Sunday Session 11th February

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Hello Feltmakers,

Please note that the upcoming Sunday session for the 11th of February will focus on the Burren technique. See the picture for an example of this method.

More details to follow.

Hope to see you there.

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2018 Membership Form

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Hello Feltmakers,

If you’d like to renew your membership for Feltmakers Ireland or would like to become a member the updated membership form can be downloaded below. If you know someone who may enjoy felting, please let them know.

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Seedpod Sculptures 3 Day Workshop with Gladys Paulus

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Seedpod sculptures 3 Day Workshop with

Gladys Paulus

Experimenting with form and surface texture.

This is a Masterclass aimed at experienced feltmakers

Sat-Mon 24th-26th March 2018 10am – 5pm

Rathdown School, 186 Glenageary Rd Upper, Glenageary, Dublin

Gladys Paulus Application Final

Update on Upcoming Hat Making Workshop

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Hello,

A quick update for those of you who have registered for the upcoming Basic and Beyond hat making workshop. Applications have been received and applicants will be contacted with further details in the next 10 days.

Anyone else who is interested can still register by completing the following Application Form

Details of the event are below:

Basic and Beyond

Make a Hat

Learn the principles of Feltmaking and make a hat – exploring surface decoration, texture, nuno and 3D

Price includes 100g of fibre for use on the day plus more on sale

Saturday 27th, January 2018 10am – 5pm

Rathdown School Hall, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin.

Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Sunday Session December 10 – Christmas Decorations

Hello Feltmakers,

Please come along to this month’s Sunday Session at the Feltmakers Ireland Studio. We will be making decorations for this festive time of year.

The session begins at 10:30am. Hope to see you there!

Apply Now for Basic and Beyond: Make A Hat Session

Basic and Beyond

Make a Hat

Learn the principles of Feltmaking and make a hat – exploring surface decoration, texture, nuno and 3D

Price includes 100g of fibre for use on the day plus more on sale

Saturday 27th, January 2018 10am – 5pm

Rathdown School Hall, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin.

Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Application Form

Volunteers Wanted for The Knitting and Stitching Show 2017

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Feltmakers,

We are seeking volunteers for The Knitting and Stitching Show 2017 which runs from the 9th through the 12th of November at the RDS.

If you can help out please contact Christine Maxwell via email.

 

United Nations – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th October 2017

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United Nations – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th October 2017

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Felt Against Poverty

The idea of the project is to promote awareness of the 17th October as the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Fáilte Isteach Monaghan is a group of volunteers providing free conversational English classes for migrants refugees and asylum seekers in collaboration with Monaghan Integrated Development is the Local Development Company for county Monaghan.

Our group with support of “Green Felt” by Larissa Kleshnina will discover different felting techniques and each participant will learn how to make felted garments (scarf, hat, waistcoat and brooch). The remnants will be used to make a wall-hanging. As the result of the course participants will not only know the main felting techniques and materials, they will be able to produce hand felted things and will have an understanding of each other’s life experiences. All the participants do not have previous experience in felting. The project is already running from the 12th of September in Monaghan.

There are many Felting cooperatives around the world (Mongolia, Peru, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Nepal , Afghanistan, Iraq , Syria , Turkey etc) People in these countries are trying to overcome poverty with this ancient yet easy to make type of applied art.

So this is the way to learn from each other, be united, gain knowledge, make friends, be in good mood, and improve self-esteem.

The conclusion of our project will be in a fashion show where participants will become models to demonstrate their masterpieces and highlight ways of tackling poverty around the world.

At the Fashion Show event we will run a presentation to promote Fair Trade and Felting Cooperatives around the world to explain how fair trade helps to tackle poverty.

We want to demonstrate our unity and support with felting cooperatives around the world who are trying to overcome poverty with their work and express solidarity with the fight to eradicate poverty globally and motivate local people to follow their example.

All welcome to visit and support our Felt Fashion Show on the 17th of October at 7.30 p.m. YWCA North Road, Monaghan.

Art Unites!

Poster Download

 

 

 

Reminder: Sunday Session October 8

Hi Feltmakers,

A quick reminder of the Sunday session taking place this Sunday, the 8th of October. Holly Angle will be giving an embroidery demonstration in the morning.

Also note, there will be no Sunday session in November due to Knit and Stitch.

Good News Feltmakers

A quick update on our previous post about Saturday’s Felt in Architecture exhibition.

The good news is that the gardens and exhibition will be accessible for all attendees from 10am and not 2pm as previously stated. Hope to see many there.

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