The State of the wool industry in Ireland


There was a really good report about wool production in Ireland on the Pat Kenny Show on RTÉ radio which included a piece with the wonderful Freda McGuill form the Wool Initiative. You can listen here:

Freda (in white coat on the right) with her prize winning Wensleydale sheep at the recent Gosford rare breed show

Sunday Session

Our next Sunday Session will be on November 6th in the Studio in the Phoenix Park from 10.30-13.00. We are going to demonstrate how to make felt brooches, anyone who  would like to join in the making please bring along you basic kit (bubble wrap, towel and some wool fibre). There is a charge of €5 to cover cost of heat, tea & coffee and everyone is welcome. The December session will be held on the 11th when we will be looking at how to make small felt pieces using traditional Hungarian designs with a Christmas twist.

Recession Session – Hat Making











Here’s a chance to keep you warm and cozy.

Recession Session schedule, Saturday October 22nd.

Hat Making with Holly Angle

This session will give you experience working with a basic hat pattern and manipulating it to other shapes.  Adding unusual fibres, fabrics and textures makes your creating interesting and personal.

Workshop will take place in  Feltmakers Ireland Studio in the Phoenix Park from 10-4, cost €40 incl tea & coffee (materials extra cost  – €5 approx).  Minimum 5 people – maximum 8.

To book a place contact