Our next “Play Day” is scheduled for Saturday 6th October 10-4.30 in Inchicore Social Club. If anyone is interested in joining a group of feltmakers, all working on their own pieces, but sharing ideas and tips please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your own felting supplies and something for lunch. It’s much more fun working with others and there is lots of room to work on larger pieces. There is a charge of €10 to go towards the hire of the hall.
Feltmakers Ireland took part in the OPW “Dancing at the Crossroads” event today in the Phoenix Park. The OPW has organised a series of events throughout the year to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Park.Chesterfield Avenue was filled with music, dancing, stalls and feltmaking. A big thank you to Gabi, Kay and Gaye for all their hard work, our stand looked terrific and they gave feltmaking demonstrations all afternoon. We met some terrific people including Sarah Webb (below with Gaye) , originally from the US now living in Connemara. Sarah loves felt and bought a copy of our book “Profiles in Felt”.
“Sheep Chic” , our traveling felt fashion show, has returned to Dublin and is now installed in the Tower in Phibsborough as part of the Arts Trail in Phizzfest 2012 (see http://www.phizzfest.com). The show started in the Phoenix Park as part of Heritage week, then moved to the Rare Breeds Show in Gosford, Co. Armagh where it stunned the sheep farmers with the amazing results achieved from felted wool. The exhibition is currently open to the public until Sunday next September 9th. We will be holding felt making classes during the exhibition on Saturday 8th, to book contact Phizzfest.com
Many thanks to all the feltmakers who participated in the exhibition – Nicola Browne, Reg Browne, Niki Collier, Maureen Cromer, Carol Hawkins, Joanna Kidney, Natasha Nosenko, Nessa McCormack, Michaela Markova, Marika Miklosi Manning, Claire Merry & Kate Ramsey
The next three Sunday Sessions will be a look back at some of the work and skills we have picked up from workshops given by international felt tutors. People who participated in these workshops will bring along the pieces they made and describe new techniques that we learnt. Theses sessions are open to all and free (we ask only for a donation for tea & coffee). They are held in our studio in the Phoenix Park (beside the Knockmaroon Gate) from 10.30 – 1.00pm
Sunday 9th September – Dagmar Binder
Sunday 14th October – Judit Pocs
Sunday11th November – Jeanette Appleton