Professional Development with Brigitta Varadi

Brigitta Varadi

Feltmakers Ireland in association with Collins Barracks Museum

is delighted to announce a professional development event with


Brigitta Varadi

Visual Artist, RDS Craft Awards judge

on Saturday, 12th March 2016

at Collins Barracks Museum’s Audio Visual theatre


10am-1pm: Public Presentation, open to everyone, cost: €5

an illustrated talk about Brigitta’s artistic practice, applications, competitions, residencies and shows.


2-5pm: Workshop, limited places, booking is essential,

cost: €20 (including morning presentation)

Participants in this workshop will gain a deeper understanding of the application process and requirements for submitting work to competitions, residencies, solo and group shows. Through individual and group exercises  participants will work on their artist bios, artist statements and  CV. The workshop also includes one-to-one mentoring.

To book your place on the afternoon workshop please e-mail Gabi on or phone 0877864604.


Time to Play




We have organised a “play day” for our members. On Saturday, February 27th, why not join us for a day of felting in the Church of Ireland parish centre in Lucan, Co. Dublin? This is a totally unstructured day. No one is teaching, we are just providing a day in a large and lovely space where you can work in the company of like minded people. We have booked the hall from 10am until 4pm. If you want somewhere to work on a piece that is too large to lay out at home. Or you just want to do some work with other people who might be able to answer a question or two. Or you feel in need of a day of fibre craic, come and join us!

You need to book in advance for this much fun. And we need to know how much space you expect to need. Obviously the numbers are limited, so it’s first come – first served. The charge, to cover the cost of renting the hall, is €10 each. To book just phone Maureen Cromer at 0879961033.

Sunday Session – February 14th

Cobweb workshop
From the archives – participants at a cobweb workshop back in 2005, including Elizabeth, admire the work

Join us in the studio in the Phoenix Park for our next Sunday Session on February 14th when we will be exploring the beauty and fineness of cobweb felt. The session will be led by Elizabeth Bonner, founder of Feltmakers Ireland. Everyone is welcome. The session runs form 10.30 until 1pm and there is a charge of €5 includs tea/coffee & biscuits


Green Cobweb Scarf
Cobweb Scarf – all fibres are laid in the one direction

The studio is situated at the Knockmaroon Gate of the Phoenix Park in Dublin

Eco Day Days

Misha dyes

Misha Markova is organising a series of eco-dyeing workshops in the Feltmakers Ireland studio in Phoenix Park. Join in an adventure of making wonderful cloth, paper samples or bigger pieces for a day or more. The aim of the sessions is to extract colours from natural materials using a variety of eco dyeing and printing techniques. Suitable for dyeing novices as well as for those who want to improve their skills. The cost is €60 a day, including basic materials. Spaces are limited to 4 people per workshop. Booking is on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates: February 13th, February 20th, February 21st, February 28th.

For more details, contact Misha: