Bloom

 

Photo: Here is a pic of Nicola Doran from the CCoI who was one of the star students at Feltmakers Ireland's workshops at Bloom today. What a fabulous day!

We are giving workshops and doing felt demonstrations at Bloom in the Phoenix Park this Saturday & Sunday. If you are visiting the show be sure to call into the craft area and say hello – or join in the workshops and make your very own felt bloom.Photo: We had a fabulous day at Bloom today teaching feltmaking in the glorious sunshine. We will be there again on Saturday 12.30 - 5.00 and Sunday from 12.30-2.00. So please drop into the craft area and say hello - or better still join in the workshop and make you own felt bloom.

Forthcoming Exhibition

 

Origins: Felt in the Natural World

The deadline is getting closer for submissions for our exhibition in the Botanic Gardens, Completed applications and photo images  must be returned by 5.30pm, 14th June 2013. There has been lots of interest from members and we are hoping that all of you will take part – here is the application form:

Feltmakers Exhibition Application Form

 

 

Feltbombing video

Here’s a short clip of Nessa and her team installing the feltbomb in the wind and rain last Friday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vd8PvBqjiA

Anniversary Party & AGM

Feltmakers Ireland will be celebrating it’s 10th birthday at the coming AGM and we would like to invite all members (past, present and future) to come celebrate with us. The Party takes place on Sunday 26th May at 2pm in Lucan Church of Ireland Parish Hall (on the main road in Lucan village  opposite the Italian Embassy residence)  We are planning lots of fun events including:

  • Felt Fashion -we are asking everyone who attends to wear something they have made, we will be the models!
  • Cake & Bubbly
  • Stalls with native/rare breed wool, silk, and a mountain of gorgeous fibre from the Italian suppliers DHG
  • A talk by Astrid Tomrop -Hoffman about her beautiful felt workAstridThe AGM is always a fun event and is extra special this year as we are celebrating 10 years and the many achievements of our creative  members.

Felt Bombing Success

The tree in the Phoenix Park looks magnificent covered in beautiful felt. If you get a chance to have a look it’s on the main road of the Phoenix Park just opposite the entrance to the zoo. Congratulations to Nessa McCormack, everyone who submitted pieces and the team who battled the elements to put up the work.

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Workshop with Leiko Uchiyama booked out!

Our workshop with Leiko Uchiyama is now booked out. We are planning some more exciting workshops with international tutors for next Autumn & Spring. Watch this space.

Workshop with Leiko Uchiyama

Leiko Wrap

We are delighted to announce a two day workshop with Japanese felt artist Leiko Uchiyama on the 8/9 June 2013 .

Leiko will work with participants in mastering her particular “pine needle” technique and apply it to making a very delicate nuno wrap.

Here is the workshop application form: Leiko Application

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Check out Leiko’s website http://www.leikofelt.com