Volunteers Wanted for The Knitting and Stitching Show 2017



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


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

Fashion show

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.

Sunday Sessions

Hello Feltmakers,

Here are the details of the upcoming Sunday Sessions.

10th of September Gabi McGrath will run the lampshade workshop that was postponed from June.

8th of October Holly Angle gives an embroidery demonstration that morning..

And finally, the Sunday Session for the 12th of November has been cancelled due to Knit and Stitch 2017


Dates for your Diary and Felt in Architecture Workshop


Hello Feltmakers,

A quick reminder that if anyone would like to attend the talk by Claudio Varone and Anneke Copier on Thursday the 14th of September please let Anne know in advance, as the security will need a list of people attending the talk.

By now you’re probably all aware of the Felt in Architecture workshop running from  15-17th of September. We are looking for volunteers to help out at the workshop and in the exhibition space.  Please come forward if you can.

Contact Anne Walsh awesomefelt@gmail.com

Larissa O’Gorman Workshop 11-12 November, Brighton.


Why not come and learn some exciting feltmaking techniques with Russian feltmaker LARISSA O’GORMAN on the 11th & 12th of November from 9.30 to 5.30 each day.

Teaching includes:

Nuno silk and hand rolled pre-felt scarf using Margilan silk and viscose.

This exciting event takes place at:





Cost of workshop £135 including teas/coffees. MATERIALS EXTRA.

Margilan silk and viscose available from Tutor. Bring your own Merino. There will be some Merino available at the venue.

Requirements list will be sent upon booking.

Please email to secure a place and then pay the fee into the Feltmakers Southern account

No. 30256641 Sort Code 20-23-97

For further information contact:

Co-ordinator Joan Braganza Phone 01737 764466 Mob 07837 874230

Email joan_brganaza@hotmail.com

Great News Feltmakers!

All repair works are now completed on the studio. So everything is good to go again.

First of all, we have Heritage Day at the studio on the 27th of August see the post below for further details.

On the 10th of September Gabi McGrath will run the lampshade workshop that was postponed from June.

The morning session will be open to all as usual. Places should be booked directly with Gabi should you want to attend the afternoon session.

You can contact Gabi at: gabimcgrath@gmail.com

A few places are still available for the Felt and Architecture workshop running from September 15-17. Please contact Ann Walsh, her details are on felt for architecture application.

And last but not least, we will be having Gladys Paulus doing a workshop with us in March 2018. Details to follow.

Heritage Week – Open Studio August 27th

Date for your Diary


Gladys Paulus

We are delighted to announce that Gladys Paulus will be coming to Ireland in March 2018 to give a workshop for Feltmakers Ireland members.  You can see her imaginative work here: http://www.gladyspaulus.co.uk