Sunday, August 30, 2015

EVENTS: Electric Picnic 2015

Electric Picnic Logo 

When the summer is nearing its end, and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. You know its Electric Picnic time!!

Greencrafts will be making a welcome return to the festival, an exciting area that celebrates and teaches the ancient techniques and crafts of our wilder forefathers.Over the weekend there will be a host of master craftsmen and women on hand to teach traditional skills and there will be hands-on workshops with natural and sustainable materials to make something beautiful to take home with you.

Woolly Way News: Blog Awards Ireland 2015

We're delighted to have been Long-listed for 'Best Arts and Culture Blog' in the 2015 Blog Awards Ireland for another year!! Thank you to all and anyone who nominated us. We're well chuffed.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEWS: Craft Inspired Covers

The Postmistress cover by Jenny Hart;  
The Jane Austen Book Club cover by Helen Musselwhite

We recently came across this article on 'Creative Review', about a series of Penguin books that are being re-published, with re-designed covers. Naturally enough, we love them!!

Six of Penguin's most popular recent fiction titles have been redesigned as a set with new craft-inspired covers. The Penguin By Hand series makes use of embroidery, crochet and quilting, with each technique further evoked on paper through the use of some serious embossing...

Friday, August 21, 2015


We recently came across an interesting Nordic website, which has some very interesting articles on textiles and archaeology. It belongs to Viveka Hansed , a professional textile historian.
"The chosen path for my education in textile history is rare and based on a symbiosis of practical textile training within the Swedish Handicraft Association, theoretical work and academic studies primarily in the humanity subjects. Through the years I have completed further theoretical research in European collections, first and foremost in the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries. Added with textile experiments – in the areas of historical weaving, dyeing, needlework, knitting, plaiting and lace – so in the best possible way be able to develop new contexts for questions related to my work."
If you have an interest in this area, or even just a bit of free time, we highly recommend reading some of her articles! 

STUDIO: Studio Available to Rent, Dublin

Approx 550 sq ft studio to rent. Beautiful bright space which would suit workshop for costume designers, set designers or other creatives, with an emphasis on textiles.
Contains tables, chairs, sewing and knitting machines.

Windows at each end plus a skylight.

The studio is above The Constant Knitter at 88 Francis Street.

Email Rosemary at for details.

CLASSES: Textile, Dublin



Morning classes in Howth: 10 week term
Wednesdays starting September 23rd 10.00 - 12.30
Thursdays starting September 24th 10.00 – 12.30

Our classes include hand and machine embroidery, printing on fabric, dyeing using indigo, procion and acid dyes, feltmaking, and various design techniques.  

The classes are ongoing and suitable for both beginners and those who want to extend their skill base.

Some places still available.

Phone Eleanor (087 4180369) or Hilary (086 2394987) for more details. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WORKSHOPS: Sewing, Dublin

We have added more classes to our summer schedule!!

We are not sure if people are finishing their summer dresses or getting a head start on their winter wardrobe, it doesn't matter, due to demand we have added the following courses to our summer schedule:

Four Week Evening Classes
Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August,   7-10pm,   €150
Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August,   7-10pm,   €150

Summer Sewing & Design Camp (10-12 year olds)
Monday 24th to Friday 28th August,   9.30am-2.30pm,   €195

Sewing Skills Bootcamp
Saturday 22nd & 29th August,   10am-4.30pm,   €195
Saturday 5th & 12th September,   10am-4.30pm,   €195

Please note that there are limited places available so book soon to avoid disappointment.
Booking: 087 953 6818,
More info:


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