It’s hard to believe that the Summer is over and we are looking forward to a busy Autumn of felt making. First up is the return of our Sunday Sessions. On Sunday 11th September Carol Hawkins will share with us some of the things she learnt at the Felt in Focus Symposium in Denmark in July. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Studio in the Phoenix Park from 10.30 – 13.00. Please bring along any of your recent felt pieces for “show & tell”.
An exhibition of some of the vessels that were in competition at the Gosford Rare Breeds Show will be on display during Phizzfest. The venue is the First Active building on the North Circular Road in Phibsborough Dublin. The exhibition runs until the 11th September.
Clodagh Mac Donagh will be giving another Recession Session workshop on Indigo Dyeing at the studio on Sunday 25th September. During the day participants will learn about the magical dye and how it works with both natural and synthetic materials. The workshop costs €40 and includes dyes, tea & coffee and runs from 10- 16. Places are limited to give individual attention, please text or call Clodagh on 086 0574401 to book a place.
We are really looking forward to welcoming Charity Van Der Meer to Ireland when she will be giving a workshop to 12 lucky participants at An Grianain from Sept 30 -Oct 2nd. This workshop is booked out but we will share the experience in the Magazine.
The final editing and production is currently underway with our very own book “Profiles in Felt“, a celebration of Irish Feltmakers, with be launched early in October. The book includes profiles of 44 of our members and is a ‘must have’ for anyone interest in this wonderful versatile craft. We have received financial support form the Crafts Council of Ireland which has allowed us to produce the book the the highest standard.
The Autumn issue of our magazine in also currently in production and it will contain lots of news from a very busy Summer and look forward to lots of exciting felt events.