A Touch Of Red Exhibition Accepting Entries

Joint Exhibition with Finnish Felt Association Filtti and Feltmakers
Ireland

“A Touch of Red”

Feltmakers Ireland are delighted to announce a joint exhibition with the Finnish Feltmakers
Association which will take place in Jämsä a small town in Central Finland from the 1st July to 4th August inc. The opening will take place at 4pm on 30th June. The gallery is an old bank building overt two floors in the town centre.

Entries
Application for entries will close on 15 March 2019 for the initial round. Anyone wishing to enter the
competition will be asked to submit photographs of their entry with an application form. Those
selected for independent adjudication will be informed by mid April they must submit their pieces
ready for transportation by 30th April 2019.

Entries are restricted to members of Feltmakers Ireland.
Cost
Submission fee €20 per piece, €35 two or more. Payment on 2nd round.
Exhibition Terms
1. Who can take part?
All current members of Feltmakers Ireland and feltmakers from Finland
2. What are the conditions of entry?
1 The work can take the form of literal or abstract interpretation, functional and non-functional.
Wearable and non-wearable.
2 The work must be original and predominantly made using the technique of felt, all hand-made felting
technique are accepted.
3 Other textile techniques (as well as non-textile media) may be included, though handmade felting
techniques must be principal one.
4 The work must be personally hand-made and after January 2018.
5 Work done during courses or under the guidance of teachers is not allowed.
6 The exhibition will be mounted in Jämsä a small town in Central Finland from the 1st July to 4th August 2019 inc.
7 Each entrant may submit up to three pieces of work
NB There is no restriction on size or other materials except that the pieces must be suitable to be
transported by courier to Finland and there can be no glass.

Application Form

 

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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.

Exciting Plans to put in the Diary

The play day scheduled for next Saturday has been postponed – we will post information about the new date soon.

 

 

PLAY DAY – Saturday October 1st. 10.00 – 17.00

Join us for a day of shared ideas while working together. The plan is that everyone works on their own felt piece in a shared space. While there are no tutors there will be lots of people who can offer advice and share ideas with. It’s a great opportunity to work on a large piece that may not fit on your table at home. Bring all own feltmaking materials and equipment and a packed lunch – there is no charge and we will provide the venue and the company. The location is Palmer Hall, Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.

Space is limited so you need to let Barbara Tidey know if you would like to join us –  tideyb@gmail.com

Knitting & Stitching Show 2016 – Volunteers Needed

20-23rd October

We are looking for members to help out on our stand in the RDS for this years show. Volunteers usually spend 2-3 hours on the stand, it’s usually great fun, you meet lots of people and get free entry to the show!

If you are available please contact Christine Maxwell at christinemaxwell224@gmail.com

 

 

STRUCTURAL HAT WORKSHOP

 

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Last chance to join Holly Angle and Feltmakers Ireland for a 2 day Structural Hat workshop.

There are still a few spots left.

 

 

 

 

 

You will learn to go beyond the basic hat form to sculptural pieces. Each hat will be unique based on your designs. Some experience is necessary. Spaces are limited to 8 participants due to space.

 

Booking is on a first come, first serve basis.

It will take place at the studio in the Phoenix Park.  Just inside the Knockmaroon Gate.

Saturday February 6th through Sunday February 7th, 2016

€120.00 – does not include supplies.

 

To book – hollyangle1@gmail.com

SUNDAY SESSION

Colour Blending

Colour Blending

Join us on Sunday the 9th for a session on colour blending.  We will have samples of different techniques to grade from one colour to the next in felt making.

Sunday June 9th    10:30 am – 1:00 pm.

5 euro per person

Bring along a small felting kit if you want to do a sample.  Please bring your own wool, as we’re very low at the studio.

Enjoy the sun and we’ll see you on Sunday!

Pam De Groot

We are thrilled to welcome Pam for a Large Wrap/Shawl Workshop.

Spend 2 days making a large wrap for cool evenings this summer.  Pam will walk us through

her amazing techniques of mosaic felt making.  We’ll also be looking at closures, toggles and clasps.

Venue for the 2 days is St. Brigid’s National School, Beechwood Lawn, Castleknock.

Saturday June, 11 2011 and Sunday June 12  10:00 to 5:00

Download the application form on the Feltmakers Ireland Workshop page.


Application Deadline extended to May 8th after AGM!  

Sunday October 12 Drop In Session – Lucan

Great News – due to the success of the Wednesday Drop In Sessions – and by overwhelming popular demand –  we are delighted to announce a series of Sunday sessions on the same themes as the Wednesdays. These start on Sunday October 12th 2008 in St. Andrew’s Church of Ireland Parish centre in Lucan from 12.00-15.00. Please check out the Monthly Drop In page for more details.

Nuno Jacket Workshop

Aisling Hassett

Aisling Hassett created this gorgeous Nuno Jacket at the Sue Johnson workshop in April 08

Wednesday Drop In Sessions

Feltmakers Ireland – Monthly Drop In Sessions

We’re back with another season of fantastic sessions on Feltmaking.  All are welcome and we encourage new and experience crafters to come.  Meetings take place at the Blanchardstown Library on the 2nd floor from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.  These times are meant to challenge and teach us to be better Feltmakers.  It’s also a time to show what you’ve created and share how you did your techniques.  Bring your gear and try out new things each month.  Although the sessions are free, we will have a place for donations for fibre and materials used that day.  Have a great time! We kicked off with our first session on September 17th 2008 – Mini Projects  30 Minute Felt These are things that can be done as quick gifts or activities with kids. Keep an aye on our “Drop In Sessions”  page for dates, locations and topics covered. Looking forward to seeing you.