We are delighted to be hosting a Heritage Week event on Sunday August 18th from 11-3pm.
18th August, 11am – 3pm
- Feltmakers Ireland
- The Studio, Knockmaroon Gate, Phoenix Park
- Dublin – Dublin City
We are planning a tea party and will be making Bunting!
Bunting is widely used for festive occasions. Felt makers Ireland invite you to channel your creativity and make triangular bunting to create a festive look around the Studio for Heritage week.
Our members submitted bunting triangles at this year’s AGM to show their talents and skills in the versatile craft of felt-making. We plan to use this celebratory decoration in up-coming events such as the Knit & Stitch show held at the RDS in November. Our bunting may even tour around to decorate our upcoming Exhibition in Galway or our international tutor workshop in Dublin this autumn.
Bunting was first made in the 17th century, usually from fine worsted wool and used to decorate ships. Felt makers Ireland has adapted this craft of past times and invites participants to create colourful triangles with wool fibre, soapy water and your own “elbow energy”. You might even be encouraged to take up felt making as a pastime!
Everyone is welcome to this free event. Learn the skill of felt making- make a triangle of bunting to take away- or leave with us and it will be added to our bunting for decorating the studio.
OTHER EVENTS FOR HERITAGE WEEK CAN BE SEEN HERE