Sunday Session 14th April: Helene Dooley

Feltmakers Ireland meet for a Sunday Session on the second Sunday of the month in the Studio near Knockmaroon Gate, Phoenix Park. With the help of Helene Dooley we will adapt the European Craft theme “to promote know how, inherited from yesterday but reinvented today”.

Felting which is one of the oldest crafts in society was used to provide the very basics of clothing and shelter, is now emerging as a luxury craft as well as a medium for visual artists.

The focus will be on 3D shapes and using single and multiple resists. Helene will outline briefly the methodology for producing a bowl shape, why wool type matters, minding the edges for a smooth finish, transforming the “pancake” shape and moving on to building more complex 3D shapes and the principals of the book resist.

If this all sounds very complicated – don’t worry: Helene will gear the presentation to appeal to different levels of felt making competency. She will have lots of samples for us to examine.

We really look forward to celebrating this theme- promoting know how, inherited from yesterday but reinvented today! Join us and learn the art and craft of FELT.