Sunday, July 27, 2014

re:View - Textile Exhibition, Cork

re:View  at Town Hall Gallery, 
Macroom, Co. Cork

Friday 1st August to Saturday 23rd August 2014
A retrospective exhibition showing at the Town Hall Gallery Macroom will showcase the talent and diversity of fine art textile practitioners working throughout Ireland today.

The  exhibition, free to the public, will be on show  from Friday 1st August to Saturday 23rd August 2014.  The exhibition is open  from 10.30am to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 

For more work by the Cork Textiles Network please view

Shibori Felting Workshop, Co. Kerry

Shibori Workshop – Ancient techniques, Contemporary designs in Felt making  
 in Dingle, Co. Kerry 

Friday, August 22nd 2014


We will experiment with a range of ‘shibori’ techniques that can be applied to felt to create striking three-dimensional effects in your felted fabric. The main focus is on experimentation and discovery. Inspired by beauty in simple form, Nessa’s style brings together her love and fascination of the natural world and felt making in sculptural form. 
 Nessa has been exploring and teaching shibori and nuno felting techniques in her more recent works and is particularly interested in the contemporary approach of binding metal pieces with delicate fibres such as silk and lace with wool. 
One day workshop on Friday August 22nd ,10:30 am to 4:30 pm, in Dingle, Co. kerry, cost €75 
This workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced felt-makers of all levels 

To reserve a spot and get supply list, ring Nessa on 086 602 2511 or email
Contact Nessa McCormack at  
Tel: 086 6022511,

Patchwork Quilt-making Class, Carlow

Patchwork Quilt Classes at Slaney Handcraft, Co. Carlow

Tomomi McElwee of Slaney HandCraft has opened a patchwork quilt studio in Co. Carlow. There you can purchase ready-made quilts or order a custom-made quilt, buy a selection of cotton fabric and accessories for quilt making or join a class.

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Since establishing her studio earlier this year, Tomomi has been teaching a weekly drop-in class on Wednesday mornings and is now taking bookings for a six weeks Autumn course for beginners starting 9th of September.

In this six week course you will learn all the basics of quilt making:
Rotary cutting
Machine stitching
Block building
Adding border
Quilting by machine
Binding off

Time and Date : From 9th September to 14th October on Tuesdays, for six weeks, 7p.m. - 9p.m.
Place: Slaney HandCraft Studio in Rathvilly, Co Carlow
Fee: €75.00 (deposit €25.00 required)

For further detail, please contact to Tomomi 
Tel: 085-7749774.

More information on Slaney Handcraft

P.S. Do feel free to join the Wednesday morning class if the time suits better!

About Tomomi:
Tomomi has won a number of prizes at the All Ireland open quilt competition and has been teaching quilt making in Carlow for several years. She is registered with Design Craft Council of Ireland (formerly Craft Council of Ireland) as a quilt maker and ETB Kilkenny and Carlow (formerly VEC) as a quilt teacher.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Blog Awards Ireland - Best Craft Blog

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Congrats to everyone who has been nominated for this years Best Craft Blog in 2014 Blog Awards Ireland. There are some wonderful blogs on the list, if you have a spare 5 mins, check them out!



We're absolutely delighted to have been nominated for Best Arts and Culture Blog! Thank you to everyone who nominated us, and fingers crossed!!

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Crafting Circle in Donabate Library, Dublin

New Crafting Circle, Donabate Library

The first meet up is on 31st of July and it will be on every Thursday morning at 11.30am until 12.45pm.

Participants are invited to bring along whatever they are working on for a friendly meet up and chat with likeminded people.

Donabate Portrane Community Library
Donabate Portrane Community Leisure Centre
Portrane Road, 
Co. Dublin

Ph 890 5609

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

August is a busy month for Craft!

Cork Craft Month takes place
5th August – 5th September 2014

'A Celebration of Craft in Cork City and County - The perfect chance to discover locally crafted products to delight and surprise'.

Cork Craft Month 2014 is a month long festival of craft celebrating of the amazing abundance of high quality craft produced in Cork County and City. Crafts people working individually or alongside other artists present a diverse range of high quality craft activities. Through exhibitions, workshops, craft fairs and seminars you can make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.


August Craft Month 2014 is an annual celebration of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland.

"In 2014, Explore over 100 craft events including talks, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations at over 40 locations throughout Northern Ireland. Experience Northern Ireland through the best of contemporary craft by seeing, making or buying it!"

Read/Download the August Craft Month 2014 PDF brochure HERE (online reader version will appear here shortly) 


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