Summer Sessions

Indigo Dyeing Day July 31st 2011
Indigo Dyeing Day July 31st 2011

INDIGO DYEING  DAY AT THE STUDIO with Feltmakers Ireland

After a very successful dyeing day on the 31st July Clodagh Mac Donagh will run another dyeing sessions in the Feltmakers Ireland Studio

At the Phoenix Park.

On Sunday, August 14thfrom 10:00am until 16:00pm,   I will run an INDIGO dyeing day, using the ancient blue dye which magically changes colour before your eyes!

We can dye: Cotton fabric, cotton yarn, silk fabric, fibre + yarn, wool fabric, fibre, + yarn, (as well as linen, ramie, bamboo, viscose, + any other naturally-based fabric or fibre.) You will need to bring your own fabric, fibre, + yarn, + your own packed lunch. I will provide dye, + related chemicals, + tea,+ coffee.

**This course is suitable for beginners or anyone with  previous experience also. Please contact me for further details at:

Cost 40 euros per person (  6 people max)

Looking forward to seeing you!


See our Facebook page for more photos of the Indigo Dye day 31July 2011

For all our workshops priority is given to fully paid up members of Feltmakers Ireland


Charity Van der Meer

Here’s a link to  a video of the work by participants in Charity’s workshop at the recent Felt in Focus Symposium in Denmark (Feltmakers Ireland’s very own carol Hawkins is on the catwalk). Charity is coming to Ireland at the end of September so there is a real treat in store for the lucky participants.


Seascapes – textile exhibiton

Notice from the Crafts Council of Ireland

Following on from the success of Tread Softly an exhibition of textile work by members of the Crafts Council of Ireland at the Knitting & Stitching Show RDS, Dublin, October 2010
would like to announce for 2011 – Seascape an exhibition for the Knitting & Stitching show – 10th-13th November 2011

Work in the exhibition is to be made in response to and inspired by the sea
and the underwater world; its colour, textures, pattern and forces. It can take the form of literal or abstract interpretation.
Pieces must be contemporary in design and can be in any textile media and technique.
Work will be selected on the basis of excellence in design and making, it must fit within the overall exhibition and creative interpretation of the brief. If you have an existing piece that you feel would fit into this remit it must be less that 2 years old and it must not have been exhibited before.

Selection Requirements
Makers will be invited to apply for the exhibition by the 20th July with the following information
> * images and/or design drawings of their intended piece
> * four images of relevant work made within last two years; images must be jpeg images, no larger than 300dpi sent  on a cd
> * completed application form (application forms available on
> * 100 word interpretation of the brief.

Shortlisted makers will be asked to submit the work for second round
selection by 2th Sept and if successful will be photographed and exhibited at the Knit and Stitch show.

Open Studio Days and Summer Sessions

Hats by Vicky Blomfield

We are planning to open the studio to members who want to use the carders, the library or need the extra space to lay out a big project. We will be posting a list of dates and times shortly. In the meantime the studio will be open tomorrow morning Sunday 10th July from 10.30-13.00.

We are also planning a series of Summer Recession sessions ( workshops at rock bottom costs – eg €40 for full day tuition incl tea/coffee). Once we have four people who are interested we will schedule dates. Some ideas are for a beginners workshop, a hat making session,  an indigo dying day, an experimental dying  day with natural materials, felted vessels…if you would like to learn a new skill please let us know.