Sunday, September 11, 2011

Textile Workshops at Drumcreehy Country House, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare


30th September – 2ndOctober 2011
You know how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off BUT you want to explore the creative side to hand knitting! Things like making your own knitting yarns, making and knitting a super chunky yarn and knitting it with a broom handle! Break the mystery of twisting a cable, discover circular knitting and learn how to be creative with colour.
Join us at the luxurious Drumcreehy Country House for a weekend workshops with Liz Spillane, a professional Knitwear Designer who has worked in the industry for over 25 years and specialises in Hand Knit design work.  She also has years of experience in Fashion Design Education and is currently Knitwear Tutor in the Fashion Department of the Limerick School of Art & Design.
Euro 225.00 per person sharing double or twin room.
Single room supplement - Euro 40.00 per person (limited supply).

7th – 9th October 2011
In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, learn the fascinating art of felt making with textile artist Suzanne McCulloch. During this weekend workshop, you will design and create your own pair of slippers and a handbag using the seamless felt making technique.  Explore the various different ways of manipulating the wool to embellish your pieces with techniques such as layering, trapping fibres and needle felting, using the beautifully soft hand dyed fibres such as Marino and Blue Faced Leicester.  Finish off each felted delight with your very own personalised handmade label. 
Suzanne McCulloch holds a BA hons degree in Decorative Arts from Nottingham Trent University.  Following her degree, she was awarded a two year artist residency at the Platform Gallery in Lancashire. Since then she has worked as an independent textile artist producing her own range of textiles and also running craft workshops for adults and children.  Suzanne has exhibited her work extensively in galleries such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Sweet Bella Gallery in New York.
Euro 175.00 per person sharing double or twin room. 
Single room supplement – Euro 40.00 per person (limited supply)

14th – 16th October 2011
You are an experienced Hand knitter and would love to create your own “Designer garment”.  At this workshop with Liz Spillane you will learn the basic principles of designing a hand knitted garment.  With your own research and the chosen yarn you wish to work with, you will design your own garment, knit swatches of the fabric to be used, plot the pattern and discuss the process of making the garment.
(See Beginners course for Liz Spillane’s portfolio).
Euro 210.00 per person sharing double or twin room.
Single room supplement Euro 40.00 per person (limited supply).
All rates for all workshops include 2 nights Bed & Breakfast at the luxurious Drumcreehy Country House, 2 lunches and 12 hours workshop (6 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday).

For more information or bookings contact Drumcreehy Country House:

T: 065 7077377

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