Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Medieval Weekend Workshop, Co. Waterford

Weekend Workshop 


  Join us in Tramore, County Waterford fora weekend of crafting. 


 Naalbinding and the warp-weighted loom


Participants will have the opportunity to learn naalbinding and to explore the building and warping of a warp weighted loom. 

There will be introductory talks about the loom and naalbinding, then you can learn naalbinding- materials supplied. You will also have a hands on opportunity to investigate the loom. 

Naalbinding will offer you chance to learn techniques, a basic stitch, shaping, then more stitches as you wish. On the loom you can learn how to make the warp header with tablet weaving, knit the heddle threads and start to weave, as well as understanding the principles of how the loom works. 

Numbers will be limited to give all participants maximum access to both crafts. 

Lunches included. 

Where: Mother of Pearl Cafe, Tramore (opposite the old Railway Station), Co. Waterford
Date: 11th and 12th April 2015 
Time: 10.30 to 4.30 each day.
Cost: €60 ( or €40 for Saturday only) (€20deposit) 
Email us at 

You can find us on Facebook at Leine Medieval Crafters 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lacemaking Weekend, Kinsale, Co. Cork

The Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland
Are Celebrating Irish Lacemaking

In Trident Hotel, Kinsale, Co. Cork

March 9th to March 13th 2015

• Classes for Beginners and Advanced Students

• Visit Kinsale Museum where antique pieces can be studied

• Discover Local Heritage 

Call in and see the Exhibition of antique dresses

Classes with qualified teachers in Carrickmacross, Limerick , Bandon, Mountmellick, Irish Crochet, Youghal Needlepoint

 To Book Your Place contact the Trident Hotel at  021 4779300
4 B+B 2 evening meals  - 235euro per person sharing room
                                         - 290euro single room.

Day students are welcome too!

To book or for more details email


Friday, February 6, 2015

Material Design, A Day of Textile Workshops, Cork

Material Design 

A Day of Textile Workshops

Sunday 8th March 2015

  Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Cork

Sheila Jordan - Exploring Felt in 3D

SaidhbhĂ­n Gibson- Exploring an developing your Textile Work Through Drawing and Mixed Media

Logan McLain -Strong Words: typography, words and text can be applied in textile art and design (FULL)

Anne Kiely Local buildings: printing with pre-exposed emulsion (FULL)

Cost: €100
Sunday 8th March 2015 

For booking inquiries contact:Hilda da Lacy
Tel: 086 1733910 
For more information or to download brochure/application form visit: 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kenmare Lace Festival 2015, Co. Kerry

Kenmare Lace Festival 

19 to 22 March 2015

Kenmare Biennial Lace Festival had its origins in ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’, a series of events, festivals and gatherings of all kinds welcoming people to Ireland during 2013.

From 19 to 22 March 2015 we will again celebrate the wonderful heritage of lacemaking and design established by the Poor Clare nuns in post famine Kenmare in the 1860s.

There is a full festival programme with lacemaking workshops in nine different disciplines running over two days. For the fashion conscious there will be a fashion show, a fashion-able competition and 'meet the designers' at the Art & Design Cloister. Exhibitions will showcase the very best in lacemaking and Irish design. There will be a full day of lacemaking workshops including Kenmare Lacemaking for both beginners and experienced lacemakers.

All our events are aimed at encouraging people to uphold tradition, good design and culture. To discover what is taking place during the festival go to the programme page.


Irish Crochet Workshop, Dublin

Rosemary Murphy
The Constant Knitter
88 Francis Street
Dublin 8

087 996 7197


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