Sunday, January 22, 2012

Workshop Calendar 2012, Derryaun Crafts, Co. Mayo

Learn, Create, Enjoy….

Tailor-made workshops can be arranged for your own particular interests, a minimum of three people is needed. Receive 10% discount per student, please phone for details. And remember…..You can now book online!

3D Needle Felted Figures
Thursday 2nd February
Special Offer for the first workshop of the year - €67.50 per person (usual price €75.00)
Learn how to use a felting needle to sculpt wool. In this detailed workshop you will learn how to make a wire armature and various felting techniques to build your figurative form, there will be   lots of tips and guidance on how to add features, hair and clothes. This is a new and exciting craft and has endless possibilities for a creative mind. This craft involves using a very sharp needle and is not suitable for children under 12 years. 2 places left.

Silver Clay Workshop – Pendants and Rings with Lisa Fahy
Sunday 4th March  
Due to the expensive cost of materials (metal clay is 99% pure silver) for this workshop pricing is higher than usual – you will make a minimum of three pieces.  €130.00
This full day workshop provides an introduction to working with silver clay. In the morning, we will practice basic metal clay skills by making pendants. In the afternoon, we will use those skills and more to design rings. All of the jewellery can be worn home at the end of the day. 

Copper Work – Copper and Art Glass Bead Pendant.
Thursday 26th April 
Design and make a copper pendant from scratch. This workshop is an introduction to basic copper work on a small scale for jewellery. Learn how to forge, cut and stamp sheet copper, melt copper wire to form a ball end and make a wire wrapped loop. No experience is needed. Cost €75.00
Friday 27th April –More Copper Work – this workshop is a continuation from the day before, giving students the opportunity to make more pieces and further their knowledge. Cost €50.00 for those that have booked day 1.
Book one day (Thursday 26th only) €75.00
Book two days Thursday 26th and Friday 27th) €125.00

Basket Weaving With Joe Hogan, Renowned Master Craftsman
Thurs and Fri 30th and 31st August  
Cost €160.00. (covers two days) Class limited to six students.
This workshop is aimed at both beginners and basket weavers wishing to explore a different shape i.e. a shopper or small turf basket. The aim of the course is to give as thorough an introduction as possible to making a basket, from making the base to finishing the border, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

All courses run from 10am to 4.30pm.
A 50% deposit is required with bookings. Deposits are non-refundable but your booking can be transferred with 7 days notice. Please pay online, credit card or send a P.O. or a cheque made payable  to Derryaun Crafts with your booking.

For more information contact: Suzie Sullivan 

Derryaun Crafts, 
Sheefry House, 
Nr. Westport, 
Co Mayo. 
T: 098 21888

We stock a range of craft equipment, materials and handmade gifts. A mail order catalogue can be found on our web site

Other Craft News

I will be teaching felt making – both wet and dry at the International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2012
Venue. NUI Galway Campus
WET Felt-making
Saturday 9th June, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday 10th June, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
DRY Felt-Making
Saturday 9th June, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunday 10th June, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: €68.00 per person
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