form can be downloaded from the workshop page. There is some off road parking at the venue and even a lovely café next door. Feltmakers Ireland will provide all the fibre and fabric for the day as part of the cost, which is €85 for non-members and €75 for fully paid up members.

Note: We have extended the deadline for applications and  there are still have a few places left for the workshop so if you are interested give Maureen a call on 087 996 1033.

 

Sunday Session – our January session will be on Sunday the 16th and we will be looking at some of the techniques that Leiko showed us when she was in Dublin.  The studio may not be ready by then (we had burst pipes in the big snow) so keep an eye on this space for an update about the venue. Please bring along a basic feltmaking kit and some fine merino.

“Reflections” felt exhibition

Feltmakers Ireland’s exhibition continues in the Visitors Centre in the Phoenix Park until the end of January. The Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10-5  (please note the Visitors Centre is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays till the end of March).  We hope you all get a chance to see it.