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Sunday Session 14th October

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Emergency General Meeting – 8.15pm 3 rd October 2018

Dear Members

It is with regret that the Committee would like to invite you to a meeting to decide the future of our Guild. This decision was taken due to the ongoing challenge whereby we do not have sufficient numbers on the Committee to organise Feltmakers events and activities.

In order to function properly the Committee needs at least 8 people who are available to attend monthly meetings, help organise; workshops; assist in the preparation and running of the Feltmakers stand and workshops at the Knitting and Stitching Show; Sunday Sessions; Exhibitions; fibre sales and social media.

The roles on the Committee involve the Chair, treasurer, membership, secretary and other roles in relation to the ongoing activities.

We hope as many members as possible can attend this important meeting to ensure the continuation of the Guild into 2019 and beyond.

The meeting will take place at 8.15pm on the 3rd October 2018 at Parish Centre Beechpark Ave, Castleknock Dublin 15

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UPDATE: 50 Shades of Grey – 3 Day Workshop with Wendy Bailye

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50 Shades of Grey 3 Day Workshop with Wendy Bailye

This class is a process/sample -oriented workshop designed to develop your felt making skills in a playful, experimental manner. You will learn about mixing and matching fibres and fabrics and learn a multitude of techniques that extend your textural skills.

UPDATE: Venue is as follows: Portmarnock Parish Centre, Strand Road, Portmarnock
Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018

Application Form

 

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Don’t Forget Feltmakers Ireland Annual General Meeting 20th May

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Feltmakers Ireland will hold their AGM on 20th May 2018 in St Andrew’s Parish Hall, Lucan 20th May 2018. Guest Speaker will be Nessa Mc Cormack. The meeting starts at 2.30pm sharp with the opening speeches.

An exciting feature of the meeting this year is our “Swap or sell your Stash Stall”, we have all gathered too much fibre, fabric, yarn and other bits and pieces. Members are invited to bring their extra stash along priced, and we will sell it for you or make a swap.

We will have all our fibre on sale as well including some of the beautiful PIKU Finnwool that was used in the recent Gladys Paulus Workshop.

Don’t forget to bring along some of your recent creations for the Exhibition Table and Baked Goods are always welcome to have with tea and coffee afterwards.

Anyone who hasn’t renewed their membership we will accept payment on the day the rate remains €25 until end of the year.

Enquiries to Suzanne tel; 085 1146391 or Christine 086 3640233

An Interview with Feltmakers Ireland Member- Leiko Uchiyama

 

We asked Feltmakers Ireland member Leiko Uchiyama a few questions last month to get an understanding of her work and what motivates one of the members of our guild.
We hope you enjoy her responses and gain an understanding of how your fellow felt-makers work in this craft.
Can you tell us a little about yourself Leiko?
I’m Japanese and I’ve lived in Japan, NZ, France, Indonesia and now in Ireland over the last 6 years. I was studying animal science (sheep reproduction) in university in Japan and I was shearing sheep… Felting has been how I make my living since 1994.
 
How and when did you start Felting… what is your experience, can you tell us a little about your journey?
My first felting experience was when I was working on the sheep farm in NZ in 1987 with my farm boss and the book called “Felt Making” by Inge Evers. Then I had a chance to take the felting class with Jorie Johnson in 1992 in Japan. I was learning spinning, weaving and knitting but felting drew me the most.
 
What is your process from conception to creation and what is your motivation? 
I like keep my hands busy and it makes my brain works. Hand craft is very important in Japan and I believe it makes the society rich. Sheep is the animal which has the longest relationship with human being and they’ve been providing us food, shelter and clothes.In this 21st century, I’d like to see what real hand craft can do and to remember how skilled our hands are.
 
What currently inspires you?
Everything I see and everything goes through my mind and body.

Thank you Leiko for taking the time to speak with us.

read more about Leiko here

Felters, Your Guild Needs You – October 3rd EGM

Dear Felters,

An emergency general meeting will take place this week. We are looking for members to fill much needed roles in the guild.

The roles on the Committee involve the Chair, treasurer, membership, secretary and other roles in relation to the ongoing activities.

We hope as many members as possible can attend this important meeting to ensure the continuation of the Guild into 2019 and beyond.

The meeting will take place at 8.15pm on the 3rd October 2018 at Parish Centre Beechpark Ave, Castleknock Dublin 15

Please come along, you can make a difference.