Workshop with Catherine O’Leary

Catherine O'Leary


Feltmakers Ireland are delighted to welcome Catherine O’Leary from Australia to give a three day workshop in October. Check out her website on “This felt making workshop explores the different possibilities of felted garment designs. Creating intricate and original surface designs using nuno prefelts, each student will develop a pattern that suits her body shape. The main focus of this workshop will be on surface decoration and the manipulation of garment design”.

Click her for the application form for the workshop which gives details of dates and costs Catherine O’Leary Application


Workshop in the Botanic Gardens

We ran workshops every weekend for the three weeks that our exhibition was on in the Botanic Gardens. Yesterday was the last workshop and we had a terrific group of people from all ages and nationalities – pictured here with Gabriella McGrath who taught the workshop and gave a wonderful guided tour of the exhibition. Many thanks to everyone involved for make the exhibition such a success.

Botanics Workshop

Open Studio Sunday 25th August 2013

For anyone planning to join us for our Open Studio event for Heritage Week please note that there will be traffic restrictions in the Phoenix Park because of a sports event. The Phoenix Park is such a popular place it can be difficult to find a day when events don’t clash, especially during the summer.  There are some parking spaces outside the Knockmaroon Gate (beside our studio) and also in the Angler’s Rest pub (about 500m from the studio).

Here is the notice on the OPW website:

Road & Gate Closures, Sunday 25th August

To ensure the safety of participants in the “Dublin City Triathlon” to be held on Sunday 25th August the following restrictions will apply

Roads to be closed – 8am to 1.30pm:
  • Knockmaroon Road
  • Upper Glen Road
  • Lower Glen Road
  • Acres Road
  • Main Road from Phoenix Monument and Mountjoy Cross
Roads to be closed – 8am to 2.30pm
  • Wellington Road
Gates to be closed:
  • Islandbridge Gate – 7am to 3pm
  • Chapelizod Gate – 8am to 1.30pm
  • Knockmaroon Gate – 11pm on Saturday 24th August until 1pm on Sunday 25th August
Traffic will be halted or diverted at the following locations:
  • Main Road at Phoenix Monument
  • Main Road at Gough Junction

Parking of vehicles will not be permitted except in areas set aside for that purpose.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Images from our Exhibition

To view a slideshow of images from our current exhibition Origins: Felt in the Natural World please click on the link below.  You can also read through the catalogue here by clicking  Origins catalogue

The exhibition runs in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin until 6pm on Sunday 25th August.

Curator: Gabriella McGrath

External Judges: Carmel Creaner & Caroline Scofield

Photographs: Joanna Sieczkowska 

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Heritage Fun Day

As part of Heritage Week 2013 Feltmakers Ireland will be opening our studio to the public for a fun felt picnic. We plan to felt bomb the area around the studio and host felt demonstrations from 11-3 on Sunday 25th August.  Please come along and bring a picnic. Our studio is located at the Knockmaroon Gate of the Phoenix Park.