The Crafts Council of Ireland a running a seminar on how to write about your craft.
Friday February 8th, 1.30pm-5pm
Venue: Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny
‘Communicating Your Craft’ is a seminar designed for craft makers, focusing on the importance of concise and relevant writing in statements and proposals. In place of the object and in support if it; the written word is a primary tool used to explain, contextualize and promote craft practices within catalogues, articles, websites, exhibitions and in funding applications. Organised by Crafts Council of Ireland in association with National Craft Gallery, this seminar aims to support you in effectively communicating your craft.
The seminar is free but booking is essential To Book Email: email@example.com
Participants are asked to submit a recent statement prior to the seminar.
We often get asked questions about working with raw fleece straight off the sheep and Mary Cooper’s workshop in Sligo sounds like it will have the answers. We got this message from Mary:
“I am running a two day workshop at Markree Castle Hotel, Co. Sligo on March 9th and 10th. This will be a hands on and demonstration of how to get a fleece from its smelly dirty state to a wearable yarn or fibre ready to felt.
It will include washing, dying, using both natural and synthetic dyes, carding and spinning wool. Participants are welcome to bring a small amount of their own fleece and any spinning equipment they own if they wish.
The cost is €150 and this will include tea/coffee, lunch on both days and any materials needed.
Hopefully at the end of the weekend you will go home with a little washed fibre, some hand spun yarn, some hand dyed yarn and lots of new ideas and enthusiasm.
For more details contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Markree Castle Hotel website, markreecastle.ie”
Hello Felting Members
Are you keen to make a hat?
Would you like to do one in the company of fellow felters?
Having been so inspired by Judit Pocs at her hat making master class Feltmakers Ireland are planning a hat making play day for members on February 2nd at Rathmichael Primary School, Shankill Co. Dublin. Its just 5 mins off the M50/M11 junction.
It is an opportunity to share techniques with each other – we will take a few minutes out several times during the day to show a technique we learnt from Judit. We will also see her excellent videos. The day will start at 10am and finish at 5.00pm
But mostly it’s about doing your own hat making project alongside others doing the same.
A small contribution of €10 is all we ask.
Places are limited so we need participants to book their place in advance. Places will be given on a first come first placed basis.
to book a place email Anne on email@example.com or text her on 086 8177326. If you want information you can ring the mobile evenings only.
Looking forward to a great felting day.
Mette Roche (member of Feltmakers Ireland) is part of the Meath Arts Group and is taking part in “Missing Meath” an exhibition of work opening on Saturday 12th Jan at 2pm. Here are details one her installations of felted panels incorporating loom bobbins and spun wool thread.
Happy New Year to all our members.
I hope you received your copy of the Winter 2012 magazine in the post – in the midst off all the Christmas preparations Gina Faustino did a fantastic job with all the lay out, printing and posting. We welcome comments and contributions from everyone (please email firstname.lastname@example.org). In May 2013 Feltmakers Ireland will be 10 years old and we have lots of interesting events in the pipeline. We are working on our annual Basic & Beyond workshop on January19th, a Play Day on 2nd February, which will explore the work we did with Judit Pocs, and the next Sunday Session is scheduled for February 10th. More details to follow. Annual membership is due now so please send you renewals to Holly Angle membership application feltmakers ireland 2013 . We are looking forward to seeing you soon.