Craft Bombing

 Sunday Session – April 14th 2013
 Craft Bombing Prep Day
We will be meeting in the studio in Phoenix Park this Sunday at 10.30 to make a some colourful panels for our Craft Bombing event in May, We plan to wrap a beautiful tree in felt at the crossroads to the zoo.
So please do come along and join in if you can, (bring towels, bubblewrap, soap and your fibres), we hope to show the people of Ireland how amazing the world of Feltmaking is, and need all of our members involved.
There is an event on in the Park this Sunday with many road closures including the  Knockmaroon, however if you approach the Gate from Chapelizod or Castleknock you can park just outside the gate or in the Anglers Rest car park just down the Strawberry Beds road.
craft bomb tree
This is the tree that we are planning to adorn for this years Craft Bombing event – it has a very prominent location on the main road of the phoenix Park near the Zoo. It is going to look stunning in May covered with colourful felt pieces.
From the OPW website: Road Closure, Sunday April 14th

To ensure the safety of participants in the Great Irish Run, the following restrictions will apply in the Phoenix Park:

Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic from Saturday April 13th:
  • Chesterfield Avenue (Mountjoy to the Phoenix) 2pm –  2.45pm Sunday 14th
Roads to be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday April 14th:
  • Back Road – 12.30pm – 2.45pm
  • Odd Lamp Road – 12.30pm – 2.45pm
  • Ordnance Survey Road – 11am – 3.45pm
  • Military Road – 12.30pm – 3.15pm
  • Glen and Upper Glen Road – 1.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Furry Glen – 1:15pm – 3:45pm
  • Acres Road (Phoenix to Khyber) – 12.30pm – 2.45pm
Gates to be closed between 12.30pm and 2.45pm:
  • Chapelizod
  • Islandbridge (no left turn)
  • Ashtown
  • Castleknock
  • Cabra
  • and Knockmarron Gate from 6.30am to 3.45pm

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Photographing your work

Photographic workshop with Joanna Sieczkowska 

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Felt hat by Maureen Cromer Photography by Joanna Sieczkowska 

Photography is very important when presenting your work for exhibitions or for sale. Entrants to the Feltmakers Ireland’s forthcoming exhibition Origins will need to submit photographs as part of the selection process. To help our members take the best possible pictures we have organised two workshops on Sunday 28th April  from10-1pm and  from 2-5pm (two separate 3 hours sessions). The workshops will take place In the Studio in the Phoenix Park and there will be a max. of 10 participants per session. The cost is  €15 per person and this includes tea/coffee. Priority given to FI members, to book a place please email gabi.mcgrath@gmail.com. Joanna was the photographer for our book “Profiles in Felt”.

The topics include:

1 Know your camera –  how to adjust and change settings in your own camera to get the best results.

2 Introduction to light – what different light situation are available and what is best for your piece.

3. Basic composition –  the golden rules of composition in presenting your work.

4. Home made photo props – we will show you how to make low cost photo backgrounds and props from every day household items.

5. Basic post production – we will demonstrate a simple way to finish off your photographs on free software.

For our workshop you need to bring your own camera, whatever you have, and an item to practice on.