To celebrate Heritage Week we will be holding a fun felting day on Sunday 28th August from 2-4pm. Join us at our studio in the Phoenix Park when we will be making and “planting” a field of felted flowers. Everyone is welcome to help make the flowers and pick up some new craft skills – suits all ages and all abilities. We will also be joined by Alexander Kronsteiner of Traditional Wool Crafts to show us some spinning techniques.
Today was the last of our workshops in the Botanic Gardens during the run of our exhibition Kaleidoscope. The exhibition ends tomorrow so if you haven’t seen it and have the time to get to the Botanic Gardens you are in for a treat.
Best wishes to our wonderful Treasurer and committee member (and today’s tutor) Misha Markova who is heading off to the Czech Republic tomorrow to take up a lecturing job for the next year. We will miss you Misha!
FELTMAKERS IRELAND are delighted to announce a forthcoming workshop with celebrated Canadian artist and feltmaker, Marjolien Dallinga.This 3 day sculptural felt workshop will take place at The Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin from Saturday 17th to Monday 19th September 2016 10:00am until 17:00pm each day
This workshop is not suitable for beginners
Cost : members €180 non members €200
The title of this workshop is:
FORM IN FELT: FOLDING AND UNFOLDING
“Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day we will discuss creations to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course.” Marjolien Dallinga
You can see some of her beautiful work here:
Cost of workshop – Members €180 , Non-Members €200
Materials are not included in the cost. Wool will be available to buy on the day or you can bring your own.
Materials needed include approx 1KG wool in as many colours as possible, you can use roving or batting, merino wool or other wools, also some (100 gr) black and greys.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd September 2016 Payment can be made by bank transfer (make sure to reference your name), cheque, or postal order, payable to Feltmakers Ireland
IBAN – IE09 AIBK93113603991075. BIC – AIBKIE2D
Contact : clodaghmacdonagh @gmail.com for further information
CLODAGH MAC DONAGH 35 The Park, Skerries Rock, Skerries, Co. Dublin
Completed application forms and full payments to be received no later than 3rd September. Places will be allocated on a lottery system among fully paid up members of Feltmakers Ireland. Any remaining unfilled places will be allocated by lottery among remaining applicants. Unsuccessful applicants will have their payments refunded
You can download the application form here: Marjolien Dalinga application