Jeanette Appleton Workshop

We are delighted to announce a workshop with textile artist Jeanette Appleton at the end of October. This is Jeanette’s second workshop with us and anyone who attended her first in 2009 will remember how inspirational she is.  Have a look at her website for some beautiful images of her work

The theme for the workshop with Feltmakers Ireland is:

Transparency and Depth

Exploring the proportion of wool and cloth, to consider the contrasts of lightness and density in the felt structure. Discover the potential to create distorted and slightly three dimensional structures for interior or fashion items. Or as a method of layering marks and textures for compositional ideas towards art textiles.

The workshop is taking place in the RDS on 29/30th October, a wonderful start to the week that the Knitting & Stitching Show. We are grateful to the RDS for their support with this workshop which allows us to offer places at a very affordable price. Please see application form here for more details:  Jeanette Appleton Application


Sheep Chic – Sunday 26th August 2012

Come celebrate Heritage Week with Feltmakers Ireland next Sunday 26th August from 13.00-16.00 in our Studio in the Phoenix Park. There will be an exhibition of felted fashion “Sheep Chic” from some of our very talented members as well as felt making demonstrations. The studio is located in a lovely spot in the Phoenix Park (beside Knockmaroon Gate) so bring a picnic and join in the felting fun.


Beauty in Nature

The Crafts Council of Ireland are organising the following exhibition – it would be great to see lots of felt in there.
BEAUTY IN NATURE is an exhibition of textiles in conjunction with the Crafts Council of Ireland and
our textile GANS (Guild Associations Network and Societies) which will be on display at the Knit and Stitch
Show in Dublin. RDS 1-4th November 2012
Work in the exhibition must be in response to and inspired by beauty in Nature and our natural
environment- colour, texture, pattern, form. 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.
CCoI encourage 2D and 3D works, sculptural, wall based and wearable accessories – bags,
hats, scarves, throws etc.
Work will be selected on the basis of excellence in design and making, fit within the overall exhibition and
creative interpretation of the brief.
Work must have been made within last 3 years and not shown in the Knit and Stitch or in
any CCoI exhibitions.
Successful makers will have their work photographed and exhibited in the Knit and Stitch show. Contact Mary Wheelan for an application –

Completed application form and work must be returned by the 8th October 2012