Summer Workshops

We are delighted to present a series of workshops over the Summer months.

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Shibori Workshop – Ancient techniques, Contemporary designs in Felt making

We will experiment with a range of ‘shibori’ techniques that can be applied to felt to create striking three-dimensional effects in your felted fabric. The main focus is on experimentation and discovery.

Inspired by beauty in simple form, Nessa’s style brings together her love and fascination of the natural world and felt making in sculptural form.

Nessa has been exploring and teaching shibori and nuno felting techniques in her more recent works and is particularly interested in the contemporary approach of binding metal pieces with delicate fibres such as silk and lace with wool.

This workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced felt-makers of all levels

Tow one day workshops on Saturday June 14th and Saturday 21st June

10:30 am to 4:30 pm Phoenix Park Studio, cost €50

Contact Nessa McCormack at, 086 6022511,

To reserve a spot and get supply list.


Dyeing and Colour with Clodagh MacDonagh

Clodagh will once again be running a summer school of creative textile workshops for small groups

at the FELTMAKERS STUDIO, KNOCKMAROON GATE, PHOENIX PARK. These workshops are suitable

for beginners, or those who may already have some experience of dyeing.

Cost €50 per day, (10:00am until 16:00), which includes dyes,

chemicals, but not fabrics , and tea +coffee.

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SATURDAY 5th July – Acid Dyeing & Shibori

Produce a range of vividly coloured fabrics, yarns and fibres using fabulous acid dyes, and shibori


SATURDAY 19th July – Batik

Using hot wax, and fabulous colours, create your own stunning designs on fabric, using a combination of

traditional Indonesian tjantings + other alternative tools and methods.


SATURDAY 2nd August  – Indigo Magic

Using the ancient mystical traditional blue dye + shibori techniques, create your own colour palette of

Blues on fabrics, fibres and yarns.

Silk PAinting

Saturday 16th August – Painting on Silk

Introduction to painting on silk using vivid steam fix dyes to produce personal colourful masterpieces.


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Feltmakers Ireland AGM will take place on Sunday, May 18th from 2pm to 5pm at St Andrew’s Church, Lucan.  This year we will have the Festival of Felt comprising of a series of demonstrations.

We will have Eco printing and dyeing, Nuno felting, Pigment printing on felt and fabrics, Using the Drum Carder with mixed fibres, Using Kap/short merino fibre, Working with pre-felts and Colour blending!  It will be truly exciting and not to be missed.

Vendors this year will be – Demo and sales of felting tools from Niki & Niki,

Hand painted silks from Valery McGurdy,

Silk fabrics from Klara Silks,

Freda from The Wool Initiative will bring a supply of Irish Rare breed fibre,

As well as the Feltmakers Ireland Fibre shop.

Come to be inspired and restock your own stash.  Don’t forget to wear you current Felt Wardrobe