Calendar of Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

This page is a calendar / timetable of upcoming events organised by Feltmakers Ireland or events we feel might be of interest to feltmakers. Also included are notices of events from International Feltmakers Association (IFA), Region 14 which includes Irish membership – region14@feltmakers.com. Please email if you have details that might be included – a line or two or three with venue, date, price, maybe a link to longer description; I’m not great at the photos but you can take a chance. A broader description of event may be on BLOG – closing dates, contact details, etc. so keep an eye on the page so you don’t miss any of our activities. 

JULY

  • Start of July: .
  • August 7th: “Soft Things in Hard Times” Exhibition, a month of felt and lace,  by Annika Berglund, Ramona Farrelly, Fiona Harrington, Fiona Leech and Leiko Uchiyama in Olivier Cornet Gallery 3 Gt Denmark St, D. Launch of Exhibition 2-5pm Sunday 7th Aug
  • August 13th -21st: National Heritage Week – wide range of craft activities all over the country – you might even register to organise one yourself!
  • 14th August – Slip Hall, Celbridge, Co.Kildare. 11am-1pm- Children age 7-12yrs making magic wand pencils with wet felt, snack included. €35 per child Contact Pamela 0851085516 or purplellama.market@gmail.com to book
  • 17th August- The muddle, Bray, Co.Wicklow. Contact Sharon to book- each session €35- book direct on www.themuddle.ie  10:30am-noon 7yrs-12yrs– making magic pencil wet felted woolly wands.
  • AUGUST: APPLICATION FORMS for FI Exhibition BUILDING BRIDGES NOW AVAILABLE!!!  ENTRIES from ALL CURRENT MEMBERS OF FELTMAKERS IRELAND WELCOME.  Your work can take the form of literal or abstract interpretation, be original and predominantly using technique of felting. Please read requirements and guidelines for application carefully. All applications to be sent to decrofts@gmail.com CLOSING DATE 20th OCTOBER
  • AUGUST: REGISTRATION FOR FACE TO FACE MANDY NASH WORKSHOP IS NOW OPEN!          DATE: 22nd October: 10am to 4pm  VENUE: MAIN HALL INCHICORE CIE SOCIAL CLUB      COST: €60 PER MEMBER / €75 NON MEMBER   EMAIL: fmleech@gmail.com                      There seems to be GREAT interest so we might have to go back to the old lottery system – Email Fiona before the 29th August – if there are more than 15 members, we will have a lottery. If we do not we will open to non-members. Tutor Mandy of International renown will be holding a preliminary Zoom Session for 30 minutes about 2 weeks before the course to explain materials and resources. We can get straight to work on the Saturday- no time is wasted on day of course.
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  • Saturday 20th AugustAdult Feltmaking-The Muddle, Bray, Co.Wicklow. Contact Sharon, book direct on www.themuddle.ie Full day workshop making a funky feline- a cute cat! Introduction to 3D felt making, 10am-4pm €95. Bring your pack lunch and a mug, traybakes and all materials included
  • August 24th: IFA Region 14, Ballymena, Co Antrim: Make a wet felted bag Workshop 10.30am – 4.30pm £75 per person £15 deposit secures a place. Contact shelleysteele701@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER

  • September 1st – October 7th: Sculpture in Context in Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin – featuring some of our Feltmakers – Have a visit and spot them!
  • SEPTEMBER 4TH : SUNDAY SESSIONS BACK AGAIN
  • hurrahin St Brigid’s Resource Centre, Killester D05 FF96 @ 10.30 Looking forward to seeing you after the Summer. THE PLAN IS TO DO SOME NEEDLE FELTING – EVER HEAR OF ARMATURES???? WELL COME ALONG AND LEARN AND SHARE. WE WILL HAVE SOME NEEDLES AND WIRE AVAILABLE.
  • 15th Sep – 6th Oct: Launch of International Felt Stained Glass Exhibition in Kablo Gallery, Postgasse 11, 1010 Wien.Vienna @ 6pm an amazing opportunity to share our talent with a discerning Viennese audiencekabllo.at Dr. Niki Collier has been awarded a travelling grant from Culture Ireland for the exhibition.
  • September 23rd: Culture Night Symbols of Mobility: Phoenix Rising Marlay Park. ‘Visual artist Niki Collier opens her studio to the public to show a new multi-disciplinary work. Symbols of Mobility: Phoenix Rising is a collaborative combination of performance, photography, installation, and film projection. View the installation of Phoenix Wings, a three-metre silk and wool sculpture exploring recovery from trauma, taking place in the Regency Kitchen of Marlay Mansion. Collier will be conducting a ‘Make Your Feather’ workshop in Studio 24 at 5pm, followed by an artist talk at 8.30pm. At sunset, this event culminates with a screening of dance performance The Phoenix is Rising at sunset: the moment of coming back from the ashes.’https://www.eventbrite.com/e/371958557057September 23rd: Symbols of Mobility Children of Lir- Grand Canal Dock: ‘Visual artist Niki Collier in collaboration with award winning photographer Barry Cronin and dancers Dominic Harrigton, Vitor Bassi and Yves Lorrhan present an installation of large wings and live performance at the red pins on the docklands. A combination of installation, performance and live streaming of work made as part of Collier’s exploration of Symbols of Mobility. Using the Grand Canal Dock red rods to represent the acupuncture needles of healing, the piece visualises the moment of transforming back from swans to boys.’https://www.eventbrite.com/e/348788595077

OCTOBER

  • October 2nd: Sunday Session in St Brigid’s Resource Centre, Killester D05 FF96 @ 10.30
  • October 20th: Closing date for submission of digital photos for BUILDING BRIDGES EXHIBITION see above for application form and full details
  • October 22nd: Autumn International Workshop –Mandy Nash Chair of International Feltmakers Association (IFA)  in Inchicore Sports and Social Club, West Terrace, Dublin 8 D08 PA07.Contact Fiona Leech committeefeltmakersireland@gmail.com for application form. Details on blog

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Feltmaker Ireland Exhibition BUILDING BRIDGES in Visitors Centre, Phoenix Park. Contact Deirdre Crofts decrofts@gmail.com for details