We are so pleased to announce that Pamela MacGregor will be joining us for 2 fantastic workshops in October. We are privileged to be using the Cow Shed Studio at Farmleigh for both of these workshops. Located in the beautiful Phoenix Park, Dublin.
The first will be the Techniques Workshop that will explore innovative as well as traditional wet felting techniques. They will be neatly bound into a beautiful sample book. You will make many felt samples using traditional and non-traditional methods. Each felt sample will be as unique as it’s maker. This class will give you a solid base in felting techniques that can be applied to your future two or three dimensional felting projects.
Friday October 3 – Sunday October 5, 2014 – Click on the link below to download the application.
This special Felted Teapot class will cover the basics for making and sculpting felt vessels with a focus on creating a beautiful, although, non functional tea pot. We will have time to discuss many of the possibilities and combinations for making any teapot including handles, feet and stoppers. The rating for this class is intermediate to advanced.
Saturday October 11 – Monday October 13, 2014 – Click on link below to download the application.
Pam MacGregor Teapot application
Each 3 day workshop will cost 150.00 euro. This price does not include your fibre. Please contact Holly Angle for any questions you might have. More details are on the application forms. firstname.lastname@example.org All applications need to be received by August 20, 2014 These workshops have been supported by the Network Support Scheme of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the venue provided by the OPW
Felt making workshop in Dingle, Co. Kerry
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
One day workshop on Friday August 22nd , 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, in Dingle, Co. Kerry, cost €75
Contact Nessa McCormack at email@example.com, 086 6022511, makefelt.com.
To reserve a spot and get supply list.
All our members will have received the latest edition of our quarterly magazine in the post in the past week. This issue includes :
- Report about ‘Felt for Architecture’ workshop
- Details of exhibition opportunities with the Design & Crafts Council & Feltmakers Ireland
- Interview with Pam Mc Gregor
- Exciting ways to use silk hankies
- Tips on inexpensive felting tools
- Advice about tackling the dreaded moth
- And much much more….
The magazine is just one of the joys of membership. Membership costs €25 per year and includes reduced fees and priority places for workshops, eligibility for exhibition entry, use of the resources of Feltmakers Ireland (eg library and studio) as well as the magazine delivered to your door. The cost of the magazine accounts for the majority of your membership fee. We have generously been sending the magazine to people whose membership has lapsed but we can’t continue to do this. So if you think this might apply to you and you would like to continue enjoying the benefits of membership please fill in the application/renewal form and send it to Holly Angle with your fee, you can download the form here: .membership-application-feltmakers-ireland-2014 Membership runs from January each year. If you are not sure if you have lapsed you can check with Holly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Feltmakers Ireland are delighted to present a one day hat making workshop
with Gabriella Mc Grath
Thursday 24th July from 10-5pm at the Phoenix Park Studio,Cost €50
To book your place contact: Gabi at email@example.com, 0877864604,
This workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced feltmakers