Workshops with Nessa McCormack

Felt Making Classes – Textile Art

Ancient techniques and contemporary designs in Felt making

Nessa2Weekly classes will begin on Tuesday 9th September in Kilpedder, co. Wicklow, (near Greystones) 10.30 til 1 pm. ( other class times available on request).

We will experiment with a range of felt making techniques including Nuno, Shibori, and working with templates to make beautiful vessels, bags or any 3D shape 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.

These classes are suitable for beginner to advanced felt-makers of all levels

classes cost €25 and include coffee, tea and cake.

Contact Nessa McCormack at, 086 6022511,


Tea Pot Workshop with Pamela MacGregor

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It was a quick fill on the places for the Pam MacGregor workshops.  We do have a couple place open on the Tea Pot workshop at this time.  Don’t miss your opportunity to learn many new and inspiring techniques with Pam as she shows us how to make truly substantial and beautiful vessels that can be used with any other project.  Hope to see you at one of these wonderful workshops. for applicants.

Just to announce that the Techniques Workshop is filled  with a few on the wait list.  This workshop is closed to new applicants.

Open Studio for Heritage Week

Hardworking team at the studio yesterday revamping the studio in preparation for our Open Dayfor Heritage Week on Sunday 31st of August. Come and join us from 2pm when we will be feltbombing the studio joined by members of the Weavers & Spinners and some very special surprise guests. Thanks to the work team of Suzanne Phelan, Misha Markova, Anne Walshe, Kay McKenna, Christine Maxwell, Clodagh MacDonagh and Sheila Ahern – fantastic job and the studio is looking fab.

From the Heritage Week website:

Textile Totems – feltmaking in the Park

Event Details

Come and join us for our open studio day where our textile artists will be making felted panels to adorn the outside of our studio, join in and learn an exciting new craft!

Event Type: Culture

Primary Category: Traditional Skills

Additional Details: Felt making is going through a very exciting time in Ireland presently with many textile artists taking an ancient craft and creating new possibilities in the medium of textile design.


31st August 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM

Venue Name: Feltmakers Ireland Studio, Knockmaroon Gate,

Reminder of exhibition deadline – August 15th


Would you like to have your work exhibited in Farmleigh?

There is one week left until the deadline for photo submissions for our forthcoming exhibition – ‘Common Ground’  – so no pressure! You may have a piece you have already made in the past 18 months that suits the exhibition brief. You can submit up to three pieces. The rules for submission are in an earlier post and the latest issue of our magazine. Application form below.


Common Ground exhibition application form 2014